Wire Messaging Service Becomes Open Source, and Developers and Testers are Welcome

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Wire is a secure messaging service that offers encrypted text, audio messages and voice and it has just become open-source. 

Wire’s source code has been posted on GitHub and it includes various bits and pieces from its native Android, iOS, Mac OS X, and Windows apps – plus its web app, which is compatible with Linux.

wire web app

Wire is well known for its promises with regards to robust data privacy and the messaging service is inviting security testers, developers, and wannabe-tinkers to review the code and help contribute by building their own Wire clients.

The CTO and co-founder of Wire, Alan Duric, says: “Open sourcing was always part of our initial plan and […] it took some time to reach this stage. We decided to take the open source path because transparency and community engagement is of utmost importance for any product that has security at its core.” 

Open-sourcing the full Wire client code base represents an important milestone [for the company and the challenges it faces]. We can also imagine in the weeks, months and years to come that an open source, secure messenger client could be appealing in an internet of things paradigm, digital health and the automotive industry too.

If you are a developer or an interested hacker you can find everything you need to get started on the Wire GitHub account.

have you used Wire before? Perhaps you should give it a try and let us know about your experience with it.

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Okoi Martins Jr.
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1 Comments
  • Richard Burns
    July 28, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    I have tried to use it, but I failed because the interface is so… let’s call it “unorthodox.” Maybe I’ll give it another shot, but I’m pretty happy with Threema. Last time I checked, there wasn’t a single one of my contacts using Wire.

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