iOS 13 will restrict the ability of VOIP apps to run in the background. This will impact Monal. If you haven’t followed this saga it has been a sequence of changes from iOS 2, iOS 4 and then iOS 10. Looks like facebook has been abusing this privilege to monitor Continue Reading
I have pushed out the next iOS release. It should be out in a few days. No new features just a lot of bug fixes. Fixed many crashes Removed bouncing/scrolling when entering a conversation or sending a message replying from notification can be encrypted joining a group does not use Continue Reading
There is an iOS beta update that focuses on push reliability. I have made improvements to push and stream resumption and compatibility with Gajim
If you run an open fire server and want to use Monal, use this plugin to get push support. https://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire/plugin-archive.jsp?plugin=pushnotification
We are currently testing a plugin that has been developed to support push on oepnfire .I am happy to report preliminary tests have been positive. This is something that will help a lot of people use monal on their existing servers.
Monal builds and runs with catalyst. This was an initial experiment to see what the process would be like. Hilariously, as I was Googling the issues I encountered I noticed that Chris from chat secure was in the process of doing the same thing. I already know that this is Continue Reading
I have updated the Mac app in the app store. It has all of the fixes made to the iOS client as well as some ui bugs people have reported. I am focusing on catalina and catalyst now the old app will not go away, but since it will require Continue Reading
Release 3.8 should make jumping on to XMPP easier for non technical users. The new registration screen will bring us closer to a chat platform that anyone can download and use.
iOS 3.8 is ready to be tested and available on Testflight. The change list is: In app registration on blabber.im In app password changes Addressed compatibility issue specifically with prosody that caused higher batter use. All of these changes are important but we really need to test the registration flow. Continue Reading
Monal will support dark mode the day iOS 13 launches. There are a few things to fix here and there regarding images and contrast, but we are definitely ready for iOS 13. This may seem like an odd diversion but is very important. The first is this is someone’s first Continue Reading