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? :)

  • @Demur
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    13 years ago

    Delta chat took the Signal open source and hooked up the back end to SMTP. https://delta.chat/en/

    What about taking the open source Telegram client and hooking up XMPP protocol to it.

    • @poVoq
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      1 year ago

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        • @marmulak
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          13 years ago

          Wait so Delta Chat’s Android app is a fork of Signal’s?

            • @marmulak
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              13 years ago

              Hmm I guess that explains the app is so good, lol

                • @marmulak
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                  13 years ago

                  It’s actually been some time since I actively used it, but I like to follow its development. A lot of people don’t realize this, but it can be a convenient e-mail client too.