What the chat?

rocket.chat
kaiwa
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#1

@tim and I were trying to set up Kaiwa, but as I tried to install a certificate I found that there was no documentation to be found. Bummer that.

Rocket.Chat, another Slack-clone, is super easy to install, and I have an instance running at https://rocketchat.dokku.top. Go ahead and join that for some temporary chatting.

Will we stick with that? Not sure. But I think there is a lot of chat protocols and apps out there, and not a lot of comparison for folks without doing the work themselves. It would probably be helpful to coordinate that research, don’t ya think? Shall we do that?


#2

Rocket.chat looks pretty awesome. I haven’t tried the mobile client yet. It’s hefty weight ~27mb gives me pause. I have an older Android device and bigger apps like that… well they just run slow. I might be getting an upgrade thanks to work, but you know @maiki of my hesitance to generate any excess e-waste.

I will happily do some research! Sounds like good fodder for a blog post too. :slightly_smiling:


#3

I actually use the Firefox app on my Android devices. If you go to example.com/fxos for any Rocket.Chat site, it will offer to install as a Firefox app. I am not sure how those run on your device, but it is snappy for me. :slight_smile:


#4

Oh, BTW @tim, Rocket.Chat is a fairly light app to run, as well. I don’t know how it scales, of course, but there is something else that is very neat: you can set up single sign-on with a WordPress site pretty easily.

Since it isn’t a heavy app, can tie in to WP easily, and the desktop apps act like Slack where it can be logged into multiple instances, this seems like a strong contender to tie chat rooms to websites. We might consider using it for scribe.works.


#5

It’s really interesting, the firefox app runs so much better than the native android app. Like at least 3X faster on my older Android phone.


#6

Kind of a bummer they are pivoting Firefox OS away from mobile devices, ne? I meant, “internet of things”… yay.