Messaging has become an integral part of our everyday internet use and its use differs from person to person.
There are some of us who only use messaging apps to talk to friends and family but there are others who strictly use them for business purposes only,whatever your reason is, it won’t far fetched to say that messaging apps are as important in our daily lives as any other app found in our devices.
Wire is a secure messaging software that offers encrypted end to end text messaging, high-quality voice calls as well voice messaging between contacts. The cross-platform software has gone open-source with the source code posted on GitHub containing all the bits and pieces found on the Android, Windows, iOS, as well as Mac OS X platforms and including its Linux-compatible web app.
This is great news for the open-source community and despite the fact that there are already a countless number of open-source messaging apps, some of which are in the making, Wire brings to the table tried and tested features that can’t be found in some of the already available apps.
Unlike the cliché apps found everywhere on the internet, Wire is known to provide its users with reboast private conversations and now the developers are inviting app developers, and software enthusiast to help build their own clients, review the source code and contribute their findings.
According to the Co-Founder and CTO of WIRE Alan Duric, “Open sourcing was always part of our initial plan and it took some time to reach this stage. We decided to take the open source path because transparency and community engagement is of utmost importance for any product that has security at its core.”
“Open-sourcing the full Wire client code base represents an important milestone [for the company and the challenges it faces]. We can also imagine in the weeks, months and years to come that an open source, secure messenger client could be appealing in an internet of things paradigm, digital health and the automotive industry too.”
Details and all required information needed to get started can be found on the official Wire GitHub page.