You can add multiple “campsites” (rooms, or Campfire accounts), tap users to automatically fill their name for a reply or compose an in-app e-mail, upload images from from the Photos app, and specify keyword alerts for any room. Sparks can also check Gravatar, a "globally recognized avatar" service for Websites, blogs, and other Internet hangouts, to display icons for each of the room’s chatters—something Campfire itself doesn’t even do.
I tested Sparks in our Macworld Campfire room as I wrote this post, and I’m impressed. This by no means counts as a Macworld review, but Sparks so far seems well designed, fast, and has plenty of polish and clever features that make Campfire feel at home on the iPad.
The app costs $8.
You can enter text at the top of the screen so it doesn’t move when keyboard pops up.
AppAdvice previewed Torch before its release:
Composed messages can have special sounds added to them in order to drive a point home. The usual Campfire “ping” sound is played when someone else sends a message, so you know when the app needs your attention. You can view what room you are currently in and who is in the room via buttons placed at the top of the screen. And finally, past conversations can be sorted and viewed by date.
The app costs $9.99.
Pyre is one more Campfire client for iPad. It supports monitoring multiple rooms.
Pyre costs $4.99.
Related: The Campfire Extras page