The State of Mobile in XMPP 2016

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XMPP is not suited for mobile devices. That’s a myth that has been around for ages. It is mostly spread by people who want to sell you their own proprietary instant messaging solution. But it also gained some popularity through a blog post entitled The (Sad) State of Mobile XMPP in 2014 by Georg Lukas. While Georg wasn’t wrong with his status report per se, it is important to understand that he describes a temporary problem. There was a brief period of time where XMPP actually had some catching up to do. XMPP was fine before, when we had different requirements—In fact I was using an XMPP client on my Nokia E71 back in 2008 (That’s more than two years before WhatsApp was even invented)—and it’s fine now in 2016…


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>> Morgan McMillian:

“[...] However even then it almost always ends up being SMS. [...]”

Then SMS it is. As long as they can 'find' you on WhatsApp or $CURRENTSILO, they won't touch anything else. Why would they? ;)

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Are there stable public servers again? at 2016-06-04T22:33:22Z


“Are there stable public servers again?”

In the +10 years I've been using jabber/XMPP, there have been, so... yes?

JanKusanagi at 2016-06-04T23:05:42Z

List of public servers if your looking for one.

Morgan McMillian at 2016-06-05T03:12:27Z