crossposted from here: https://lemmy.eus/post/10482
I believe that XMPP is one of the best protocols for chat communications there is, and I stand up for it. However, the clients that there are, are not comfortable for most people out there used to apps like Telegram, Whatsapp or whatever.
One can defend current XMPP clients saying that quoting with "> " is the traditional way, or that swiping to quote a message is not worth developing; I have plenty more examples like this.
Well, if you think so, OK, use those clients for yourself, but become aware that many people won’t use XMPP for just this reason.
After saying all this, I want to tell that I am willing to develop a new, modern looking and comfortable client for XMPP. I think of a client for Android in first instance, but I would have no problem on going further.
However, I don’t know programming, so I’m searching programmers who would like to get involved in this.
Although I’m not programmer, I have experience developing software projects, from internationalization to documentation, including ideas about features, testing and all other work there can be.
Will you help me spreading the word? :)
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I agree with that. The diversity of projects and clients is good, but if people are “afraid” of and don’t come to use open-source projects, it’s also because there are too many of them. Instead of creating something new to solve problems, it would be better to fix the existing ones. I’m thinking for example of a new UI for Conversations, which works very well, but is not aesthetically appealing.
Yeah, I thought that the people who renewed K9 Mail’s interface could make that too for Conversations, that would be great!