UnifiedPush Plan for Murena /e/-OS
I would love to work for or with Murena on their /e/-OS phone. UnifiedPush support is one of the first things I would propose to do.
UnifiedPush is in my humble opinion one of the most important recent developments for freedom phones, granting freedom from Google’s FCM. I followed it from its OpenPush origins.
I have deployed the ‘ntfy’ server implementation on my home network. I successfully submitted it for inclusion in the popular Matrix installer matrix-docker-ansible-deploy, so matrix self-hosters can deploy it easily.
If given the chance to advance UnifiedPush support, I would propose a plan something like this:
- deploying a UP server for /e/ users (one for the Murena central server, and one in each self-hosted deployment), initially choosing one of the existing kinds of UP server (probably NextPush because obviously it's built to fit into nextcloud);
- creating a UP distributor as an /e/-OS system app, by adapting an existing one (NextPush, to match the server), and making it auto-discover/configure the server from the /e/-OS account info;
- working with important client apps (/e/-OS default apps first) to add support to them;
- perhaps tweaking the U.P. server and distributor to better suit this use case, if and when needed.
I am posting this in the e-foundation forum discussion “Add UnifiedPush to /e/OS to make it possible for developers to avoid FCM and better support F-Droid applications”
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