📱😀 Video & audio calls through Nextcloud on Android
Please note that Notifications won't work with the F-Droid version due to missing Google Play Services.
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Video & audio calls through Nextcloud on Android
Nextcloud Talk is a fully on-premises audio/video and chat communication service. It features web and mobile apps and is designed to offer the highest degree of security while being easy to use.
Nextcloud Talk lowers the barrier for communication and lets your team connect any time, any where, on any device, with each other, customers or partners.
Because it is self hosted!!! Audio/video calls and text chat typically require a central server. Some projects go commendably far in trying to ensure they can't see the data, so nobody, not government, advertising company or somebody who broke in the servers, can follow conversations. But the servers still have to mediate every call and text message, allowing them to map out who talks to who and at what time. This 'metadata' is as useful, if not more, to track people, than the full content, especially for mass surveillance purposes. Even if the data is not stored by the chat server, the hosting provider or a hacker could simply gather the data.
By hosting your own server, all meta data stays on your server and thus under your control!
If you have suggestions or problems, please open an issue or contribute directly :)
If you want to contribute to Nextcloud, you are very welcome:
GPLv3. All contributions to this repository are considered to be licensed under the GNU GPLv3 or any later version.
Please read the Code of Conduct. This document offers some guidance to ensure Nextcloud participants can cooperate effectively in a positive and inspiring atmosphere, and to explain how together we can strengthen and support each other.
Please review the guidelines for contributing to this repository.
More information how to contribute: https://nextcloud.com/contribute/
Make sure you read SETUP.md and CONTRIBUTING.md before you start working on this project. But basically: fork this repository and contribute back using pull requests to the master branch. Easy starting points are also reviewing pull requests and working on starter issues.
So you would like to contribute by testing? Awesome, we appreciate that very much.
To report a bug for the alpha or beta version, just create an issue on github like you would for the stable version and provide the version number. Please remember that Google Services are necessary to receive push notifications.
Sign up at Google Play Beta channel to get Release Candidates via Google Play.
You can also get the Release Candidates at github releases.
To become an alpha tester you have to be signed up for the Google Play Beta channel and additionally you have to join the Alpha testing Google Group. After that you will receive the alpha versions via the Play Store (initially, this might take some minutes after signing up). However, in the Play Store the app will still be named "Nextcloud Talk (Beta)" even if you are an alpha tester, but you will receive the alpha versions. If a beta was released that is newer than the alpha version, you will get the beta in the alpha channel.
In addition to google play, the alpha and beta apps can also be obtained from the Nextcloud Download page Please make sure to remember that these versions might contain bugs and you don't use them in production.
If you need assistance or want to ask a question about the Talk Android app, you are welcome to ask for community help in our forums. If you have found a bug, feel free to open a new issue on GitHub. Keep in mind, that this repository only manages the Nextcloud Talk for Android app. If you find bugs or have problems with the server/backend, you should ask the Nextcloud server team for help!
If you have problems to receive talk notifications on your android phone, please have a look at this checklist.
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