Messenger for Desktop

Beautiful Mac, Linux & Windows client for Facebook Messenger

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Nik Graf — 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...
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Aluxian — Full-Stack Developer
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 — designer, engineer, ex-google
@aluxian Would you mind sharing how you fixed the system sound that plays after you type the first character?
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Aluxian — Full-Stack Developer
@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.
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Karthik Varma — Programmer and Student
@aluxian I get ads now. Have you done anything ? (while installing)
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