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.
Even a simple rebranding and facelift would be sufficient to easily communicate, this is the same messenger and the same network.
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.
It would be great if we could collect pledges towards specific aspects of Snikket dev, such as apps for specific OS, or in this case UX work. If anyone can recommend a simple, low maintenance way to collect payments in that way, please let us know.
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