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? :)

  • @PorruOPA
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    42 years ago

    Most complete yes, but not very BigTech-like looking. I have nothing against them, in fact I do use them, but for many other people they don’t fit.

    • Esmail EL BoB
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      22 years ago

      Yes it’s because they do not have good people for UX or UI only. You can donate to them and tell them to hire some UX devs, like what people did with godot game engine