Openfire is an RTC server that manages chat rooms. The REST API sends HTTP requests to the server and in this case, the PHP library facilitates the access to the API. Once users access the API with HTTP and shared secret, they will be able to retrieve, create, and delete users in chat rooms. They will also manage groups of chats. Installation and usage guides available.
Location information sharing has become a quick and easy way for people to effortlessly let friends or family know where they, where to meet or even how far away they are from a particular destination. For those with an ever-increasing mobile lifestyle, this kind of functionality can prove to be quite useful. Glympse is one of these location information tools that uses a dynamic map to update a user's whereabouts in real time. Glympse also provides the Glympse API that may be interesting to developers who want to include real time location sharing in their applications or websites.
With so many projects being worked on in GitHub, often by multiple users, Kristopher Sandoval discusses why developers love the service. The benefits of collaborative editing, language agnostics and powerful versioning support make it difficult to find reasons not to use GitHub.