It has been a LONG time since I worked on a project with that name. I started Rival Messenger as a Windows app written in Visual Basic, way way back at the end of 1999! After much fussing, pushed by my own dislike of Skype, and everyone’s dislike of NSA snooping, I have decided to build a full on Skype replacement and use the name again!
This time around it is an OSX native app, written in Objective-C using the Cocoa Framework. I am building it on top of Jeremie Miller’s new project called Telehash. Temas has been working hard on an objc library implementation for telehash, and it has just enough maturity now that things are working, and really coming together!
Telehash is going to bring a lot of new and exciting options to the table, not only for my use of Instant Messaging and VOIP, or if you wanted to implement HTTP over Telehash, but for Internet of Things (IoT) and other embedded use cases as well.
I will start to blog about my progress with Rival Messenger and Telehash, there is an important milestone right around the corner. This milestone is a secure decentralized internet or whatever.