diaspora* android client

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This is an unofficial webview based client for the community-run, distributed social network Diaspora*. It's currently under development and should be used with that in mind. Please submit any bugs you might find.


We are always open for any kind of contribution. (PR's, bug reports, feature requests, translations, ..)
If you got any questions feel free to contact us on IRC, XMPP or Gitter. You can start chatting by clicking on the blue chat badges listed on top.

We use Crowdin to translate Diaspora for Android. Join our project here: https://crowdin.com/project/diaspora-for-android/invite. If your desired language is not listed please contact the maintainers/owner.

Note that the main project members are working on this project for free during leisure time, are mostly busy with their job/university/school, and may not react or start coding immediately.


Diaspora for Android is released under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (see LICENCE).


The app is developed as a WebApp because currently Diaspora doesn't have an API that can be used to create a native interface to retrieve the user's data, publications, direct messages and so on. That's why there are only WebApps for Diaspora out there.
Stay tuned on Diaspora* Issues about API.

Why is a WebApp better than using the mobile site on a browser?
Basically it provides better integration with the system (events coming into and going out of the app), notifications, customized interface and functions and a nice little icon that takes you directly to your favorite social network :)

Device Requirements

The minimum Android version supported is Jelly Bean, Android v4.2.0 / API 17

App Permissions

Diaspora for Android requires access to the Internet and to external storage to be able to upload photos when creating a new post and for taking screenshots.