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.
The app is developed as a WebApp because currently diaspora* doesn't have an functional 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 currently 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 :)
The minimum Android version supported is Jelly Bean, Android v4.2.0 / API 17
Privacy & Permissions
dandelion* requires access to the Internet and to external storage to be able to upload photos when creating a new post and for taking screenshots.
The project is always open for contributions and accepts pull requests.
The project uses AOSP Java Code Style, with one exception: private members are
_camelCase instead of
mBigCamel. You may use Android Studios auto reformat feature before sending a PR.
Translations can be contributed on GitHub. You can use Stringlate () to translate the project directly on your Android phone. It allows you to export as E-Mail attachement and to post on GitHub.
Join our Matrix channel and say hello! Don't be afraid to start talking.
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.
- Project: Changelog | Issues level/beginner | License | CoC
- Project diaspora* account: firstname.lastname@example.org
- diaspora*: GitHub | Web | d* HQ account
- App on F-Droid: Metadata | Page | Wiki | Build log
dandelion* is released under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (see LICENCE).
The app is licensed GPL v3. Localization files and resources (strings*.xml) are licensed CC0 1.0.
For more licensing informations, see
3rd party licenses.