With the development of modern technologies, web applications are no longer limited to only one access device, such as desktop PC. Applications that are limited to a single device are less valuable than those that are connected.
One of the application i am going to introduce is Meebo. Meebo is a social platform connecting users with their friends across the web. Like Ebuddy, Meebo is a browser based instant messaging program which supported multiple IM services, including Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, ICQ, MySpaceIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, CafeMom and others. Not only can Meebo be used on a desktop, it can also be integrated into Iphones, Blackberry and Android users. No matter where you are, as long as you have installed the software application into one of those mobile devices you can instant message anyone on the go.
One of the advantage of using Meebo is that it allows some people who are behind firewalled networks (networks that block the various instant messaging protocols but have not blocked the meebo.com domain name) to connect to instant messaging services due to the fact the user connects to only port 443 (HTTPS) and the Meebo service itself then connects to the various instant messaging protocols.
Meebo also incorporated “Meebo Rooms”. Users of Meebo can connect to chat rooms or host their own for which multiple friends can join and chat. Meebo Rooms also grants a degree of control to the user with invite and ban authority. Classic Meebo was updated to reflect the release prior to Meebo Rooms to allow users with outdated browsers to continue to use meebo.
In brief, Meebo is pretty popular web application which is associated with web browsers and mobile devices. It works as a kind of media that can link to different types of devices. As a consequence, this independent messaging service well characterizes the pattern of Software above the level of a single device.