Betas are distributed via Testflight. Just scan this QR code with the camera app of your iPhone/iPad
or open this link
on your iPhone or iPad to try Deltachat iOS Beta.
Check the Changelog (for TestFlight builds) at the bottom to see what's included.
How to build with Xcode
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:deltachat/deltachat-ios.git
$ cd deltachat-ios
$ git submodule update --init
$ open deltachat-ios.xcworkspace # do not: open deltachat-ios.xcodeproj
This should open Xcode. Then make sure that at the top left in Xcode there is deltachat-ios selected as scheme (see screenshot below).
Now build and run - e.g. by pressing Cmd-r - or click on the triangle at the top:
Roadmap / TODO for 'minimal viable version'
[X] use new deltachat-core-api and
adapt threads to the following scheme:
(the current ios-implementation relies on
threads created by deltachat-core; this is no longer done)
[X] threads should be created when going to foreground
and removed when going to background.
we could say, for the first version, we're a foreground app
and figure out background things later
[X] order: new group, new contact
[X] allow group creation (leave out group settings
and settings for contact for now)
[X] text drafts support
[X] support DC_EVENT_HTTP_GET event
[X] add a progress indicator while doing the configuration
[X] allow advanced configuration options on setup
to make sure users can connect if the autoconfig fails
(imap-server, imap-port, imap-flags, same for smtp)
[X] allow re-configuring (e.g. after changing the IMAP/SMTP password) at
an arbitrary point in time
[X] allow sending of images
and taking+sending photos directly from the camera.
(videos and voice messages
and other attachments can be done in a later version)
reception of images
improve group creation UI
smarter time/date display
(time beside messages, date as headlines)
adapt avatars (use the colored images from the chatlist
also in the chat, no avatars beside outgoing messages
show e-mail-address in the chat-title and/or open profile
when clicking on chat-title
read address book for contact suggestions
check notifications, currently there is only a vibrate,
however, we should keep in mind that the first version
may be a "foreground" app, so "system notifications" may
be delayed to a later version
check how to solve this: new messages are only seen if a chat is closed and shown again (similar to that). No tune, no number at icon. https://github.com/deltachat/deltachat-ios/issues/9#issue-356157986