|Initial release||27 June 2013|
Askabt, the company behind Scrollback, was started in Bangalore, India in August 2012 by Gaurav Srivastava and Aravind Ravi-Sulekha. Their first product was a community-based question-answer service using the XMPP network, similar to Aardvark but with an additional embeddable web interface. In February 2013, the company moved to Singapore to take part in the JFDI.Asia Accelerate program. While at JFDI, it pivoted to discussion spaces for communities and launched Scrollback in late June 2013.
Scrollback aims to bring the community experience of IRC to the mainstream.
- redis: used in Scrollback for in-memory, key-value data storing
- browserify : used in Scrollback for bundling up all of dependencies in the browser
- persona: Scrollback uses Mozilla persona as one of their user authentication system
- LevelDB: Most room and room member's data on Scrollback is maintained on LevelDB
- Widget form of Scrollback - Users can embed  the widget of Scrollback on their personal or community website.
- Conversations - Using artificial neural networks, Scrollback can group related messages together into conversations.
- Easy to search archives - The full text search now allows users to quickly scan through the archives.
- Easy room configuration - The room configuration process on Scrollback lets user decide who all can access his/her room(s) as well as link his/her room to IRC channels and Twitter.
- IRC compatible - If an active IRC community exists, Scrollback acts like a gateway to it.