BuddyGopher is a web-based service for American college students
using AOL Instant Messenger. It puts all of your friends away messages
into one window, and it turns their old away messages into bite-sized blogs. Questions on how BuddyGopher works? See our old version of this About page.
We are still in Beta
testing. Please pardon the mess around here during the next few weeks. We're more focused on making reliable server software than we are pretty websites.
The best way to contact us is via e-mail -
BuddyGopher in the News
Press images: USA Today, Washington Post, Winston-Salem Journal.
BuddyGopher Development Team
- Nick Gray from
Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Founder and Project Manager.
- Marek Publicewicz
from Warsaw, Poland. Used to work (updated on June 1th, 2005)
for a company delivering data analysis on the
Polish mutual funds and bonds market. Currently running his own
consulting business, taking part in myriads of interesting and
challenging projects, with the BuddyGopher opening this list.
With special thanks to:
- Matthew Sachs from
Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. Author of Net::OSCAR library and Computer Science
student at Brandeis University.
- Ryan Farley of
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. BuddyGopher proof-of-concept general
- John Wigle of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
BuddyGopher proof-of-concept server hardware.
- Sean Chittenden
of San Francisco, California, USA. PostgreSQL optimization consultant.
- Jonah Harris of Albequerque, New Mexico, USA. PostgreSQL
- Zachary Klein from
New York City, New York. GUI designer for Connected Ventures, LLC.
How the BuddyGopher Server Software Works
Away messages have been our project passion for over two years. Our custom-built OSCAR array collects hundreds of thousands of away messages from the largest AIM BuddyList ever assembled.
Are you looking for a challenging web-based development environment? BuddyGopher faces many difficult problems that typical web service applications never encounter. Interpretations of third-party protocols and the managing of thousands of persistent OSCAR connections are just two of the potential headaches that we have already avoided. BuddyGopher needs creative developers to help support our growth and improve our interface. Email for more information on how to join our freelance team.