#FOSS apps that need push notifications get problems: Google wants to force all apps on #Android to use its proprietary service Firebase for push notifications.
That's why we need F-Droid and/or #Linux based smartphone OS without Google. #UBports
@datenteiler It seems it's time to get back to granny phones, without Android.
@datenteiler Why is this going around now? This is pretty old news. Not that it's not important, it's one of the main challenges for a FOSS Android usage, but still pretty weird
Okay, didn't know that this one is pretty old. For me it was new. Thank you for the info.
@succfemboi @datenteiler there's a project/initiative led by @Bubu, one of the current main people working on F-Droid: https://prototypefund.de/project/open-source-push-service-fuer-android-apps/ and https://gitlab.com/foss-push/planning
This will require major cooperation with for example the Matrix project, Nextcloud, etc to get it off the ground.
@succfemboi I'm not sure what you mean by this
@succfemboi @Mastodon @datenteiler Push without GCM works great for us, you can read deatils on the @fdroidorg blog: https://f-droid.org/en/2018/09/03/replacing-gcm-in-tutanota.html
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