VoIP.ms SMS appVoIP.ms SMS is Phone & SMS tool that is open source under the Apache-2.0 license. Overview
VoIP.ms SMS is an Android messaging app for VoIP.ms that seeks to replicate the aesthetic of Google's official SMS app.
- Material design
- Push notifications (if using the Google Play version of the app)
- Synchronization with device contacts
- Message search
- Comprehensive support for synchronization with VoIP.ms
- Completely free
A number of people use VoIP.ms as a cheaper alternative to subscribing to a voice plan for their mobile devices.
Unfortunately, this can make sending text messages rather difficult, as the VoIP.ms SMS Message Center is clearly built as a diagnostic tool for use in desktop browsers, not as an easy way to send and receive messages on a mobile device.
VoIP.ms does provide a mobile version of this interface with an improved UI, but it still lacks important features that are only possible with a dedicated app.
The standard version of the app uses closed-source Firebase libraries to support push notifications and facilitate crash reporting and analytics, among other purposes. A version of the application that is completely open source is available from F-Droid.
Both versions are available from the Releases section of the GitHub repository.
The app's documentation is available in the HELP.md file.
VoIP.ms SMS is licensed under the Apache License 2.0.