Cheogram's service can be used via a long list of XMPP-compatible software available for a range of platforms. This page documents the most common ones, and provides a summary of features relevant to Cheogram.
|App name||Platform||Distributed via||Calls||In-call keypad (DTMF)||Contacts/dialer integration|
|Snikket||Android, iOS||F-Droid, Google Play, Apple app store||Yes||Yes||No|
|Conversations||Android||F-Droid, Google Play||Yes||No||No|
|Movim||Web||mov.im and other instances||Yes||No||No|
|Gajim||Linux, Windows||Packages, Flatpak||Legacy, Linux-only||Yes||No|
This keypad is used to interact with automated menus (press "1" for...) and other interactive services. Clients without such a keypad will be unable to navigate such services.
Most XMPP clients expect you to enter the XMPP address of a contact before you can message or call them. The XMPP addresses of phone numbers accessed through Cheogram's service look like +email@example.com. Converting phone numbers to XMPP addresses and adding them to the app before you can message/call can be annoying if you often need to contact new numbers.
Some operating systems provide ways for applications to integrate with your existing contact list and phone app.
Some clients have not been updated to use the latest standards for XMPP calling. There are indicated by "Legacy" in the "Calls" column above.
- Legacy calls may be unencrypted over the internet.
- Clients supporting legacy calls may not ring for incoming calls if you have non-legacy clients connected to your account.