Hiitch is a desktop software that notifies you of people and things that interest you.
Hiitch is about personalizing your community. It offers you an entire open sourced desktop social networking platform that allows and encourages you to spin off your own personal community just for your family and friends.
What does it do?
Hiitch helps you to meet other online users by matching their profiles with what you have set out to look for. If a match is found, Hiitch will send an alert to notify you. Aside from profile matching, Hiitch will also alert you of other activities like appointments, events, items received and offline messages.
You are not required to spent time and effort to monitor for the information you desire. Hiitch will automatically deliver all the critical information that you have indicated to be notified right onto your desktop.
Hiitch is more...
You are encouraged to sign up an account with our default network and use it as a means to contact us or interact with other developers of the Hiitch platform. Just download the default client and join us today as part of our community!
But more than that you can now start your own secure desktop social networking community right from your home or private network for your personal use. You can grow your community through an initial trusted network of family and friends, then open that up to your peers, family's friends, friend's friend and etc. Building a social network using this approach is safer because the community is link to each other in some way. Also, your private and personal data such as pictures, profiles, journals and etc don't end up in the hands of people you don't even know because in Hiitch we encourage you to host your own server and network.
· Java Runtime Environment (JRE6) - tested on Ubuntu 7.10
Only Gnome is supported for now. Hiitch does not show up on your system
tray in KDE due to issues with Java and KDE.
Setting up the client:
- Just run it.
java -jar start.jar
Or refer to the install-client.sh in the source code's script folder.
You will need to login to your desktop again if Hiitch does not automatically
start up after the client installation. If the Hiitch client has been started
successfully, then you will see a yellow/gray icon appear on the system tray.
To remove Hiitch from desktop startup you can either edit your Gnome
session or if you still want to keep Hiitch, use the options available on
the login panel of the GUI. To open the GUI, either right click on the
yellow/gray icon to get a menu or double click on it.
What's New in This Release:
· Minor bug fixes.