[smc-discuss] [x-post] Time to switch to Kontalk
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Wed Aug 5 01:20:34 PDT 2015
On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 11:48 PM, Pirate Praveen <praveen at onenetbeyond.org>
> Now the trick is to bring your friends over. Share apk over bluetooth and
> tell them this is the new WhatsApp.
> On 2015, ആഗസ്റ്റ് 4 10:27:10 PM IST, Shanavas <shanavas.m2 at gmail.com>
>> I installed it. But feeling alone :'(
>> On August 3, 2015 11:37:02 PM GMT+05:30, Pirate Praveen <
>> praveen at onenetbeyond.org> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> Finally we have a drop in replacement for WhatsApp that we can recommend
>>> to anyone (Telegram server was never Free Software, though I heard they
>>> are going to release it soon), its Kontalk. See kontalk.org
>>> There is also TextSecure which almost as good, just that its developers
>>> insist on using Google Cloud Messaging for supporting push messages.
>>> Both of these options are Free Software, decentralized, and end to end
>>> First option, no corporate dependency, built on top of xmpp standard (so
>>> can interact with any existing xmpp accounts, though it still needs some
>>> more polishing) and run by community. We can run our on kontalk server
>>> and we hope to run kontalk servers on diasp.in and poddery.com soon
>>> (currently we run prosody xmpp server for diasp
>>> ora and
>>> once we can
>>> switch to tigase, same server can serve both kontalk and diaspora. see
>>> The only missing feature is groups, but it is under development and
>>> we'll have it pretty soon.
>>> https://github.com/kontalk/androidclient/issues/179 (expected for 3.0.5
>>> or 3.1, current version is 3.0.2)
>>> You'll need android for registering to kontalk for now. Once you have an
>>> account, you can use it on the desktop/laptop.
>>> Second option, still needs google cloud messaging. It has an iOS version
>>> and browser extension is under development. It is available by default
>>> on CyanogenMod.
>>> So if you have an android phone, install it and share it with your friends.
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