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Jitsi Meet now available on F-Droid

Published on: November 26, 2019 by saghulCategories: Jitsi Community | Jitsi Meet

Hey there Fellow (Android) Jitsters! We have a good one for you today. Well, technically it went up on Friday, but in case you missed it, here we go: Jitsi Meet is now available on F-Droid!

F-Droid is a Google Play Store alternative focused on FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications.

Many people have Android devices which cannot access the Play Store or choose not to for various reasons. This one is for you. Without further ado, here you go: Jitsi Meet on F-Droid.

Now, for those following along, or intersted in the details, this issue was brought up over 2 years ago. Back then we had barely released the app on the Play Store and there were many missing features. In addition, our build infrastructure was… not there yet. So we focused on making the app better until we felt like we could tackle this.

Fast forward 2 years, we introduced a way to build Jitsi Meet without any proprietary dependencies (Google Play Services), which a requirement for inclusion in F-Droid.

Then we were ready. Some back and forth with some F-Droid developers later, the merge request was ready!

We are incredibly thankful to the F-Droid contributors who have helped us get here, and we are committed to maintaining the package forward. ❤️

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