From:  Soumya Deb <debloper@gmail.com>
Date:  18 Mar 2013 04:38:28 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.community.local-sites
Subject:  

Re: [Webmaker] Mozilla Mobile Messenger

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Of course, Sankha! Let's do this...

(Cross posting to MCS list, to keep the folks updated)



On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:35 AM, Sankha Narayan Guria wrote:

> Something that I would like to add here, that Lawrence raised in the first
> mail. It would be good to have something like WhatsApp based on the open
> web platform, with all APIs available to be used from any client
> application. The current communication methods of IRC needs everybody to be
> online, and email is way to formal. We should have something that is quick
> and short like SMS.
>
> I was conceptualizing an idea like this for sometime now. How about we go
> for developing this as well? This could serve as a good means for
> communication, not just from the mobile, but from any device that supports
> the web.
>
> Looking for feedback. :)
>
> Thanks,
> Sankha Narayan Guria
> Twitter: @sankha93
> Website: http://sankha93.github.com/
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:23 AM, Soumya Deb  wrote:
>
>> Hey Lawrence,
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:16 AM, Lawrence Kisuuki <
>> lawrencekisuuks@gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>
>> > Hello Deb,
>> >
>> > Thanks for the reply. Glad to know you already thought of it.
>> >
>> > WebRTC is good. The time frame had scared me as well cause IRC maybe
>> > easy to embed but voice and video might be the longer hurdle. I'm
>> > doing research into it as well.
>> >
>>
>> Just wanna clarify, the idea isn't to put a mibbit-iframe inside a
>> webpage,
>> or develop a mibbit-like ajax-client - there's no embedding. The idea is
>> to
>> develop a wrapper around IRC protocol & handle it with SocketIO, instead
>> of
>> primitive AJAX polling on keep-alive connections. So, implementing it will
>> take quite a while too.
>>
>> Although, I don't suggest doing all of it at once in one go. May be we can
>> take a step-by-step approach.
>>
>>
>>
>> > Definitely, webmaker is going to help us get some ideas and those that
>> > want to help then later we can package it and take it to the Dev group
>> > you said.
>> >
>>
>> Exactly so! ;)
>>
>>
>>
>> > Will be in touch.
>> >
>> > On 3/17/13, Soumya Deb  wrote:
>> > > Hi Lawrence,
>> > >
>> > > Thanks for bringing this up, and let me assure you - you're not the
>> first
>> > > one to be annoyed for not having a more seamless communication channel
>> > for
>> > > Mozillians. ;)
>> > >
>> > > As part of Mozilla Community Sites (MCS) project, I already have
>> proposed
>> > > an integrated communication medium that deals with putting IRC,
>> emailing,
>> > > Voice & Video conferencing in one combined system. I've
>> conceptualized it
>> > > to be a complete web-solution - as I see it being very technically
>> > possible
>> > > now, using WebSockets & WebRTC (also, using Persona for
>> authentication).
>> > > I've codenamed it "Flux" - it still is in conceptualization phase.
>> > >
>> > > Good as it sounds like, it will, though, take some time to get
>> > prototyped -
>> > > and that's the part I'm not sure of - how much time I can dedicate for
>> > > this, now. Usually it should take full-time involvement of about 3
>> months
>> > > for dev to showcase a working prototype.
>> > >
>> > > I think Mozilla Community Tools project lists are better channel for
>> this
>> > > this discussion. But, to gather more user-stories, let's hear it first
>> > from
>> > > the webmakers to help shape the application.
>> > >
>> > > So, hit it with feature requests (and clarifications, if you need).
>> > > Cheers!
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 9:36 PM, Lawrence Kisuuki
>> > > > > >> wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> Hello,
>> > >>
>> > >> *Sayak*, remember the inter-community effort I talked about with you
>> on
>> > >> the lists, I think we have already started achieving it through
>> GenOpen
>> > >> collaboration. Anyway to the point, for some time now and since last
>> > time
>> > >> I've been thinking about us making a web app for a mobile messenger
>> > (okay
>> > >> not only mobile, should also work on P.C or on a site) something reps
>> > >> could
>> > >> use to communicate with each other just to socialize. You must agree
>> > with
>> > >> me that we lack such a tool since IRC and the lists are a bit
>> official
>> > >> with
>> > >> several protocols.
>> > >>
>> > >> *San James* and *Deb*, this is where you come in. You guys are some
>> of
>> > >> the most brilliant coding reps I know. I need your help, can we
>> create
>> > >> this? If you know any other rep or even non-rep who can help us,
>> please
>> > >> add
>> > >> them to this discussion. They don't really need to be coders, they
>> could
>> > >> just be very creative to help us think through great ideas. I may not
>> > >> actively code on this one either, I must admit the code on this one
>> is
>> > >> beyond me. I just have the picture. Imagine how awesome it would be
>> to
>> > >> text
>> > >> anyone in the world in real time on an open standard and communicate
>> > with
>> > >> ease over IP 'cause sadly whatsapp doesn't offer it's API :( (Yes I
>> > tried
>> > >> to find it, but in vain). We could map the idea and later even
>> > distribute
>> > >> it through Mozilla's downloads, if they let us :/
>> > >>
>> > >> What do you think? Looking forward to hearing from you and the
>> webmakers
>> > >> out there.
>> > >>
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > *Soumya Deb*
>> > > *http://debs.io*
>> > > Twitter: *@Debloper *
>> > > Open Source Evangelist
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > *Regards,
>> >
>> > *
>> > *Lawrence
>> > *
>> > *Mozilla Uganda| Newslibre.com| Innovware*
>> >
>>
>>
>>
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