New instant Mes­sag­ing Plat­form

SHORELESS Team and Sig­nal replace Skype, QQ and WeChat
Published on: 17.04.2017

For a long time, Skype, QQ and WeChat have been con­ve­nient tools to exchange instant mes­sages with clients and between our dis­trib­uted devel­op­ment teams. Things just got a lit­tle messy, when we had to deal with dif­fer­ent pro­jects and clients at the same time. But not only long and mixed up mes­sage his­to­ries in dif­fer­ent mes­sag­ing plat­forms, but also grow­ing secu­rity con­cerns led SHORELESS to look for alter­na­tive ways of instant mes­sag­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion.

While Slack is a viable option in many ways, our change man­age­ment board did not embrace the idea of exchang­ing the depen­dence on exter­nal 3rd party ser­vices with another exter­nal 3rd party ser­vice.

That's why SHORELESS decided to go for a self-hosted col­lab­o­ra­tion plat­form based on the open-source Mat­ter­most mes­sag­ing sys­tem. SHORELESS Team was born in Jan­u­ary 2017. After an inter­nal three-months pilot phase com­bined with Sig­nal for secure point-to-point voice calls, we now encour­age all our clients to join our con­ver­sa­tions at SHORELESS Team.

Ded­i­cated pro­ject-related chan­nels, a search­able chat his­tory, as well as desk­top and mobile apps for the most impor­tant oper­at­ing sys­tems are only some of the ben­e­fits of our new mes­sag­ing strat­egy.