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Thank you very much. We reached our target of 1000€ within less than a week. We will order our new Mac mini tonight.

Stay tuned for a big development blog post.

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We are calling for our 1,000 EUR donation campaign to finance a physical build server (Mac mini M1) to speed up the Monal development! You can read more about it in our blog post: monal.im/blog/funding-campaign

Please see our donation options here: github.com/monal-im/Monal#dona Please consider supporting the Monal developers!

We released Monal 5.1 for iOS today. It contains OMEMO in private MUCs, improved push notifications, speedups, and a lot of other things. The macOS version will follow soon.

Thoughts of Monal developers: Normally after almost every beta release we get messages/issues telling us, that OMEMO in MUCs does not work. This time we already published two beta releases and didn't get any of such messages back. It's like Schrödinger's OMEMO. Does it work now? Or not?

We may, or may not have added a easter egg some time ago (or maybe even rather recently?) to Monal beta. Have fun finding it :)

We published a new blog post containing some insights into Monal development as well as a roadmap for the future.
You can view the whole post over here:

monal.im/blog/insights-into-mo

Thank you very much. We reached our target of 1000€ within less than a week. We will order our new Mac mini tonight.

Stay tuned for a big development blog post.

We are calling for our 1,000 EUR donation campaign to finance a physical build server (Mac mini M1) to speed up the Monal development! You can read more about it in our blog post: monal.im/blog/funding-campaign

Please see our donation options here: github.com/monal-im/Monal#dona Please consider supporting the Monal developers!

Monal 5.0.1: Synchronized builds and bugfixes
We have released Monal in version 5.0.1 which contains mostly corrections and small improvements. Now the iOS and macOS builds are also synchronized and available in the Apple App Store.

Here are the changes in this release:

Show warning if camera permissions are missing while trying to use cameraFixed duplication of contacts in chat overviewFixed some
monal.im/blog/monal-5-0-1-sync

Vaxbot on Canadian National News
Vaxbot, service built by the Monal team to vaccinate people in the US and Canada was featured on the Canadian Broadcast Corporations (CBC)'s The National and was broadcast nationwide.

This was great exposure for the project and XMPP in general, introducing it to a whole new population that likely skews older and less tech savvy. They don't show Monal but you can see one of the
monal.im/blog/vaxbot-on-canadi

Monal 5.0 RC2 ready
We fixed some bugs in this second release candidate:

fixed background image bugfixed wrong message direction displayed for some incoming messages in non-anon mucsfixed reconnect-all button in logs settingsfixed changing of roster names of contact via contact details
monal.im/blog/monal-5-0-rc2-re

Monal 5.0 RC1 ready
We are pleased to announce that we just published a new beta build (746) of Monal 5.0 (iOS and macOS)

If nothing big happens, this will be the last beta build of Monal 5.0 and we'll finally see the release of Monal 5.0 stable next week!
monal.im/blog/monal-5-0-rc1-re

Monal Privacy Policy
What is collected and how it is used?

Monal for iOS and MacOS will register for APNS push notifications. As part of the registration process, user's IP address will be logged in the HTTP server logs when registering for notifications. All server logs are purged every two weeks and there isn't any way to associate this with any particular individual.

All apps do track crashes and usage data anonymously. This is opt in o
monal.im/monal-privacy-policy/

Vaxbot US shutting down
Vaccines are readily available in the US now, you can walk in to a pharmacy anywhere and get it. There is no need for the Vaxbot service (vaccine.monal.im) here anymore. After 11 million alerts sent out, we have shutdown US operations last week on May 8th and start focusing on Canada (where we just expanded) and likely add the EU (or anywhere else in the world that needs help) next.

Thanks
monal.im/blog/vaxbot-us-shutti

Vaxbot continues to grow
Our Vaxbot (vaccine.monal.im) has continued to grow. We just hit 8 million messages sent and send around 800,000 messages a day. XMPP and Vaxbot have been on TV news in Las Vegas and South Carolina, the radio in Washington as well newspapers all over the country. We mention XMPP and try to explain it as much as we can, some reporters do a better job than others.

Over at the yax.im blog , Geor
monal.im/blog/vaxbot-continues

Monal 5 beta 4
Mac and iOS betas are now up.

NOTETHIS BETA WILL DELETE ALL EXISTING MUC MESSAGES AND MUC BUDDIES.MUC SUPPORT IS CURRENTLY IN A ALPHA STATE.

Ready

basic group message support (without (pleasing) UI)Message quote actionFixed appex / main app race conditionsDisplaying group messages in activeChatsViewControllerDisplaying ToFUUsing transactions (read / write)Added image quality sliderConnected download sliderBu
monal.im/blog/monal-5-beta-4/

Monal 5 beta 4
Mac and iOS betas are now up.

NOTETHIS BETA WILL DELETE ALL EXISTING MUC MESSAGES AND MUC BUDDIES.MUC SUPPORT IS CURRENTLY IN A ALPHA STATE.

ready

basic group message support (without (pleasing) UI)Message quote actionFixed appex / main app race conditionsDisplaying group messages in activeChatsViewControllerDisplaying ToFUUsing transactions (read / write)Added image quality sliderConnected download sliderBu
monal.im/blog/monal-5-beta-4/

Monal stats 3/2021
We don't track the number of users Monal has. We only do see thousands of downloads in the App Store statistics. Any user counting and crash tracking provided by Apple is strictly opt-in only. So it always undercounts. However because every user registers a push device with the push server we do see how many devices there are using Monal. This is a very rough estimate that is a bit inflated because you c
monal.im/blog/monal-stats-3-20

Get MA Vaccine Appointment Notificaitons on your devices
I've been testing a Massachusetts vaccine push system has for the past few days and it seems to be working well. Six teachers I originally made this for have used it to get vaccine appointments with little to no effort. At the moment it checks every 15 min (I will make it faster in the future) and sends out messages with signup links
monal.im/blog/get-ma-covid-vac

Get MA Covid Vaccine Appointment Notificaitons on your devices
I've been testing a Massachusetts vaccine push system has for the past few days and it seems to be working well. Six teachers I originally made this for have used it to get vaccine appointments with little to no effort. At the moment it checks every 15 min (I will make it faster in the future) and sends out messages with signup
monal.im/blog/get-ma-covid-vac

Get MA Covid Vaccine Appointment Pushes on your devices
I've been testing a Massachusetts vaccine push system has for the past few days and it seems to be working well. Six teachers I originally made this for have used it to get vaccine appointments with little to no effort. At the moment it checks every 15 min (I will make it faster in the future) and sends out messages with signup links f
monal.im/blog/get-ma-covid-vac

Monal 5 Beta 2 out
Both Mac and iOS betas have been updated.

Done

We no longer crash on xmpp connection start while registering a new accountOnly allow LMC on encrypted messages if the new msg is also encryptedFingerprint verification via QR-Code now working as expected. Shows a warning if you scan a QR-Code for a other user than expected.

Testing

Run push appex longer (should reduce needed pushes and make apple
monal.im/blog/monal-5-beta-2-o

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