A new way to explore your contacts and Communities
The Movim Contacts page has been entirely redesigned. It now gives you a direct access to your friend's publications and general information. The sidebar also allows you to discover more new publications and nice people.
The Community page, introduced in the 0.11 version, has also been reorganized and now allows you to see what is happening on your #pod at a glance.
Publish in a simple click
You want to quickly send a picture to your friends? Share a feeling or a thought? The new Quick Publish widget allows you to do that easily.
If you still want to do more advanced publications with formatting, you can press the plus button to access a full featured editor.
Movim also automatically saves the draft of your publications so you can get back to your publication later.
Organize and explore the publications
Tagging articles in Movim has been greatly simplified. By simply putting #hashtags you can categorize your publications. Now you can also explore public articles having similar tags.
To protect the children browsing the articles we also added an automatic filter on adult content (enabled by default). When publishing "Not Safe For Work" content you can categorize the articles as so by adding the NSFW tag to it.
If you want to have access to those content, you can enable them in the configuration.
New look for the publications
Lovejoy also comes with a new design for the articles cards. The embedded links are better integrated and you can now directly like an article while browsing!
The redesign also simplifies the browsing and navigation on mobile devices.
Movim ❤️ your mobile
The UI of Movim has been redesigned for mobile devices.
A new menu allows you to quickly switch between the four main pages. You can access the full menu by dragging the left side of your phone to the right.
Chat and Chatrooms, new features and redesign
A lot of love has been put in the chatroom features of Movim. They now have the same look and feel as the single chat ones. You can also now embed pictures in the discussions by uploading them or pasting links directly and you can auto-complete the nicknames by pressing
Tabwhen writing a message in the chatrooms.
Since Lovejoy you can start a private discussion with a chatroom member in one click and invite your contacts to join the chat-room by sending them a message, or an invite link.
Thanks to the new autojoin feature, you can ask Movim to automatically join some of your favorite chatrooms when you log in.
Movim now implements the recent XMPP standard called Chat Markers, this allows you to know if a contact has seen your messages. This feature is also fully compatible with clients like Conversations or Dino.
With the support of the XMPP standard Message Archive Management you can now resynchronize your history when logging back to Movim, for your private discussions but also in the chatrooms. Never loose any messages anymore between your devices!
Under the hood we continue to fix many issues, optimize and refactorize the Movim sourcecode to keep the Core engine clean and secure. This is also made possible by a continuous feedback from our community, via our official chat-room and our Github Page.
Migration of our official XMPP server to ejabberd
One of the biggest tasks of those past months has also been to migrate our official server from the deprecated Metronome server to ejabberd. This migration contains more than 11 thousands accounts, thousands of articles, messages and relations.
Thanks to the ProcessOne team and especially Christophe Romain, Evgeny Khramtsov and Holger Weiß we greatly improved the script to migrate the data from one server to another and several features used by Movim after the migration.
ejabberd is now officially recommended by the Movim team. To make Movim fit perfectly with your server, please follow our ejabberd configuration page on our Wiki.
We are now close to having 300 simultaneously connected users on our official pods :)
For 9 years now, the Movim team and community is working freely to develop the platform and the related projects. We are also hosting the official pods to allow our users to enjoy Movim daily.
You can also help us by writing feedbacks about your experience with Movim, translate the project or help us debugging and improving the platform :)
You can find all the information on our official website.
That’s all folks!
Miho – Wednesday, 13 September, 2017 - 10:25
Movim is a kickass distributed social networking platform, with web client and mobile apps, that protects your privacy, comes with a set of awesome features and uses the industry-standard XMPP protocol
Help us to covering our monthly costs on our official Patreon!
For a couple of years already, we are #hosting Movim for free on different servers accross Europe (and soon on the other continents!). The Movim team is also hosting two XMPP servers (movim.eu and jappix.com) and their related services (file hosting, chatrooms, PubSub service…).
Those #servers and domains are directly financed personally by the administrators but still have a cost.
Today we are launching an official #Patreon page to allow our community to help us fund those servers and related services. Our overall monthly costs are around 50$ and we would like to see if the #Movim #community could cover them by doing small monthly donations.
There are actually 400 connected users on the XMPP servers, 100 of them are connected on the different pods that we are hosting. A small donation of 1$ monthly could easily allow us cover those cost and help the team to improve and extend the services in return :)
If you prefer to do a one time donation, you can also send it on our PayPal account.
Thanks again for your support!
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Timothée Jaussoin – Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 - 13:55 – 16 August, 2017
The migration of the #XMPP #Movim server from #Metronome to #ejabberd is close to be done and most of the services are up again, sorry for the connectivity issues that you had those pas few days.
I'll write a longer post about that #migration in the upcomign days on the official Movim blog.
The honking of Canadian geese overhead caught my attention just long enough for my to snap this shot. Too bad I couldn't get a good photo of their V-formation, as they're quite disorganized in this...
Timothée Jaussoin – Wednesday, 7 June, 2017 - 07:30 – 7 June, 2017
Timothée Jaussoin – Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 - 22:06 – 9 May, 2017
I have been using Movim for just one day and these are my impressions*
Timothée Jaussoin – Wednesday, 5 April, 2017 - 18:09 – 5 April, 2017
I'd like to reply to this post with some details that, I think, could be interesting for the other Movim users :)
When you add a contact they must accept your request and, when they accept it, you have to confirm it again. I sent them the request, of course I want to be friends! This last step doesn’t make much sense
This is actually related to the default XMPP protocol behavior regarding contacts invitations, thanks for the feedback I'll try to see how I can improve that in the upcoming release.
