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Prav iOS

Build Prav iOS app based on Monal's Quicksy rebranded version. Prav App project is currently in private beta.

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milvus_migrans_govinda

$55 USD since Jan 2024

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Thejesh GN

$50 USD since Jan 2024

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Jishnu

$50 USD since Jan 2024

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Jyothis

$30 USD since Jan 2024

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Incognito

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Ravi Dwivedi

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Pirate Praveen

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realaravinth

$20 USD since Feb 2024

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Snehal Shekatkar

$10 USD since Jan 2024

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deadman

$5 USD since Feb 2024

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News from Prav iOS

Updates on our activities and progress.

Prav subscription plans are now available for pre-order

We are now offering Prav subscriptions on pre-orders as a perk for people donating to this fundraising campaign. We have come up with two different pre-order subscription plans: Prav subscription of 1 year for $5Prav subscription of 3 years...
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Published on February 6, 2024 by deadman

We have crossed 50% of our initial target of 400 USD

Thanks to everyone who contributed and shared about the campaign. This would allow us to pay for building Prav iOS (once Monal releases Quicksy iOS) and also pay for an Apple developer account for 1 year. The remaining goal is to build cust...
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Published on January 20, 2024 by Pirate Praveen

Monal developers are working on Quicksy like functionality

On January 3rd 2024 (Just 2 days after our campaign was approved by XMPP Foundation), Monal developers acknowledged they are already working on Quicksy like ...
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Published on January 7, 2024 by Pirate Praveen

About


Background

Historically, XMPP support on Apple iOS has been lacking compared to Android. Many things have improved in recent times (for example end-to-end encryption and audio video calls in Monal), but there are still some areas that needs work. One of the biggest missing pieces is lack of a Quicksy-like application on iOS which makes XMPP onboarding very easy on Android. Quicksy allows sign up using phone numbers and sending OTP to authenticate, similar to WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal. This approach has been successful to onboard newbies compared to other XMPP apps.

A video message from Kannan VM in Malayalam

Current Status

Currently the recommended options for iOS are,
1. Monal IM which like other XMPP apps need a username and password.
2. Snikket is easier if you have a Snikket invite or you have to create account from a provider that allow sign up using a web browser. 

This makes sign up complicated for newbies who are used to phone number based sign ups.
Additionally, unlike WhatsApp, Telegram or Signal you don't discover your existing contacts already on XMPP.

Other XMPP apps

Siskin is another option which still have some issues (for example defaults to suggesting servers that need email confirmation, but this is not conveyed to the user, making users unable to login or chat).

What is the plan?

This project aims to build Quicksy API server support for sign ups so users can sign up using an SMS OTP on the Prav service (this could be reused by Quicksy if they are interested) and discover other Prav users based the phone addressbook. This will be a fork of Snikket iOS or Monal and maintained as Prav app for iOS by Prav project. A decision on the base app will be made through a poll in the Prav community. See https://prav.app/blog/xmpp-apps-for-ios/ for a detailed comparison of available options.

Update: Since Monal is working on Quicksy like functionality, we will base our work on that to build Prav iOS. We will need funds for this rebuild, publishing on Apple Store and building custom username support (unlike Quicksy, we want to allow people to choose a custom username instead of their phone number as username).

Who will get the money?

The funds raised through this will be given to a developer(s) who implements this. Currently Arya K (who maintains Prav on Android) has agreed to work on this project. We will also need money to publish apps on Apple Store (apple developer account costs 99 USD per year).

What is Prav?

Prav is similar to Quicksy in functionality, but is in the process of registering a cooperative society in India so users democratically decide the privacy policy and prioritize feature development (Prav on iOS was prioritized through a recent poll among Prav contributors, this came a close second to fixing new device trust for end to end encryption).

Learn More about Prav at https://prav.app Credit: Prav is built on https://Quicksy.im

You can also donate directly to Monal https://monal-im.org/support/#donate

References

1.  Discussion with Monal developers https://github.com/monal-im/Monal/issues/565

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