Convore gives users an easy way to stay in touch and participate in discussions over the internet. The application is essentially an instant messaging program that enables groups of friends to chat in real time. Users can join private or public groups and discuss any topic they like. Convore also offers an iPhone application for mobile conversations. Users can view the live chat and updates, reply to messages or mark tem with a star for later, view who is online now and locate featured and popular Convore groups. Users can also create new groups through the iPhone and web versions.
Convore was founded by Eric Maguire, Eric Florenzano and Leah Culver. The application was intended to give users a better way to communicate as a group. Although there were other instant messaging tools out there, Convore encourages group participation and allows users to form their own groups or join existing ones. Today many people use Convore to build and interact with public and private groups.
Many of the capabilities of Convore are really nothing new. There are plenty of free chat rooms and instant messaging programs already out there. What really makes Convore unique is the way it blends all the right features and elements to cater to users who want to build a group chat. The application provides users with public and private settings. Users can also join other groups or invite the people they know to theirs.
The Convore website uses a cool blue and grey color scheme that has a low key yet eye-catching appeal. The stylized logo features a gaping blue dinosaur maw beside the sleek white Convore website name. The user chat areas are equally as stylish with no clutter and a well-organized design that makes it easy to adapt when switching to Convore. Drop down menus allow the user to move between groups, mentions, requests or discover new groups on Convore.
The Convore registration form can be found right on the homepage. It’s kept as short as possible, requiring only a username, email address and password. After entering their information, the new user can click the blue and white “Sign me up!” button at the bottom of the form. Users are also given the option of registering and logging in through an existing Facebook or Twitter account. This can be done by clicking the corresponding black button to the right of the traditional registration form. Users who choose to sign up through their social networking profile can also add or invite their contacts from those websites. After creating an account, the user is taken directly to their dashboard where they can find or create groups, view online status and access all other Convore features.
Convore has done a great thing by offering its service for free. Anyone can create an account for nothing. There are no subscription fees or other charges for using Convore. The site offers many features that can be found elsewhere, so this is a great incentive to convince users to try it out. No premium paid account is listed at this time.
Convore is a great option for users who want to build or join a chat group. The application offers a stylish atmosphere that is user friendly and takes no time to learn. The social networking connectivity is another convenience for users with a Twitter or Facebook profile.