You received a Snikket invitation and want to get started using an iOS (iPhone, iPad) device? You are at the right place. Let’s get started. This tutorial is written as a short story which you can translate to your personal use case. Background Story Mary, Robert and Kim are cycling enthusiasts. They want to communicate with each other using their smartphones. Mary suggests to use Snikket to communcate with each other.
Preamble: This notification test was executed in June/July 2022. Meanwhile, new versions of Siskin IM and Monal were released. The developers introduced new features which are now mentioned in the pro- and contra-lists of the apps. I did not repeat the tests for the new versions since I do not think that the push notification test results would be any different (I did not test it because it is very time-consuming).
Monal is a good choice if you want to use an XMPP account on your iPhone or iPad. You can get Monal from the App Store (external). Monal has some nice feature: encrypted chats encrypted groupchats sending and receiving files/pictures recording and sending/receiving voice messages Sending your geolocation Monal does currently not offer creation/configuration of groupchats audio- and videocalls Registering an XMPP account At first you should register an XMPP address (if you do not already have one).