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 :)

snikket.org/blog/sponsoring-gr

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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.

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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.

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

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