Q-municate BETA update

Posted on by Alex Bass

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We’ve received phenomenal feedback from our beta launch of Q-municate – the open-source instant messaging, video calling and audio calling app. You can check out the article on TheNextWeb (big thank you to them for writing about us).

If you signed up for the beta, you would have received the email saying that the iOS build would be out shortly. Unfortunately this has not been the case. We decided that we had to push ourselves even further to build a faster, more bug-free, more polished build – and that is what we are doing. We have completed a huge code refactor, in which over 90% of the code was rewritten resulting in an app that was 5X faster than the original. We think that, as an open-source project, this sort of attention to detail is super important. We hope that you understand this, and we appreciate your patience.

As a result, we think we’ll be able to send out the first iOS beta build on Tuesday 29th July. This build will not have video calling or audio calling enabled, as an optimisation in the WebRTC SDK revealed a rather unfortunate bug, of which the development team are working around the clock to fix. However, as soon as it is fixed, we will re-enable calling features and send out the build.

Regarding the web version – this is also under development and likely to be released in 2-3 weeks. If you would like more information about this, feel free to shoot an email to q-municate@quickblox.com and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Finally, we would just like to say thank you to all of the developers/beta testers who have reported bugs, given feedback and put time in to make Q-municate a better product. We have big ambitions for this app and some awesome new features on their way too – of which we cannot wait to share with you.