Coco Voice, Chatroom and Question, for iOS

Coco Voice,, the iOS and Android mobile voice messenger we previously introduced, got a few updates in the past year. Besides “Meet Someone New” for seeing people around you, “Shake Shake” for making friends with people shaking at the same time, “Winks” for sending winks to people you like, Coco Voice make two important updates, “Chat Rooms” and “Question”, in late 2012.

First, Chat Rooms.

Coice chatrooms allow people to chat freely, on given topic of those rooms. Currently, Coco Voice provides the following rooms:

1. Singles – Ready to mingle? ūüėČ
2. Sleepless Tonight – What’s on your mind?
3. Games & Technology – All the cool stuff
4. Past, Present, & Future – Imagine
5. Sports – Score!
6. Represent! – Yeah yeah!
7. Outer Space – To infinity and beyond
8. Comics & Anime – Free to be your nerdy self
9. United States – Vote for me!
10. Canada – Want some maple syrup?
11. Australia – Land down under
12. Latin America – ¬°Muy Caliente!
13. Middle East – The golden land
14. Asia – The yin and the yang
15. Spirituality – Connect with the source
16. Europe – Eu’re interesting
17. Afrika – The origin of mankind

Currently, the “Single” room is the most popular one, there are always 20~30 people staying there, chatting or arguing about lots of topics, using text or voice.

Coco Voice supports listening to these rooms in background mode. So you can enter your favorite room and them switch to other apps for other fun things. Coco Voice will play messages when they come in. In this way, you are like listening to radio, with lots of people popping up and arguing. It is fun, you should try it out on your iPhone or iPad.

Second, Question.

It is the latest feature of Coco Voice for iOS devices. You ask a question, or express your opinion on others’ question. You are free to ask anything or share anything. Someone asks for whether to buy an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3. Someone asks for whether long distance relationship is working or not. Someone just sings and others give their opinions. It has lots of fun to join.

Here is a list of hot topics on Coco Voice, you can listen to these topics on the web.
I am a professional singer With professional friend Let’s see who’s the best on Coco Idol – Judges v.s. Rivals (singers)
Do u think u can sing?? – SING!!!! v.s. ME THE JUDGE THE ONLY JUDGE
Do you think you can sing? – Singers v.s. Judges
Are you sexy? – No way!! v.s. Hell, yeah!
Coco Voice Idol(do you have the voice to win coco voice idol?) choose any song and sing! – Judges v.s. Contestants(singers)
Can boys and girls really be best friends with nothing sexual going on at all? – No v.s. Yes
Do U Like Texting Or Talking? – Talking v.s. Texting
Can you guys sing? And even if you THINK you can’t still come join the chat – Judge/chat v.s. SING/chat
Tom and Jerry or spongebob? – Spongebob v.s. Tom and Jerry
Can You sing For me? I wanna hear other voices!! Anyone can join! Just please no arguing!! – Sing(Anyone) v.s. Judge(Anyone)
Who is a good singer? – Singer v.s. Judges
Who likes cake? – Hate cake v.s. Love cake

Question also supporting background mode. You can  listen to these discussions in background mode on your phone.

Have iPhone or iPad but still not having Coco Voice installed? Please install it from iTunes here. It will brings you funs!

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Messenger Updated, Improving for Both Web and iPad

We are pleased to announce KarooLark’s new web messenger UI layout.

Now all messengers are listed in the bottom bar. Chatting dialogs will no long need a minimizing button and its title in task bar. Window title bar is in solid gray color in all platform, like Windows, Mac and iPad. Popup menus are now using white background color. Some controls are updated with more accurate layout.

For iPad users, if there are any, you will get a smoother shadows and drag and drop of windows are now supported. We will make KarooLark much more friendly to iPad users in the future.

We are improving our server frequently. More features is coming. Let us know what is on your mind. Your opinions help improving KarooLark.

P.S. If you prefer to our old messenger layout, please visit here.

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Hi Meebo Users!

Hi Meebo Users,

We, KarooLark web messenger ( ), welcome you to our web messenger, instead of Meebo web messengers, which is already shut down today.

