@Echedenyan
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1Y

I was going to share too. Thank you.

I used it years ago but now I started a little community with some Latinamerican people.

I would be interested in a community coming from lemmy people there. :3

@yogthos
creator
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51Y

A Lemmy community on this would be pretty neat.

@ajz
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41Y

It appeared. !briar@lemmy.ml

@AccessViolation_
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1Y

Maybe consider creating a post in !announcements@lemmy.ml so more people will find it

@AccessViolation_
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31Y

Why not create one? I’d join!

@AccessViolation_
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1Y

I created a forum, add me as a contact so I can add you it if you want, and you can in turn invite others :D Enter this address under “Add contact at a distance”: briar://advwvtyik5kzgymahjwa7qu7i5dyyobop425qlblgn5rcjreiyurk

@ajz
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41Y

nice idea !

@michel
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1Y

Please add me: briar://aa42hyp4rtir2xhvnxtqm7rxkug4ky36nh4xouxb4yhj3og2sfpbu

So the ironic thing is these briar links are too long for Lemmy when viewed on a phone. I have to first transfer the lnks from my desktop browser!

@AccessViolation_
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1Y

The link gets cut off with a … at the end, but if I select the link by pressing and holding, and I copy it, it will copy all of it for me. Anyway, I sent you a request

@saba
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1Y

wanting to try this, had the app installed for a long time, but never used it.

briar://abgalim27yfih234bz2sr56rd4klfrsjdkbltffirgo3t76he3rry

@Echedenyan
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21Y

Add me too briar://acyjdww7dzze5qsujih5bsfw7yncgri2qz227nm4irvlt3vudl6q4

LΛMBDANAUT
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51Y

Pretty incredible that it syncs via tor as well.

@yogthos
creator
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31Y

Yeah that’s a really nice touch.

@ganuuslashlinucks
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41Y

What exactly is a mesh network?

@yogthos
creator
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61Y

It’s a network that’s form ad hoc between the devices that are within range of each other, typically using wifi connectivity. A mesh network doesn’t require cell service or internet access making it resilient to service shutdowns, and providing much better privacy since the data never hits the internet.

@ganuuslashlinucks
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31Y

How far can the devices be from each other on this app in order for the messages to work?

@yogthos
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51Y

Would be wifi range, but it’s a bit better than that because as long as there is a chain of devices that are all in range of each other the messages can still be routed. For example, if we have three people A, B, and C. As long as A is in range of B and C is also in range of B then A and C can still talk to each other without having to be in direct wifi range.

@ganuuslashlinucks
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11Y

Oh, that makes sense.

Future Me
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41Y

They honestly could give more information on the website. Show me what works and what does not work yet. It looks like a random sideproject, but the (suggested) capabilities are immense.

@yogthos
creator
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61Y

Not sure what you mean by that, the how it works page links to a detailed manual an a wiki that discusses the technical aspects of the project. What specific information do you think is missing there?

Future Me
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1Y

Thanks, I overlooked those. :thumbs up: That’s more than enough to read a little in-depth about the capabilities.

@yogthos
creator
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21Y

:thumbs up:

@je_vv
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10M

I liked the Briar concept a lot, but in practice I couldn’t use it. It drained my phone battery pretty fast. Also, it doesn’t have desktop support yet, not to mention multi device support… Its distributed nature might prevent it to ever become multi device, but I can hope…

@yogthos
creator
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210M

I don’t think being a general purpose chat platform is the goal here. The main niche for such an app would be something like a protest where there is a crowd of people, and you might not want to be identifiable via the cell network or the network itself could be shut down.

@je_vv
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10M

Yeap, but its concept is what I would like from a general purpose chat platform. The closest would be tox with qtox + antox/trifa, but its latest encryption protocol hadn’t gotten the scrutiny required, and they’re never got multi devices either, besides antox/trifa being pretty battery hungry as well.

Less close, would be perhaps element, but not being e2e encrypted by default on groups, and using different encryption mechanism for video (specially group videos) makes it not as strong as I would like.

At any rate, something like Briar would become my preferred general purpose platform, and I haven’t seen anything practical coming close. Perhaps that’s just me though…

@yogthos
creator
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110M

Scuttlebutt might also fit the bill for what you’re looking for.

@zeinok
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11Y

how is it compared to Manyverse?
After using it, I only see downside cause you can’t even transfer images.

@zeinok
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21Y

after some following up, it creates Tor service for exchanging message when internet is available, seems neat.

@Echedenyan
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11Y

How many Briar users are here and how many of them would exchange contact links with me?

@yogthos
creator
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11Y

The way I set it up with a few friends is by doing it in person and scanning QR codes on our respective phones. I haven’t looked if there’s a different way of doing it. Looks like the main use case would be if you say go to a protest together, then you can all set up contacts before hand and create a trusted mesh network.

@Echedenyan
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21Y

There is, the remote link. Both person must exchange them before. Also, try to not use the main F-Droid repo version which is out-to-date. Briar has its own F-Droid repo.

@yogthos
creator
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31Y

Ah noted, will have to take a look.

@gottfried
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8M

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@uiizi
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1Y

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@yogthos
creator
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71Y

I think the primary use case here is for organizing during protests since it can function without cell access.

@gottfried
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@cronjob
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51Y

Using F-droid, one can easily send the APK to a nearby user. So if only one person has the app installed through F-droid, they could organize to distribute it among a small group, and from there it can continue to spread, assuming the recipients have F-droid already. Otherwise someone could simply transfer a copy of the F-Droid APK to each recipient first.

@gottfried
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