Distributed, serverless, peer-to-peer chat application on IPFS
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Orbit

Project Status

A distributed, peer-to-peer chat application built on IPFS.

Try the web app at https://orbit.chat

NOTE! Orbit is still more or less experimental. It means Orbit is currently not secure, APIs will change and clients can break over time. If you come across problems, it would help greatly to open issues so that we can fix them as quickly as possible.

Clients

Browsers

Orbit chat application for the browsers.

https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-web

Desktops

A desktop version of the Orbit chat application that can be run as a stand-alone app in OSX and Linux. We're currently working on Windows support.

https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-electron

Terminal

A prototype of a terminal client.

https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-textui

Core Library

orbit-core

Orbit is intended to be embeddable in applications. orbit-core is a JavaScript implementation which can be used in Node.js, Browser and Electron applications and on websites.

orbit-core

orbit-db

A serverless, p2p database built on IPFS. Orbit uses orbit-db to have a database for each channel in the chat network.

orbit-db

js-ipfs

A new peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol. Orbit uses IPFS as its data storage and libp2p to handle all the p2p networking.

Contributing

We would be happy to accept PRs! If you want to work on something, it'd be good to talk beforehand to make sure nobody else is working on it. You can reach us on IRC #ipfs on Freenode, or in the comments of the issues section.

A good place to start are the issues labelled "help wanted" or the project's status board.

License

MIT © 2016-2018 Protocol Labs Inc., Haja Networks Oy