If someone has sent you a friend request you won’t be able to log in on Movim for Android: you’ll have to accept (or decline) the friendship request on a web browser and only then will you be able to sign in on Movim for Android again
This bug doesn't seems related to the friend request to me (I have several pending requests on my account and I didn't had this related authentification issue). However the bug seems serious enough to be investigated.
Polls like on status.net (with more than just two options)
It would be a really a interesting feature indeed but is quite complex when it's done on a decentralized network. Also it will requires some discussion and thought on the XMPP level to see how it can be compatible with the other clients.
Ability to share updates/blog entries only with certain contacts or groups
This is not possible regarding how the current XMPP protocol (especially Pubsub) is working. For the moment we can only change the accesses on the node level (the blog or the community) and not on the item level (the posts).
Autosave for blog entries (and Drafts would be good too, but not essential)
You can open a feature request on GitHub for that one :)
Only public blog entries are visible on a contact’s profile, even if we are friends. I believe that if we are friends and my friend has shared something with their contacts (not publicly), I should be able to see it on their profile, and not only on the news feed
That's another nice feature request that can be implemented quite easily.
Ability to visit a contact’s profile clicking on their name (this works on Newsfeed, but not on Chats)
You can actually do it by clicking on the contact picture in a one-to-on discussion and by going in the contacts box in a chatroom (if the owner has allowed the share of JIDs).
An easier way to create communities. Right now this feature is pretty much hidden
This is mostly UI refactoring, possible but I don't have a clear idea to do it "more easily" for now.
Ability to create private communities
Once your Community is created you can configure using the settings offered by the XMPP server for the Pubsub nodes.
Ability to invite contacts to a chatroom from the chatroom, without sending any link
On Safari (both macOS and iOS) textbox takes only 20% of the width of the screen (it happens on chats and comments)
That is a bug. You can open a ticket on GitHub with screenshots :)
Unified timeline for all pods [?]
Quite impossible in a decentralized network without exploring continuously the all graph (and basically reinventing Google for XMPP).
Button to export our data
Not planned. But all the data are saved on the XMPP account of the user so it should be quite trivial to build a tool outside Movim that can do that (and reimporting them? where?).
Ability to share location with contacts
If there is no interesting feature behind that I don't see the point of it in Movim for now.
Movim for Android needs: Proper notifications for chats, comments, news, likes… Different ticks for different statuses (delivered to server, read…) Proper management for chatroom/conference links Send/Attachment button to work as expected
I'm open to any contribution on the Android client to improve those points but it's not my priority to work on specific features for a dedicated platform (I'm already quite busy by building the generic things :)).
As of today Conversations for Android would be the best option if your goal is to exchange messages, but then you wouldn't be able to take advantage of Movim's newsfeed or blog posts, which are the added values of this network and what makes Movim stand out over any other xmpp service. I believe that the team shouldn’t neglect the development of mobile apps knowing as we know that more and more people connect to the internet mainly via smartphone. What do I think about it?
I agree but I really have a limited amount of time on the project so I'm focusing more on features that will have a bigger impact for most of the users for now. I'd like to wok more in per device/OS/platform integration but that can takes a lot of time to "do it well".
Movim is seven (?) years which shows the developing team is committed to the platform. And that's great news. This feeling could be reinforced if they posted blog entries more often (maybe once a month?).
That's true, also because of the limited amount of time that I have for the project here. But I'm trying (like with the current post).
I believe that Movim would benefit from a better Android app as it could be gateway to gaining more users, boost social interest, and –who knows– attract more brains to help take it further. But I understand that they have prioritised their website which is universal and it does the job really well.
You got it, but I'm always really happy to talk about and integrate external contributions in Movim and the related projects.
Despite the far-from-perfect Android app, Movim is the most developed decentralised social network platform I have seen. It’s full of interesting features and if you come from pump.io or tent.io you’ll find many similarities and promising improvements. I would say that Movim has strong bones, it ticks more than just the basics and now it just needs to polish its features before adding new ones.
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Quelques nouvelles concernant Movim
Timothée Jaussoin – Wednesday, 8 March, 2017 - 23:47
Je n'ai pas donné beaucoup de nouvelles ces dernières semaines, en particulier concernant le projet Movim. J'ai en effet été pas mal occupé, notamment par un déménagement et des démarches administratives.
Ne vous en faites pas, après cette petite pause, je me remet progressivement au travail. En particulier pour préparer la prochaine release, Movim 0.11. Celle-ci à déjà été repoussée de quelques semaines à cause d'un sérieux bug de gestion des cookies qui s'est soldé par une profonde refonte du système de session au sein du projet.
Néanmoins le code ne devrait plus trop évoluer ces prochaines semaines, vous avez donc entre les mains une version proche de la 0.11 finale.
Des travaux de maintenance et de mises à jour sur les serveurs du projet m'ont également occupés ces derniers temps. Je prépare, entre autres, une migration des deux serveurs XMPP movim.eu et jappix.com de Metronome à ejabberd (jappix.com en priorité). Ce projet devrait encore prendre quelques mois puisque des adaptations doivent êtes faites sur les outils de migration entre ces deux serveurs.
Si vous avez des questions, n'hésitez pas à poster un commentaire ou venir en discuter sur le salon officiel.