Should definitely be submitted to Signal and Protonmail developers. I’m using a degoogled phone here (not really by choice, never managed to install Gapps) and signal notifications are very random. (unlike Whatsapp, which are always working perfectly)
Signal notifications are more or less accurate for me without Gapps.
After a reboot I just have to open the app to get that persistent notification going and after that the notifications are usually pretty accurately timed, but yeah, 100% of the time.
Also, by chance, are you using the apk from their website? That one downloads and updates itself without the need for Google Play. I don’t recall whether the apk from the Play store has the same functionality enabled in it or not.
Edit: https://signal.org/android/apk/ <– link to apk with self-contained update from their website. seeing as it took me a while to find it again.
Using it through Aurora store (which is a front-end to Play store). Waiting for it to reach f-droid ;-)
That will either be an indefinite wait, or you can look at something like https://molly.im/download/fdroid/
I wish F-Droid would publicise third-party repos more. The main reason that Signal and Firefox don’t want to distribute via F-Droid is that they want to control the rollout of security updates and don’t want to depend on F-Droid doing it for them. If they’re building APKs, it’s pretty trivial for them to push to their own repo and then people can install via F-Droid without needing any intermediaries. Actually, the thing that would make me really happy would be if the GitHub package support allowed creating F-Droid repos as well as NuGet and the handful of other things that they support now…
Please told people about that. Signal, protonmail, Firefox, Tresorit are all apps that I want on my phone but I must access through Aurora store (a Google Play front-end)
FYI, I don’t know why but on my last edit I removed “not” from “not 100% of the time”.
Apologies for being so direct but what exactly is someone’s model of change in the world, in systems with incentives, to spend so many words on a „pretty please“ that is doomed to be ignored?
This message is aimed at android developers who care about privacy and not being dependent on Google services, which is a pretty wide range of people. They are not inherently incentived against using an alternative to google services, and indeed might genuinely be unaware of the existence of UnifiedPush (like I was until now) until they read a blog post advocating it.