You and your friends may feel lost after your familiar Meebo web messenger is no longer there, since today. But don’t let Meebo messing your friendship up. You and your friends can always use KarooLark web messenger to continue chatting with your topics. We supports web Gtalk, MSN, Facebook Chat, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM and ICQ. You can login multiple networks at the same in Chrome/Firefox/IE/Safari on any platform.

Before reaching KarooLark, you may already spent some time searching ¬†for Meebo alternative to send messages to your friends. You friends may also do the same things searching for a web messenger. So don’t forget to email or send a message to your friends that they can use KarooLark web messenger, if you find KarooLark is good.

Thousands of KarooLark daily users make us confident that you and your friends will like our web messengers. Don’t forget to give us a Facebook like, a tweet or a Google plus!¬†If you have any feedback, please comment on our blog.

Say goodbye to Meebo and enjoy KarooLark web messenger. And enjoy¬†“Call me maybe”.¬†Hope you have a good day.

KarooLark Team

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Goodbye Meebo, Hello KarooLark Web Messenger

You may already heard that Google has acquired Meebo, the pioneer of web messenger service provider, for 1 billion US dollars. And yesterday, Meebo/Google announced that they will shut down a lot of services, including the common web messenger service. will be shutting down on July 11, 2012. Click here for more information about discontinued products. To get the Meebo Bar for your site, go

We respect Meebo for all they have done for serving web messenger service in the last few years. We just want to say a respectful “Goodbye Meebo”.

For those (tons of) Meebo web IM users, who may feel being ¬†abandoned, ¬†we, KarooLark web messenger ( ) service, want to say “Hello KarooLark web messenger”, welcoming those users to join us.

We are providing similar and better (in some aspects) we messengers. We think you will like our web messenger. Here is a screenshot for those Meebo new users for KarooLark:

Using KarooLark web messenger should be easy. Just select your messenger network and login and chat. No installation. Work as your desktop messenger software.

KarooLark web messenger service is provided back to 2007, running over 5+ years, from to, to today’s with supports of web Gtalk, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, Facebook Chat, AIM/ICQ, Jabber/XMPP. We are continuously supporting and improving KarooLark web messenger service. We won’t let it go or won’t shut it down. It is a service that you can rely on.

We are listening on any questions, requests or bug reports. Please feel free to drop us a line.

Enjoy your web messaging with friends on

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Coco Voice for iPhone and Android Phones

Coco Voice Messenger

Some days ago, we introduced Coco Voice messenger for iPhone, a push-to-talk smartphone application to share voice, text, and pictures. Now Coco Voice has an important update for iPhone, supporting sending pictures besides voice and text messages, and supporting finding new friends around you. And more important, Coco Voice for Android is now available in Google Android Market. So if you have an Android phone, you can now talk with your friends through Coco Voice.

Coco Voice is a push-to-talk smartphone application to share voice, text, and pictures.

‚ÄĘ Completely free, even internationally
‚ÄĘ Option to post voice messages on Facebook and Twitter
‚ÄĘ Supports Wi-Fi, 3G and any other data network
‚ÄĘ Phone and Facebook contacts integration

Please download and install Coco Voice in App Store, Coco Voice in Android Market. For more information, please visit .

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Coco Voice Mobile Messenger

Coco Voice

Today, we would like to introduce a mobile voice messenger “Coco Voice” ( ). Coco Voice is the cool new mobile voice messenger to chat with friends. It takes the hassle out of typing SMS or lengthy phone calls. If you are having an iPhone or iPad, try it out now


  • FREE: Send and receive messages completely free. You can use it to chat as much as you want and it will not cost you anything. Coco Voice does not use your Voice or SMS plan -it works over Wi-Fi, 3G/EDGE and other data plans.
  • FAST & EASY: Start sending voice messages to your friends and family instantly. Coco Voice was designed to work.
  • NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: There is no cost to send Coco Voice messages internationally. Chat with your friends all over the world as long as they have Coco Voice installed and avoid pesky international SMS costs.
  • CONVENIENT: Coco Voice is ALWAYS ON and ALWAYS Connected. The app pushes notifications of messages to you so you can respond on your time.
  • FUN: Search your friend‚Äôs Coco Voice network and connect with new and old friends. Our users have rated Coco Voice over other push to talk apps.

