kontalk (almost the only open source messenger) native app request

asked 2018-01-11 21:02:03 +0200

ray-ven gravatar image

updated 2018-01-12 18:51:12 +0200

Ahoi Sailors,

I'd really love to have a native Kontalk app for Sailfish. I have a few problems with the android version. For example emojis can't get selected anymore because the native keyboard overlays the emoji keyboard of Kontalk. I'd love to donate 100$ if someone is willing to do that.

As far as I know this is the only real open source encrypted messenger Threema is closed source Whatsapp closed source Telegram closed source servers Signal closed source servers

imho this is the only real solution for encrypted messaging.

Happy Sailing Ray

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Matrix.org is also fully open source

Dylan Van Assche ( 2018-01-11 21:47:38 +0200 )edit

AFAIK kontalk is XMPP based and sailfish os already has support for this (without encryption and filetransfer and so on) . The Sailfish XMPP client use telepathy, so we could have kontalk compatible encryption if jolla implement support (a gui) for this. This would make it compatible with far more than kontalk.

Hangman ( 2018-01-11 22:34:11 +0200 )edit

I would say OMEMO is also an open source messaging standard, based on XMPP. I use Conversations on SailfishOS and it works quite well. (You can get it at fdroid )

ralooyar ( 2018-01-11 23:24:19 +0200 )edit

wire also open source...

carepack ( 2018-01-12 13:23:18 +0200 )edit

It seems, wire and matrix/riot are as well. Didn't know about them. Wire isn't free of cost though. I'll be looking into matrix, but still - a kontalk client for sailfish would be nice. P.s. I changed the title a bit :-)

ray-ven ( 2018-01-12 18:55:20 +0200 )edit