I've recently made more updates to Lumicall, the free, open source and secure alternative to Viber and Skype.

Here are some of the highlights:

F-Droid not updated yet - resolved!

At the time this blog was originally posted, F-Droid was not yet carrying the latest version of Lumicall. This has now changed, you can get the latest Lumicall through F-Droid again. The F-Droid team may need assistance as they appear to be reviewing a lot of the third-party dependencies used by apps they distribute to make sure the full stack is 100% free software. If people want to continue having the option to get Lumicall and other free software through F-Droid instead of Google Play then helping the F-Droid community is the number one way you can help Lumicall.

Other ways you can help, even without coding

You don't have to be a developer to help with Lumicall.

Taking on Viber, Skype and now WhatsApp as well may not sound easy. It isn't. Your help could make the difference though.

Here are some of the things that need assistance:

Try SIP SIMPLE messaging

When composing a message to a Lumicall user, the SIP address is written sip:number @sip5060.net. E.g. if the number is +442071234567 then the SIP address to use when calling or composing a message is sip:+442071234567 @sip5060.net

Debian Developers should be able to interact with Lumicall users from rtc.debian.org using the SIP over WebSocket messaging.

Getting the latest Lumicall

It is available from: