Bumgardner incorporated many features of Idaho, an in-house authoring tool he had previously developed for making multimedia CD-ROMs.
One of the features of Idaho was IPTSCRAE, a Forth-like programming language.
An unlimited data plan is recommended for chat room use on Air G.
From the chat section, Air G categorizes their chat rooms into three subcategories, each with their own unique niche and audience: Featured Chat Rooms By definition, Air G chat rooms within the Featured Rooms category typically carry the largest number of users on a regular basis.
However, there are some drawbacks to the new clients, such as not being fully compatible with older clients (because of the latter's limitations), and many users have chosen to remain with older alternatives.The original domain was bought by a long time Palace user, and is now used as a directory for other sites.Official Palace software development ceased when declared bankruptcy, but at least four groups are working on Palace protocol compatible clients.https://web.archive.org/web/19991115203900/ The Palace was the subject of a number of sales between companies until 2001, when Open Text Corporation purchased the rights to the Palace software and technology as part of a bankruptcy settlement.The software is currently unsupported by Open Text or any of its previous owners, and many members of the community now consider the software abandonware and provide support for existing versions on unofficial web sites.As one of the most popular mobile chat services, Air G offers thousands of chat rooms on its mobile community to cater to users of all regions, interests, and pursuits.Air G chat rooms require a free account, in addition to mobile Internet access.Once the member has created an avatar, the member can pick up various pieces of clothing or other items, such as hats, handbags, cans of soda, candy bars, bicycles, or hand tools. By default, users are represented by spherical smiley face emoticons, but can also wear bitmaps called props.User messages appear as chat bubbles above their avatar, similar to those in comic books, and stored in a chat log.One of the first comprehensive psychological studies of avatar communities, conducted by John Suler, took place at the Palace.This collection of essays, entitled Life at the Palace, consists of an analysis of Palace history, social relationships, "addiction," and deviance.