Xabber VS Lora-Chat-Device

Compare Xabber vs Lora-Chat-Device and see what are their differences.


Open-source XMPP client for Android (by redsolution)


Using cheap LoRa wireless modules to chat over long distances. (by ddamianus)
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Xabber Lora-Chat-Device
1 1
1,790 4
0.1% -
0.0 10.0
9 days ago over 6 years ago
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Xabber. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-10.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Lora-Chat-Device. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-10.
  • XMPP: The secure communication protocol that respects privacy
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Jan 2022
    > then try to find your contacts again (which may be cached by your client or not)

    You can save XMPP account IDs in any mobile address book.

    > Finally, you have to convince "someone" that this is just you with another account on another server. There is also no verified E2EE anymore.

    I'd pretty much just do a video call at that point.

    > How is this different from "when Signal goes down one uses a completely different instant messaging system", apart from using another client?

    You don't have to use another client software.

    > Which means: If one of these hosting companies blocks XMPP traffic (e.g., if a rogue state starts censoring) or one of these XMPP servers goes down, a huge part of XMPP users is affected.

    Equally applies to most messaging apps out there. Some XMPP apps have the benefit of also supporting using Tor and hidden services - Signal/WhatsApp/etc, don't.

    Don't want to use the Internet at all? You can even go wild and do something like: https://github.com/ddamianus/Lora-Chat-Device - I realize this is something most people would not do, but XMPP's _flexibility_ allows this to be an option if it was something people wanted. Can't do Signal over LoRa.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Xabber and Lora-Chat-Device you can also consider the following projects:

Conversations - Conversations is an open source XMPP/Jabber client for Android

Smack - A modular and portable open source XMPP client library written in Java for Android and Java (SE) VMs

yaxim - yaxim - a lean XMPP/Jabber client for Android

blabber.im - blabber.im basiert auf Conversations und ist ein Open Source XMPP/Jabber Messenger für Android 4.1+


androidpn - An open source project to provide push notification support for Android -- a xmpp based notification server and a client tool kit.

revolution-irc - A modern Android IRC client. #revolutionirc on Libera.chat

otrv4 - Off-the-Record Messaging Protocol version 4. -This is a draft- This repository is a mirror of http://bugs.otr.im/otrv4/otrv4

jaxmpp - Java XMPP client library

lurch - XEP-0384: OMEMO Encryption for libpurple.

Kontalk - Kontalk official Android client

atomtopubsub - A little client that parses Atom feeds and send them on XMPP Pubsub Nodes