Archive April 2014

Building xmpp (jabber) app for Firefox OS - Part1

In the last month everybody is talking about instant messenger. There are some for Firefox OS, but not really good ones. Often you are bound to one service. But with xmpp you can create your account at one of hundreds of servers all over the world. It's just a protocol. A little bit like email. My client talks to my server, my server to the server of my contact and the server of my contact with the client of my contact. You can inform your self about jabber at jabber.org. I would like to build a xmpp (jabber) app for Firefox OS. The problem: I didn't know much about xmpp and I'm not the best javascript developer. The first problem will be solved in the second part of this post, but I want to build the basic structure of the app in the first part. I did read Quick Guide For Firefox OS App Development from Andre Garzia. The book is pretty good, but like explained in the book it isn't always best practice. But it works. So I have build my app a little bit like explained in this book. At the moment I have a Alcatel One Touch Fire with Firefox OS 1.1.0.0-prerelease. The ugliest phone you can imagine, please never buy such a shit. I just use it, cause I guess Firefox OS can maybe the next revolution for mobile OS. It's pretty hard to work with such a phone if you have used a iphone since 4 years.

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