Hello messaging alternatives!
who would like being able to use their regular email accounts for easy to use, free and secure, quick messaging across devices and operating systems?
There exists a new email-chat specification, and development versions of the first corresponding messenger app are available, see https://delta.chat. Also K-9 and Thunderbird are getting support to handle the opportunistic encryption of these messages.
The delta chat messaging app is already gaining some international popularity, as it makes email so easy to use.
Dekko2 looks as it could perfectly integrate a messaging interface within itself.
Would anybody want that?
Please have a look at the https://delta.chat website and think of it carefully. As @DanChapman, the author of Dekko wrote "If there's sufficient interest from others as well then we can get it on the road map :-)"
Is it worth the effort? Will people actually use it? Will others also find it perfect to recommend reconsidering email to others?
Dekko could make use of the available deltachat-core library (there is a lot of things to consider/implement to make chat and email work nicely side by side) and provide a virtual folder "Chats" that opens a messaging interface (in the right pane on tablets and desktops).
The delta chat messenger provides a mobile email client that is as easy to use as a messenger, without requiring central mobile notification servers. It gives people the power to communicate with the entire email world, using their existing email account. The other side does not have to use delta chat. All classic email clients will be able to respond to messages. But the messaging interface may not be appropriate to replace the classic email editing interface in all cases, thus one may require a second MUA app to be installed to handle classic emails, or have both integrated in a single app. Well, if you have access to an android phone, it is probably easier to try it out, than explaining.
Personally, I am happy that I found a messenger alternative that allows avoiding the data silos and is at the same time able to reach just about "everybody", through email. And email truly works in the mobile century again, once the other side also installs the "email chat" messenger.
IMHO, if Dekko could support this on UBports, we would be in the nice position to be able to exchange messages with virtually anybody and readily recommend delta chat for those on android, and also for iOS once that port is usable.
The current android development version is already very usable, although, still only on F-Droid until now.
Can you see the generic email chat messaging standard to work out?
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