This article will help you to set up Wazapp and get connected to your contacts & friends.
How does Wazapp work?
The original WhatsApp is a cross-platform instant messaging application available for several smartphone platforms. Contacts which use the same messenger can be imported by using the "Sync Contacts" button. Afterwards it is possible to send and receive messages similar to SMS, using your mobile data plan (what is a lot cheaper).
Wazapp keeps running minimized in the background when you close the application. Therefore you won't miss new messages which are shown with a notification. To completely stop Wazapp (including background activities) you can click "Quit" within the application.
How to install Wazapp?
2. Start Wazapp and enter registration information, country code (e.g +41) and your phone number without a 0 (e.g
3. Wait to receive registration number via SMS. You may have to enter it manually or use one of the offered methods. If you get an error like "fail-too-recent::39" it means that you have to wait 39 minutes until you can try to register again. Be patient, if it doesn't work you should try again later.
4. Choose an user name and you are ready to "Wazapp"! Don't forget to sync your contact list.
What are the limits of this version?
Group chats are only supported partially. If you are already in an active conversation group, you can receive and send messages. But it is not yet possible to create or join a group conversation.
Media files can't be sent or received. In case a contact sends you a media file (picture, video) you won't receive any message or notification with Wazapp.
Smileys (Emojis) cannot be received. The current version of Wazapp will show them as little rectangles.
If you find any bugs or want to follow the discussion about Wazapp, please have a look at talk.maemo.org.
How to update my Wazapp version?
Shortly after the initial release of Wazapp a new version got published on the website. There won't be any update notification at this moment. You need to push the "Quit" button within the application (IMPORTANT) and next can re-install/download the new version from wazapp.im. To find out what version you have installed, click "About" and your version number is shown (e.g Version 0.1.8)
Use the "Quit" button is important because otherwise background services won't and the update can't be installed properly.
With the update you should not loose any of your existing conversations.
Now enjoy trying out the beta version of this long-awaited application.
We will keep you updated about any news related to Tarek Galal's amazing project. Don't forget to donate this complex development if you use and like the application.
Good to know
Wazapp is in no way related to WhatsApp Inc. Is it legal to use this community made application? In our opinion yes and no, it is a legal gray-area. Yes because in any case you need to acquire/purchase the original application to activate your account. No because the community applications uses services of WhatsApp which are closed source. In the worst case it could be possible that WhatsApp tries to block users who don't use original software - so use the presented application at your own risk.