We're *really* excited to announce the sponsorship of end-to-end encrypted group chats (OMEMO) in Siskin, the client! One step closer to an excellent XMPP experience on Apple devices :)

This is great news! However even though I love xmpp I feel adoption won't increase until we have a cross platform flagship app, like matrix has done with element/riot and an instance picker within it.

The barrier to entry needs to be reduced significantly so nontechnical users can connect with ease.

@lps Absolutely agree! That's what we're working towards 🙂

Even a simple rebranding and facelift would be sufficient to easily communicate, this is the same messenger and the same network.

@snikket_im wow, you're on a very promising path:). As a #yunohost user, the web panel is fantastic, and easy to use.

One superficial point to make. Find a experienced UX designer to make it look modern and friendly. There are many artists/designers on the fediverse that would love to contribute. @mcpaccard did an amazing job with mobizilon, maybe she's available for consulting when the time comes.

@lps @mcpaccard Thanks for the tips! Yes, UX is a very important topic. See also the related project at - part of the same initiative, but with a broader scope encompassing all XMPP IM clients.

@mcpaccard @snikket_im that's an amazing offer!

FYI I would gladly back a fundraiser when/if this would ever happen:)

It would be great if we could collect pledges towards specific aspects of Snikket dev, such as apps for specific OS, or in this case UX work. If anyone can recommend a simple, low maintenance way to collect payments in that way, please let us know.

#funding #crowdfunding #micropatronage

@mcpaccard @snikket_im


> I would gladly back a fundraiser when/if this would ever happen

If it's funded, it will happen. Would you be willing to lead a fundraising campaign in the new year to gather pledges for UX work on Snikket?

@mcpaccard @snikket_im

@mcpaccard Awesome! Just out of curiosity, are you familiar with the languages / frameworks used in the UI of Conversations and Siskin?

@lps @snikket_im

@snikket_im hey, what if the work on the omemo group encryption goes into a library? This way not only siskin, but also other ios/macos-projects might be able to use it.

Agreed! For specific plans you'll need to ask the Tigase team, but I'm pretty sure the feature will be implemented in these libraries: +

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