#Jami is a free open source privacy-conscious alternative to Skype. Jami has no servers, calls are encrypted peer-to-peer, with personal data stored only on the devices making the call.
It's available for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux from its official site:
You can follow it on here:
Jami used to be known as "Ring", and has very recently changed its name. You may see both names used during the transition period.
(...and it's also on commercial app stores like Google Play, Apple App Store etc)
Weird... maybe the name change has confused the search system somehow? Anyway, it is there and the direct link to F-droid is on the official Jami/Ring website too 👍
In fact the FDroid for now is a bit stalled. We wanted to have auto-updates on this store as described in the FDroid documentation, but their system seems to not like submodules... The PR is here:
Ring (Secure and distributed communication platform) - https://f-droid.org/app/cx.ring
Erm... I'm not sure what you mean?
Ring IM changed name to Jami ?
Any word why?
I think there was a different app also called Ring, maybe they are trying to avoid confusion.
There is an app called Jami
Oh jeez... well, I guess all names are taken
I think Jami is better than ring.
Ring name confuses others whenever I promote the app
Thank you for short explanation.
I agree to the points. Whether it's called Ring & Rose,
I've it on Android but unfortunately, rarely make it work on the calls.
@noorul If you have network configurations where it doesn't work, please open some tickets. We can test on a lot of config, but still, there is too much ocnfigurations to test :)
that's better suggestion. I open up ticket
For me, stability has been the main issue with all of the FOSS Skype alternatives. Things like calls not going through, being dropped, not having any sound etc just seem endemic. These are not issues that ordinary users are willing to accept when you try to get them to switch.
I'd really love to see a comparison of the different apps. Maybe get 5 different devices and call from each one to the other and report the level of call issues.
My own experience with using Jami/Ring to keep in touch with friends overseas is that it's as reliable as Skype, i.e. occasional dropped calls but nothing major.
Of all the Skype replacements that I've got friends to try, Jami/Ring is the one they've found most friendly, which is why I recommend it on the site.
But to emphasise, different setups will produce different results, your mileage may vary. (For example, I never got Jitsi to work but lots of people swear by it.)
It's been pretty stable for me and friends on laptops and smartphones, but of course your mileage will vary.
It's had fairly regular updates so it's worth taking another look if you haven't tried it lately.
Not to knock on it, but seeing the site mention of the Etherium blockchains leaves me wondering why? From my understanding it's DHTs that do what they want.
Still if I'm tempted to promote it to those who want to communicate with me!
@switchingsocial I like that there are a lot of open source alternatives to skype but I just absolutely love the idea of riot/matrix better
@haakon That's another option (which I use, too). Good to have choices
@switchingsocial jami.net is now the official website. The new website is almost here. Changing name is a bit a pain :)
@switchingsocial So, it's basically Skype before the Microsoft apocalypse?
Yeah, I think so
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