Welcome to the homepage for Princeton TigerChat, an exciting new web application that is going to revolutionize they way Princeton students chat with each other online.
We're hard at work building the main application and can't take the time to "chat" about it, but if you want to learn more, then keep reading!
Communication is fundamentally broken. When I want to chat with a friend from school, I have to go through the motions of getting his number, friending him on facebook, getting his GMail address, etc. Why does it have to be so hard? All that really matters is (1) his name, and (2) our common context. Why isnít that enough? With TigerChat, it is. I can simply go to TigerChat, search for his name, and chat away. Because weíre already tied by the common context of both having a University email address, we didnít have to exchange any extra information. Moreover I can do this with any number of friends, or even join chat rooms for the student groups Iím a part of. With TigerChat, my socialization online is just a seamless extension of my offline relationships. To be clear, however, this isnít just a Princeton-specific social platform. It works for any organization. What if everyone on your Board of Directors could automatically chat with one another instead of having to arrange a time to meet? Or what about government organizations? Productivity would increase 10-fold. Because TigerChat already has this underlying technology, the range of applications, as well as the possibility for monetization, is limitless. The only question is, who will you chat first?
To learn more about what we're working on, please see our Project Overview Document
To track our progress, check out our Project Timeline.