Newsletter: Togethr, SMS-only Ports, Snikket Hosting
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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 (and calls) through a real phone number right from your computer, tablet, phone, or anything else that has a Jabber client. Among other things, JMP has these features: Your phone number on every device; Multiple phone numbers, one app; Free as in Freedom; Share one number with multiple people.
This month our team launched a new product to help people looking to take even more control of their digital life by hosting their own social media instance. Read about Togethr, what it is today, and a glimpse of our future plans.
JMP now supports SMS-only ports. Landlines and most numbers with VoIP providers (but not numbers with most mobile carriers) are eligible to have JMP provide SMS/MMS messaging services for the number, while voice and other services would remain with the current carrier. This feature is in Alpha, contact support if you are interested.
This month also saw the release of Cheogram Android 2.10.6-1. This version merges in the latest upstream release of Conversations, as well as fixes for the contacts integration and playback for some media types (most notably 3GPP videos).
Finally, our integration with Snikket hosting is coming along. For all of this year JMP customers have been able to get into the Snikket hosting beta with the promise of never having to pay for the JMP-using Jabber IDs they host there. Now, JMP customers no longer need to contact Snikket staff to be put into the regular beta queue. Contact JMP support and we can set you up with a Snikket instance directly. We will continue to work on this integration until someday it becomes a fully self-serve part of signup.
To learn what’s happening with JMP between newsletters, here are some ways you can find out:
The chatroom remains the heart of the community. You can also join from your web browser or from Matrix.
The blog, where you may be reading this. Can also be followed in a client like Movim.
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful rest of your week!