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hemlis messenger for jolla

asked 2015-03-27 11:24:07 +0200

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updated 2015-03-27 13:05:09 +0200

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Hey, I searched for a whatsapp alternative, because I do not trust in its privacy. Therefore I found the Hemlis Messenger ( and I think this is one of the best alternatives. The Software will be (mostly) open source.

The development is not finished yet. As you can see on the Website the planned platforms that are supported are Android and iOS but they are interested in expanding for other platforms. Perhaps here are some developers who are interested in it as well and can bring this forward so that a jolla version of the Hemlis Messenger is also aviable. This would be great! :)

I am not so deep in developing Software otherwise I would try on working with them together :(

Kind regards from Germany

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Yes, still awaiting further news of This was announced some time ago, but it's really taking them a lot of time to come up with a functional product...When it does arrive, I do have more trust in this Swedish/Icelandic project than in Russia based Telegram.

bilgy_no1 ( 2015-03-27 12:12:07 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-03-27 12:47:30 +0200

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You should read the FAQ on their website:

Will you provide an API and/or allow third party clients?

At this point we don’t see how that would be possible without compromising the security, so for now the answer is no.

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that's a weird view on "security". And saying "The Software will be (mostly) open source." in regard to privacy/security means your privacy/security is worthless. The only viable fully free/open source messenger alternative I can see out there is TextSecure/Signal...

tad ( 2015-03-27 13:10:08 +0200 )edit

With their poor selection of policy hemlis is already dead to me.

Okw ( 2015-03-27 15:23:40 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-03-27 13:03:31 +0200

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I talked to one of the devs in person a while ago, they for sure would like to port it to SFOS but at that point it was an issue of manpower and starting on iOS and Android was made a priority for obvious reason!

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Hy I backed the guys when they had a crowdfunding campaign about 2 years ago. They failed to deliver anything until now so i doubt how serious they are. Mostly secure does not exist, hemlis servers are centralized and closed source only the client should be open-source winch is crap. I bout 2 Jolla phones and the tablet because I believe we should support the open source and privacy conscience approach of Jolla. If you want closed source buy an iPhone and install hemlis. But still Sailfish has a big problem the absence of an encrypted secure messenger

user8989 ( 2015-03-27 14:39:40 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-03-27 14:41:59 +0200

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Hemlis is not functional at this point (closed beta for android and Ios)

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