protocols at the moment. I'm looking for the following characteristics for a "perfect" messaging app:
so far: ( + = positive, - = negative aspect of the app)
- #Jami / #Ring Here
- (+) platform independent #Android version is seamless with #windows and #Linux version
- (+) supports video chat, phone calls, etc.
- (-) only works when both parties are online at the same time. Can't retrieve messages at a later time. They are working on this. Since I don't use a data plan on my smart phone, I can only use this if #wifi is enabled.
- #patchwork (here) ( #scuttlebutt) (windows/Linux) or Manyverse (android)
- (+) opensource
- (+) almost completely distributed using the idea of pubs to connect and download messages
- (+) works even when offline. Messages sync once connection is re-established
- (-) the android version ( #Manyverse ) cannot send #private messages (yet). If this feature is worked out, Manyverse will be the messenger of choice.
- #retroshare (here) (windows/linux/android)
- (+) linux/windows version looks very mature
- (+) uses #TOR to #encrypt
- (+) has support for #chat, messaging, #email, etc.
- (-) Android version - alpha release. I can't get it to even create a user login at this point. I did at one point, but now it's not working.