tiger looking left small

1. Design and implementation

1.1. Tigase Android Messenger

Tigase Android Messenger is an Android IM application build using Tigase JaXMPP client library.

Tigase Messenger User Guide

Eric Dziewa v1.0, April 2015: Tigase Messenger User Guide :website: http://tigase.net :Date: 2015-04-30

Tigase Messenger is the most intuitive, and user friendly mobile XMPP client in the market. You might feel hesitant to try it out if you’ve tried other clients. Don’t be. A few presses and swipes with Tigase Messenger and you are finished!

1. Installation

  1. Open the Play store and search for tigase.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-13-38-30

  2. Tigase Messenger Free, and Tigase Messenger are the same. Select Tigase Messenger.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-13-38-46

  3. Click INSTALL.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-13-40-14

  4. Click ACCEPT.

  5. Done.

2. Setting up Accounts

  • Now that we have the nice Tigase icon, open it to set up accounts.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-13-40-53

  • When you open Tigase Messenger for the first time you will be greeted by this screen.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-13-41-20

  • If you have an account go ahead and add it here. For the purpose of this guide we will be creating an account.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-13-41-42

  • On the Create Account screen there is a dropdown containing a list of Tigase domains which you can register new accounts on.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-13-42-20

  • Fill in password, and email address fields. Click Ok.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-13-43-54

  • That’s it. You now have an XMPP account registered on Tigase servers. You can chat with users on other federated servers like jabber.org.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-01-50

  • You can add as many accounts as you’d like.

3. Configuration

  • When the application is open you can click to left of the Tigase icon to access Settings.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-00-37

  • Roster layout.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-00-49

  • Roster sorting.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-00-56

  • Vibration?

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-01-13

  • This is a cool feature. Set custom sounds when someone sends you a message or calls your name in a multi user chat.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-01-23

  • Advanced settings. The defaults should be fine.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-01-31

  • Scroll left and right in the application. To disconnect, view the Accounts screen and long press the account.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-02-01

  • You can set your personal information for the account here too.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-02-36

  • Turn on geolocation through the More settings option. Let your friends see where you are!

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-03-06

  • Fast swipe right when on the buddy list window to join a conference, access bookmarks, etc.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-03-16

4. Managing Contacts

  • To add a contact, press the circled plus icon from the buddy list window. Type in their Jabber ID, a name for the contact if you wish, sort them into groups if you wish, and press Ok.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-04-35

  • Until they authorize you the contact will be grey with a question mark. Offline contacts are also grey.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-05-35

  • Here the buddy has granted authorization and is online. Indicated by the green circle. A yellow circle means the contact is away. A clock means the contact is extended away.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-06-03

  • An authorization request has been received.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-07-03

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-07-11

5. Joining Conferences

  • Here is the screen where you can join or create conferences.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-08-09

  • For MUC Server, if using our domains, just prefix the domain name with 'muc.' .

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-09-31

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-15-35

  • Add frequently visited conferences to your bookmarks so you don’t have to enter their details each time.

    Screenshot_2015-04-26-14-18-03