I am starting a new thread, even though this is an update to mention our flash chat. The reason i because I will have to give updates on this separately. We just recently launched this and it is still in early stages. It's just basically chat with your bots via flash. Soon, we will be allowing it to be used on your own site. There are no faces or images yet representing the bots. This will be added in the future. However, in your bot's coding, you can allow visual representation of tables. You can call on external flash documents. And, you can display images, as opposed to just providing a link to an image like in chat over an instant messaging client. In the future, when an animated image represents the bot, additional LABCODE will be can be called upon to perform specific functions in the flash. You will be able to control what happens... like facial expressions, or opening a game window.
I thought it would be a very important feature to mention for all of those that were curious about the development of this. If you have any ideas for this... or are familiar with using other flash interfaces like oddcast and would like to see something happen that they do not provide, please either post here or visit the LAB forum and give us your input. We like challenges.