Gush makes instant messaging and news aggregation simple, functional, and attractive. Gush excels at the functionality it provides without including the kitchen sink. Its not just pretty looks -- Gush provides several unique features such as Split Chat, real IM conversation management, IM Announcements, and a tabbed News Reader.
Gush also has many advantages over AOL IM, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo! Messenger by virtue of using the standards-based, open architecture Jabber/XMPP network. Unlike legacy networks, Jabber is not centralized giving flexibility to companies while avoiding a single point of failure. In addition, Jabber/XMPP, and thus Gush, strives to be secure as possible. Download Gush and find out what you've been missing.
Gushing for Gush
02.04.04Stowe Boyd has several comments and improvement ideas for Gush on "Get Real".
Stowe's screenshot of our Split Chat conversation is of course independent proof that Split Chat isn't something we created in Photoshop :)
We'll be talking more about transports, a server-side XML-RPC agent for posting to blogs via Announcements, Mac OS X version, and more soon.
Thanks to everyone who's tried out Gush and is spreading the word. We've had a great amount of positive feedback, especially on the UI and RSS features. If you think we're missing anything we would love to hear from you.
Windows ME Issues
We've had a few reports of Gush not working properly under Windows ME. We'll try and have them resolved as soon as we can.
It looks like some people who were having problems are doing just fine now. If you still have problems on windows ME please goto our contact page and send us an email.
02.03.04Gush has been updated to version 1.0.1 which fixes a couple of small but harmless bugs. To upgrade, just uninstall Gush and then install the new version. Uninstalling does not remove any of your profile information.
Invisible and Blocking in Gush
02.02.04Gush makes use of XMPP's privacy management to be able to appear invisible and also to be able to block communication towards other people on your Buddy List.
Unfortunately, there is still a small problem with the server relating to removing invisibility or unblocking a contact. Once you unblock the person, they can see you online, but you won't be able to see them online until you log off and then log back online.
However, appearing invisible and blocking does work. In the mean time, you can steer clear of these features and everything ought to be fine. We'll post here when the issue is resolved.
02.02.042Entwine is proud to announce the very first public release of Gush.
Be sure to check out the Getting Started page to help you get up and running with Gush. More in-depth information about using Gush can be found in the FAQ and Features section.
Feel free to send us your thoughts and feedback. You can get in touch with us through the Contact Us page.