Messenger for Desktop

Beautiful Mac, Linux & Windows client for Facebook Messenger

#2 Product of the DayApril 11, 2015
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Nik Graf
Hunter
@nikgraf · Engineer @ Serverless
This great piece of software is a wrapper for Facebook's Messenger. While there are already a few Mac wrappers out there, this is the first one I know of providing builds for Linux & Windows. I should add that it leverages native notifications on OSX & Ubuntu. On Windows notifications are supported through Google Chrome. @Aluxian probably can shed a bit more light on how it works. The code is open source and available here: https://github.com/Aluxian/Faceb...
Gregory Koberger@gkoberger · Founder, ReadMe.io
**DO NOT INSTALL!!** Heads up for anyone using this! This used to be great, however it now contains a bunch of malware unfortunately. Seems like @Aluxian sold it (his name was removed from the site). DO NOT INSTALL.
Alexandru Rosianu
Maker
@aluxian · Co-founder & CTO at Futuristico
Thanks @nikgraf for the submission! I decided to create this app to provide an easier way to use messenger.com. While it's not the first of its kind, it has the most features. You can make voice calls and video calls. Notifications work on every platform, but OS X and Windows users also get a badge in the dock/taskbar with the number of unread conversations. And, there's no weird sound when you start typing! I appreciate feedback and if you miss anything I'd love to work on it and add it.
Nirav Savjani@savjani · designer, engineer, ex-google
@aluxian Would you mind sharing how you fixed the system sound that plays after you type the first character?
Alexandru Rosianu
Maker
@aluxian · Co-founder & CTO at Futuristico
@savjani I didn't have to fix it. My first try to creating a desktop app was by using XCode. I created a project with a WebView then I noticed some things didn't work quite well. Then I switched to https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/ and the sound was gone.
Karthik Varma@leovarmak · Programmer and Student
@aluxian I get ads now. Have you done anything ? (while installing)
Mario Hall@nadomars · Co-Founder / Designer @CymbalFM
@aluxian Thanks for this! My previous comment about two-factor authorization was incorrect -- please ignore.
Felix Krause@krausefx · iOS/Ruby Dev working on fastlane
This app has no Retina support, while the website of messenger has.
Alexandru Rosianu
Maker
@aluxian · Co-founder & CTO at Futuristico
@krausefx The app does have Retina support. On OS X it looks exactly like messenger.com. On high-dpi Windows devices there might be some blur issues, but it's being worked on https://github.com/nwjs/nw.js/is...