future of im on sailfish

asked 2017-08-29 12:52:35 +0200

vdembos gravatar image

Hello, is there any official plan for wider support of IM apps? I found that there is almost no fully working native client for any widespread service. F.e. viber, facebook, telegram... User still have to rely on android apps. How Jolla wants to increase user base when most important part of today world of communication is missing?

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@vdembos: Those are products, not services. Chat (XMPP) is a service. Facebook is a product.

IMHO Jolla should take care of including services into the OS while others should write applications or plug-ins for products.

ossi1967 ( 2017-08-29 13:08:22 +0200 )edit

You must remember that big IM systems are closing down protocols so that their own apps are the only alternative. Facebook is just one example.

vattuvarg ( 2017-08-29 13:11:44 +0200 )edit

@vattuvarg I do remember that. That's why I wrote my comment. If the protocol is closed and the company controls which apps may be used, it's up to this company to support SailfishOS (or most likely: to not support it). But that's not a big deal: Those who chose to use Facebook, WhatsApp etc. knew that and knew that Facebook will dictate which phone/OS they will be allowed to use in the future. Nobody forced them to sign up to Facebook or WhatsApp.

Concerning more open products (like Telegram), it might be up to interested end users to support "their" system with a client.

ossi1967 ( 2017-08-29 13:22:38 +0200 )edit