P.S. Android version of Coco Voice is still being developing, please stay tuned.

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Steve Jobs 1955-2011

R.I.P Steve Jobs

Thank Steve Jobs, we now have Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad in our life.

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KarooLark Desktop Notification for Google Chrome

We are very pleased to let you know that KarooLark web messenger has supported desktop notification for Google Chrome browser.

So if you are using Google Chrome visiting KarooLark web messenger,  click drop down button under your name or right click on the messenger icons on the bottom corner,

and choose “Settings” from the pop up menu, and choose “Notifications” item in the settings dialog, check “Show notification” and click “OK”.

You will be prompted to give KarooLark the permission to pop out notification, accept it.

Now if your friends send you a message, you will get notified by a pop up box around your desktop notification corner (with a sound if you also check “Play sound” in settings).

If you are working in other applications, click on the notification box and it will bring you back to KarooLark web messenger directly, showing messages for you. If no action is performed, the notification box will disappear in 30 seconds.

The benefit of enabling this feature is obvious. You won’t miss message from your friends any more. And you only need one click instead of several clicks after getting notified or hearing the message alert sound. We think you will love this feature.

Currently, desktop notification is only supported in Google Chrome browser. So if you are using IE 6.0/7.0/8.0/9.0, ¬†we strongly recommend you switching to Google Chrome, whether you need this feature or not. Internet Explorer is too slow for modern web App. Google Chrome is about 2x faster than IE, even comparing to IE’s latest version 9.0.

If you are using Firefox, which is much faster, we still recommend you using Google Chrome to visit KarooLark for daily use. You can use Google Chrome to create a standalone KarooLark web messenger application, which will have a standalone item in task bar and will have much larger space for messaging, with no toolbar, address bar and status bar.

Google Chrome browser is becoming more and more popular, which is a trend that you should not miss. By now it has about 25% of global browser market. From KarooLark’s analytics report, 15% of our KarooLark¬†visitors ¬†are already using Google Chrome. But we are sure more our users are switching to Google Chrome.

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Book of Productivity: Get Things Done

As most of our users are using KarooLark web messengers in their office, I would like to recommend a book about productivity, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.

We know if someone has a number of things to do, normal people may feel being buried while professionals may find their ways to do those things one by one and keep their positive senses of relaxed control. That is the differences of normal people and successful people.

Knowing the differences but still not knowing how to make changes that help normal people to become a productive people with high effectiveness and efficiency? David Allen’s book “Get Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” provide a practical way for you to follow to modify your old work habits and embrace the new significant shift.

David Allen wrote this book in 2001. And the book was the best sell in that year. And now 2011, after 10 years, it is still in the top 200 best sell book list. Lots of people give a 5 stars reviews in both Amazon and Google Books. Here are some of the reviews from Amazon:


OK, so when an associate of mine told me that this was the most influential book he’d ever read on organisational skills and that the book, and the system, had changed his life, I was reluctant to believe him. I decided, just to prove him wrong, that I’d grab a copy and see what all the fuss was about.

I read it in 2 sittings, commenced implementing it immediately, and after a week I realised that I too had found the best organisational system that I’d ever come across – and that is saying something! I’ve been in the business community for more than 20 years, have worked for international consulting firms, been to more training courses on the use of management systems, owned every PDA, manual time system and document tracking system known to man, bought every Ipad App available, but this one system has without doubt, absolutely and totally changed my life. And for life it is!

This Book Will Help You Get Organized and Reduce Stress in A Big Way

One way that I judge a book is by how much impact it really has on my career and life after I finish reading it. In this case, this book had and still has a huge impact in my life everyday.

First of all, I recommend purchasing the audio version of this book so that you can listen to it while you implement David’s organizational system in your office and home. This way you can listen to certain sections multiple times at your pace.

A few major impacts that this book had on my career include:

– I implemented David’s filing system for “loose” papers and now my office desk is clean (most of the time)
– My to-do list is much more effective based on David’s recommendations of how to layout your list
– I now manage my e-mails rather than letting them manage me (this is a big one)

Most importantly all of these items allow me to lead a less stressful life.

David Allen and his book got lots of receptions in the past ten years (information from Wikipedia):

In 2005, Wired called GTD “A new cult for the info age”, describing the enthusiasm for this methodology among information technology and knowledge workers as a kind of cult following. Allen’s ideas have also been popularized through the Internet, especially via blogs such as Lifehacker, 43 Folders, and The Simple Dollar.

In 2005, Ben Hammersley interviewed David Allen for The Guardian, with an article called “Meet the man who can bring order to your universe”, saying “For me, as with the hundreds of thousands around the world who press the book into their friends’ hands with fire in their eyes, Allen’s ideas are nothing short of life-changing”.

In 2007, Time Magazine called Getting Things Done the self-help business book of its time.

In 2007, Wired ran another article about GTD and Allen, quoting him as saying “the workings of an automatic transmission are more complicated than a manual transmission… to simplify a complex event, you need a complex system”.

Here are content of this book:

1 Part 1 — The Art of Getting Things Done
1.1 Chapter 1 — A New Practice for a New Reality
1.2 Chapter 2 — Getting Control of Your Life: The Five Stages of Mastering Workflow
1.3 Chapter 3 — Getting Projects Creatively Under Way: The Five Phases of Project Planning
2 Part 2 — Practicing Stress-Free Productivity
2.1 Chapter 4 — Getting Started: Setting Up the Time, Space and Tools
2.2 Chapter 5 — Collection: Corralling Your “Stuff”
2.3 Chapter 6 — Processing: Getting “In” to Empty
2.4 Chapter 7 — Organizing: Setting Up the Right Buckets
2.5 Chapter 8 — Reviewing: Keeping Your System Functional
2.6 Chapter 9 — Doing: Making the Best Action Choices
2.7 Chapter 10 — Getting Projects Under Control
3 Part 3 — The Power of the Key Principles
3.1 Chapter 11 — The Power of the Collection Habit
3.2 Chapter 12 — The Power of the Next-Action Decision
3.3 Chapter 13 — The Power of Outcome Focusing
4 External Links

This book is priced at $9.22 on Amazon Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, and priced at $12.99 on Google Books (Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity). You can view sample pages on both Amazon and Google Books.

Go reading some more reviews and sample pages. It is worthy of buying it and reading it.

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3 Ways to Sign into Karoo Lark Web Facebook Chat

In order to fix Facebook’s “Keep your account free of spam” problem and¬†provide a better web Facebook Chat service, we has added two more ways for our users to sign into Facebook Chat.

Here are 3 ways to sign in:

1. Facebook Connect (Recommended)

Using Facebook Connect, you do not need to input your Facebook password, JUST provide an access token as password. It is considered much safer for your Facebook account.

  1. Visit
  2. Click button “Get Facebook Connect Token for KarooLark”
  3. If you have not signed into Facebook, you will be asked to sign into Facebook
  4. Click button “Arrow” to grant those permissions for KarooLark app to provide web Facebook Chat service for you.
  5. Copy user, password/token and sign in on home page.

If you can not access Facebook directly in your network, you should try this way in the network where Facebook websites are accessible. After getting your user and password/token, you can try to save it somewhere and login KarooLark web Facebook Chat in network where Facebook websites are not accessible.

2. Facebook Username + Password (Recommended)

  1. If you have not assigned your Facebook username, login official Facebook, create your user name by “Account” -> “Account Settings” -> “Setting” -> “Username”
  2. Visit home page and login with your username (no “@…”) and your password.

If you has not assigned your username and your network block you from accessing Facebook. Try to assign one at home or through proxies, then use your username and password to login web Facebook Chat on KarooLark.

3. Facebook Email + Password

This way is the same as that you login your Facebook. While the method has some problems, for example, it causes “Keep your account free of spam” notification, as described in early post. If possible, please use the first 2 ways. It causes lesser problems.

Please give us feedback so we could make our service much better. Thanks.

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