[Request] Message Application

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by cynosura, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. cynosura
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    Hello!
    In this thread I explain a new homebrew application idea :
    An app where you send and receive message from/to others (like a chat), and that create a notification (with home menu notifications app) when someone send you a message.

    Here is more details:
    Now that we can do a lot of things with homebrew on 3DS, why don't make an application that can let you send messages to others like PictoChat3DS or DrawAttack, but to friends who own another 3DS with HB access?
    And also, with latest ctrulib, we can get custom notifications, so we could get a notification when someone send us a message.
    -> Yes I know, in order to send custom notifications, you had to launch an homebrew app like BirdWhisperer, because *hax isn't running in home-menu background...
    So here is another idea: with themehax, can we have a sort of homebrew process that run in background, and then send notifications?
    Thanks for reading, it can be a great app since swapnote (or letter box) is down.

    BTW sorry, I don't speak English very well ;)
     
  2. Filo97

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    nope, also, for private chats, we would need a server with the power level OVER 90000!!
     
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    I think there will not be a lot of people on this app :P
     
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    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    yes, but PRIVATE CHAT... they were pretty much impossible on pictochat, and on there there wasn't the need to set the conections from/to specific 3ds.

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    i think that this thing will never happen unless someone wants to pay for stuff
     
  5. Clydefrosch

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    i'd guess that an actual background service with notifications is impossible, but in general, an irc client or like a port of any other open source instant messenger shouldn't be that impossible to do.
    just unlikely someone puts in the work. still, wont hurt to suggest it in that homebrew suggestion thread?
     
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    I was thinking there were not a lot of people who read this thread (poor activity), also there aren't
     
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    I was thinking there were not a lot of people who read this thread (poor activity), also there aren't a lot of request threads in that categorie...
     
  9. djalmafreestyler

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    I always wanted to have an app which when your 3DS find another you can send him a message, ask for play , something.
     
  10. Joom

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    Not if it was decentralized and P2P based. Not to mention, I for one (and I'm sure many others) would not use such an app that used a centralized server, allowing the operators to see and read every "private" message. @OP: This idea is somewhat feasible, but having it run in the background and send notifications is highly unlikely.
     
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    I dont see any problems with handling private chats by a server. The Server just need to route them or have a good load balancing. Depending on how many prople use it~
    Wasn't there already a simular thread for a return of the message app?
     
  12. Clydefrosch

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    the general problem with a server is that someone whould have to pay some money for it in some way (or let it run on some preowned server and waste a bit of that ones ressources)
     
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    Well.. i have a empty server and it doesn't need much resources ^^
    The question is more, linux or windows. Got both :D
     
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    Who are you, though, and why should we trust you? Seems like I'm the only one concerned with MitM security here. IMO, if Tox were ported over, that would suffice.

    https://tox.chat
    https://github.com/irungentoo/toxcore
     
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  15. Tomato Hentai

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    Is there some way we could do P2P chats on the 3DS?
     
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    This guy gets it. Also, read my above post.
     
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    there is no way to trust any hoster. Why would you trust apple using there devices or Microsoft using Windows? If the application does what it sould, it's enough.
    And two be honest? MitM? Really? On a 3DS Chat? Do you want to share private informations over it?
    There are things where you need something encrypted... not here... nope... even if you really really want it.. for this kind, SSL with a Websocket connection would be enough..
    But since you are more concern, why dont you get a Server and are willingly to share it for a project? Dont get me wrong. I understand you, but 1 free server> no server. It is always nice to have a donated server, even if it's only for the developmend period. ^^
     
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    I trust those two entities much more than a random forum user (especially one wearing a Guy Fawkes mask). Also, I do share my server. For a lot of stuff actually. I'm actually hosting the development environment for the Web based Pokedex a member here has created. Why wouldn't we need security for this, though? Just because it's for the 3DS?
     
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    I happen to agree not having a secure servers also the guy (we just met) will be in charge of our important data... This.. This isn't good...