A service very much like Instagram, but federated. There seems to be quite some enthusiasm around ActivityPub-based projects in general, also including Prismo, Anfora and Funkwhale.
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playSMS — Free and Open Source SMS Gateway
A flexible Web-based mobile portal system that it can be made to fit to various services such as an SMS gateway, bulk SMS provider, personal messaging system, corporate and group communication tools
There’s a maintained Dockerfile already.
Feature Highlights (brace yourself!)
- Multiple database engine supported (through PHP PEAR DB, included in this package)
- Send SMS to single mobile phone
- Send SMS broadcasted to a group of mobile phones, or SMS bulk
- Support sending text, flash and unicode messages
- Capable of handling large amount of SMS
- Receive private SMS to Inbox and forward it to email (mobile2web) and user’s mobile phone
- Forward single SMS from mobile to a group of mobile phones
- Provides SMS to email and email to SMS by polling mailbox
- SMS autoreply, for easy autoreplying formatted incoming SMS
- SMS board, forward received SMS to email, export output in JSON and a few other formats
- SMS command, execute server side shell script using SMS
- SMS custom, forward incoming SMS to custom apps, locally or hosted on external URL
- SMS poll, manage polling system using SMS, export output in graph, JSON and other formats
- SMS quiz, serve quizzes on SMS
- SMS subscribe, manage user subscribes to a service using SMS
- SMS sync to utilize SMSSync app
- Blacklist, stoplist and firewall plugin for SMS services protections
- Create your own features, tools, themes and gateway modules as a plugin
- Supports software gateway such as Gammu, Jasmin, Kannel and SMS Server Tools 3
- Supports bulk SMS providers such as Nexmo, Twilio and other SMS service providers
- Supports many other bulk SMS providers using Generic gateway plugin
- Supports sending/receiving SMS via another playSMS using Planet or Uplink gateway plugin
- Supports simulation gateway for testing incoming and outgoing SMS
- Supports multiple active SMSC
- Route outgoing SMS by prefix
- Route outgoing SMS per user
- Webservices for sending SMS, retrieving delivery reports, checking credits and more
- Long SMS support, length of text is configurable
- Rate SMS by destination prefix
- SMS credit system per user
- Multiple SMSC activated and routable
- Timezone settings
- Multi-language user interface (English, French, Bahasa Indonesia, Russian and a few others)
- Easily add new language for user interface
- Web-based interface
- Android app for playSMS is available, with source codes
- Multi-domain from single playSMS installation with site branding for reseller supports
RE: Jitsi Meet
As described here I expressed an interest in a Jitsi Meet app but I wasn't in a hurry.
Now I really need it. The pandemic is causing serious problems throughout the world and some centralized systems are getting really strained as everyone in self-isolation or quarantine moves to video conferencing.
Now would be an excellent time to push Jitsi Meet out the gates. I need to provide video conferencing solutions to several organizations. Please prioritize this if you can.
Notion-like FOSS app
In my profession I’ve recently been assimilated into the Notion universe. It’s truly brilliant.
But it’s not free (as in freedom). So as I start to pour huge amount of work into structuring and using it, my woes of lock-in comes as expected.
There’s this whole new class of digital tools flexible enough to be shaped by non-coders for virtually any workflow: Notion, Airtable, Coda, Next Matter.
I sense that as the tools of this no-code movement develops further, users realize they don’t need to settle for other people’s workflow but can shape the tools to their liking instead of the other way around. Thus these tools may lay the groundwork for a new level of user expectancy, possibly leaving old rigid tools in the dust.
So, is there anything FOSS that can even begin to compare to Notion?
RE: What's coming in 5.1
Reading this makes me grateful that Cloudron exists. @nebulon and @girish should really take pride in what you’ve built. Not only in the software itself but the community around it, that’s very much influenced by the attention and sensitivity you guys nurture it with.
Serve federated apps from root domain
I've written about this issue in various topics where related but now want to distill those thoughts in a dedicated one.
Various services that are federated in one way or another typically serve from the root domain. A few examples:
- Matrix, a popular federated chat service. (1 587 public servers with ∞ users)
- Mastodon, a very popular federated microblog service. (2 744 public servers with 2 270 595 users)
- PeerTube, a somewhat popular federated video streaming service with peer-to-peer content distribution. (340 public servers with 23 164 users)
- PixelFed, an emerging federated Instagram-like image service. (107 public servers with 15 966 users)
- WriteFreely, an emerging federated blogging platform. (199 public servers with 5 490 users)
- IRC, a well established chat service. (∞ public servers with ∞ users)
- Email (∞ servers with ∞ users)
Regardless of what subdomain these services are served from technically, they all require some routing via the root domain to work properly. Sure, some can be served from a subdomain but it's bad practice.
In Cloudron, support for this type of routing is currently absent except for email (which is obviously because it makes up such a central component of the Cloudron system). The routing required for federated services typically means forwarding a port or two towards the true location of the service.
The solution I imagine is that apps requiring this routing registers extra ports in their app manifests that then targets the root domain, which should still be open to serve a completely different app on that location as well. Just like email works right now alongside whatever is installed on the root domain.
Now, if Cloudron were to accomodate for this type of root domain routing then the system would be quite ideal for hosting not only the typical web apps already possible, but the whole plethora of emerging federated services as well. The numbers shows a pretty good interest in these types of services.
Let's hear it
I'd hereby like to initiate a solution oriented discussion on this topic. I would especially appreciate the views of @girish and @nebulon, but of course community members like @msbt, @murgero, @kasini and @october as well.
Sponsor sponsor-enabling apps
With sponsorships and commissions becoming a thing in the Cloudron community, wouldn't it be great if we also sponsored the packaging of one or two donation/crowdfunding platforms? If we for instance had access to fosspay as a one-click install on Cloudron, packagers could very easily request contributions (even reoccurring).
Fosspay — Donation collection for FOSS groups and individuals
Dead simple donations platform with Stripe as payment provider.
RE: I am paying to have a Cloudron App built, ideas?
By the sound of it you simply need to pay @girish and @nebulon to properly package playSMS for Cloudron, and perhaps pay Anton (author of playSMS) to extend it with an LDAP feature if that’s not already present. playSMS supports Twilio as gateway, among several other services.
RE: Notion-like FOSS app
I acknowledge the genuine intent of your original reply, @murgero. Thank you. As one of the recurring Cloudron community members your enthusiasm to further the project and help users out is quite notable.
I think that the nature of what Notion brings makes it especially prone to be overlooked feature-wise compared to other tools: it’s the specific way of how elements from other novel tools are put together that makes Notion unique.
So let’s move on. Notion has no FOSS counterpart for the time being. I don’t even se any FOSS no-code tools like the other ones mentioned in the original post. But let’s keep our ears to the ground.
Extra fields in LDAP
I'd like to initate a discussion regarding adding extra, custom fields to the Cloudron LDAP. Fields like description, phone number, public keys, wallet addresses, websites, geographic location are some examples.
The hope is for apps to be able to pull more information than the basics needed for authentication and names and that the Cloudron portal could serve even more as the central space for users to add and edit personal information as the app stack itself grows.