IRCCloud appears to offer open source mobile clients, which is good. However, the server software appears to be proprietary software. To protect your freedom, you should consider using a fully open source IRC client.

Unlike most other apps, IRCCloud requires you register with an email, and premium features will not work without a paid account.

  1. Register with IRCCloud and login.
  2. After login, you should be asked to add a new network. If not, click on Add a network on the right sidebar.
  3. Fill in the details:
    1. Hostname: your bouncer server address (it should look like
    2. Port: 31337
    3. Check Secure Port
    4. nickname: Use the username you registered with IRCNow
    5. real name: Use the username you registered with IRCNow.
  4. Click Join network.
  5. Type /quote PASS username/network:password -- for example, if your bouncer username is john, the network you want to connect to is ircnow, and your password is abcde12345, then type /quote PASS john/ircnow:abcde12345.
  6. If you see a message saying ZNC is not yet connected, type /znc connect -- wait a few minutes to connect.