AddonInteractive strives to provide user friendly, state-of-the-art interactive web-based communication applications for individuals, organizations, and companies of all sizes.
AddonInteractive (formerly "RaiderSoft") was established in 2001 with only two team members. Originally headquartered in Riverside, California, we sought to deliver Java based community chat client and server solutions to small business owners, web communities, fan sites and hobbyists. Though successful at first, we realized the difficulties that many of our customers faced setting up and installing their own communications server and immediately moved our attention to a full hosted solution. Our first hosted community chat product, "SigmaChat" was released that very year and became wildly popular.
By the fall of 2006, shortly before our version 8.0 release, RaiderSoft became AddonInteractive and SigmaChat became AddonChat. AddonChat v8.0 quickly rose to become one of, if not the most, popular community chat software on the market and by that time had been in use by my millions of people worldwide.
We take great pride in our work, but much of that credit belongs to you- our customers. Every version of AddonChat was built using the suggestions and criticisms that our customers have provided us, and with every new release our sole hope is to make our customers happier with our product. We know that in doing so, we'll expand our customer base and improve our company's position in the market. We listen to our customers; their likes, their dislikes, their needs and their suggestions for improvement; and we work diligently to meet your demands.
We have the utmost awe and admiration for our competitors. The market of web-based chat applications is very competitive. In the past 15 years we've seen many companies, both small and large, come and go. Only a few have withstood the test of time and they have earned our most sincere respect. At the time of this writing, we find the following companies offering hosted chat based solutions to be our best and most stable competitors to date, and we invite you to browse their offerings:
ParaChat is the original provider of Java based community chat solutions, based in the United States, they have provided service since the Internet first became popular in 1995.
ChatBlazer is a leader in Flash based hosted community chat solutions. Based in Singapore, ChatBlazer's parent company (Pendulab), incorporated in 2001.
123FlashChat is a market leader of Flash based community chat solutions. Based in China, their domain has been active since 2003. Note that as of the time of this writing (May, 2015) 123FlashChat's competitor comparison charts are wildly inaccurate and biased.