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...The Open Source pages exist to make this case to the commercial world."    - Introduction to Open Source -

* Beem

market download *If you have installation error, you may have to reboot your device to be able to install Beem again.*

The goal of Beem is to provide a full featured and easy to use Jabber (XMPP) client on Android. Beem is free and contains no ads.

* Compatible with any standard XMPP server
* SASL support
* Proxy support : SOCKS4 SOCKS5 HTTP
* Support of DNS SRV
* Support of User Avatar
* Support of OTR
* Support of Certificate validation for XMPP over TLS

Why BEEM needs those crazy permissions ??

Here is a list of the different permissions used by BEEM
android.permission.INTERNET : to access the internet connection
android.permission.VIBRATE : to set vibrate on Beem? notifications
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE : to stock the avatar datas on the SDCARD
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE to read the stocked avatar datas on the SDCARD
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE : to check the connectivity status
com.beem.project.beem.BEEM_SERVICE : Custom permission which will be used to allow other applications to use the Beem service
android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS As the 0.1.8 release, this is needed to be able to log you in Google Talk by using you device Google accounts
android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS As the 0.1.8 release, this is needed to be able to log you in Google Talk by using you device Google accounts

All our code is open source and licensed under the GNU General Public License 3 and any later version. This means you can get Beem's code and modify it to suit your needs, as long as you publish the changes you make for everyone to benefit from as well.

Beem is built and maintained by community volunteers. If you enjoy using it and would like to give back to the community, visit the website.Software development experience is not required.

Visit the website for more informations and to give us more feedback :

Recent changes:
Release of Beem 0.1.8

Fix a lot of bugs :
Notification settings inconsistencies
on small screen devices, onscreen keyboard covers input field
unable to create JID in-band
Can not add buddy
Cannot authenticate to
cann't create new account in STRICTMODE
and more

Add features :
Colored Beem-Icon according to status
Option to list full JID in roster
Rework the CreateAccount activity
Add support for SCRAM-SHA-1 SASL Mechanism
Log in with your Google account

Content rating: Everyone

Author: The Beem Project
Version: 0.1.8
Market link: com.beem.project.beem
Web site:

Source code:
Code license:
Market downloads: 10,000-50,000
Market rating: 3.7 / 5.0
Category: Top:/Applications/Communication

Added: 2010-10-29
Updated: 2013-03-15
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