Welcome to the latest edition of your pseudo-monthly JMP update!
In case it’s been a while since you checked out JMP, here’s a refresher: JMP lets you send and receive text and picture messages through a real phone number right from your computer, tablet, phone, or anything else that has an XMPP client. JMP’s tagline, “Freedom For Your Phone Number”, captures the freedom that JMP gives you from traditional cell phone carriers, as well as the fully-free nature of all the software that powers JMP (licensed entirely under AGPLv3+).
As you might have guessed from our last email, we’re very excited that JMP will have a big presence at LibrePlanet this weekend! LibrePlanet is an annual free/libre software conferences happening this year at MIT (in the Boston area) March 24-25. Here’s what’s all going on with JMP there:
- JMP will have a booth, staffed all weekend, where you can ask us any questions you might have, pickup some free JMP stickers, pay for your JMP account anonymously with cash, or just say hi!
- JMP’s founder will be speaking Saturday afternoon (March 24) at 15:25 Eastern - the topic is “In business: Keeping free software sustainable”; if you can’t make it to LibrePlanet, you can watch the livestream of Room 32-155 then - see https://libreplanet.org/2018/program/ on Saturday for details
- we are donating some JMP subscriptions to LibrePlanet, which means that you can win multiple years of JMP service at the raffle happening Saturday evening!
See https://libreplanet.org/2018/ for more details on the conference - there is still time to register for LibrePlanet if you’re interested!
In between our LibrePlanet preparations, we’ve also been adding a bit to JMP itself, as well as making some instructional improvements for new users. In particular:
- we’ve improved the “Show Monthly Usage” feature and added some info on how to use it at https://jmp.chat/#usage (Q16) - you can now see your minutes and messages usage for each of the past 30 days, as well as totals for both
- while we don’t yet have details on our post-beta plan options, you can start reviewing your usage now so you’ll know which option is best for you when we do announce them
- we’ve added information on how to reset your SIP password, which you can now do without contacting support: https://jmp.chat/#calling (Q9)
- prospective JMP users are given more information about whether and how their XMPP server might block JMP messages: https://jmp.chat/#blocking (Q15)
- we now link to this from the signup page instead of asking them to add JMP’s JID to their roster (it is better for them to switch servers if they run into this): https://gitlab.com/ossguy/jmp-register/commit/6c2e72e46bb3a6794b67bed0602d5879540a743a
- as usual, a variety of bug fixes and minor improvements were added as well; for a complete list, see:
If you’d like to know what’s happening with JMP between emails like this, here are some ways you can find out:
- follow us on Twitter
- find us in xmpp:firstname.lastname@example.org?join - a group chat accessible from most XMPP clients, and on the web
- signup for the 30-day free trial at https://jmp.chat/#signup and try it out!
We are plugging away on the different payment options that we plan to have ready by the end of this year (hopefully much sooner), including automated Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin payments (you can already pay with these, but you need to contact support to do so) and more non-PayPal options for conventional currencies. We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop on all the new developments.