crossposted from here: https://lemmy.eus/post/10482


I believe that XMPP is one of the best protocols for chat communications there is, and I stand up for it. However, the clients that there are, are not comfortable for most people out there used to apps like Telegram, Whatsapp or whatever.

One can defend current XMPP clients saying that quoting with "> " is the traditional way, or that swiping to quote a message is not worth developing; I have plenty more examples like this.
Well, if you think so, OK, use those clients for yourself, but become aware that many people won’t use XMPP for just this reason.

After saying all this, I want to tell that I am willing to develop a new, modern looking and comfortable client for XMPP. I think of a client for Android in first instance, but I would have no problem on going further.

However, I don’t know programming, so I’m searching programmers who would like to get involved in this.
Although I’m not programmer, I have experience developing software projects, from internationalization to documentation, including ideas about features, testing and all other work there can be.

Will you help me spreading the word? :)

  • @gabek
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    53 years ago

    It’s generally bad form to say you want a product to exist, but just need people to build it for you. However, this sounds like an awesome project to kickstart your software engineering journey! It’s fun to learn when you have a goal in mind. Jump in and start building.

    • @Porru@lemmy.eusOP
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      23 years ago

      I know, but what can I do if I have needs and ideas as user, but cannot currently develop them? Maybe after some time learning (I have not much time for that) I could, but it’s always good asking for help!