BEEM » History » Version 68

Version 67 (Frédéric Barthéléry, 01/04/2013 08:56 PM) → Version 68/71 (Frédéric Barthéléry, 01/04/2013 09:03 PM)

h1. BEEM


The goal of *Beem* is to provide a full featured and easy to use a Jabber/XMPP client on Android.

*Beem* is under constant development. Releases are usually frequent and driven by user contributions, such as bug reports and patches.

*Beem* is free and contains no ads. 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.


h2. Features

* Compatible with any standard XMPP server (Prosody, ejabberd, Openfire, Tigase, Google Talk, ...)
* SASL support
* Proxy (Socks4 Socks5 HTTP)
* Support of DNS SRV

In development:
* MUC: see issue #216
* Jingle:
* Multi account:

h2. Screenshots

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h2. Download

h3. Android package

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Beem is available on the "Google Play Store": . You can also install it by flashing the QR code above.
We also provide you the Android package file (apk) for the latest version of BEEM at the "files section":
You can also download a live version of BEEM. This Android package is regenerated with the last source code every night: "download":

h3. Source

If you want to use the last unstable development version, then you should checkout the mercurial repository.
The mercurial repository is available at this address: and viewable "here": and "here": You can see development repositories "here":

*Under GNU/Linux*

In order to download BEEM sources, here is what you have to do: You first have to install mercurial (apt-get install mercurial under Debian).
Then in a console, enter the following commands:
hg clone beem

To install the developement version please see the file INSTALL for details: source:INSTALL.

Once you have the repository, you can update it periodicaly so it matches the latest version from the main repository with the following command:
hg pull -u
&& hg update

*Lib Xmpp*

aSmack - buildsystem for Smack on Android:

h2. Support & getting help

We have a little [[FAQ]].
For getting help or discussing about BEEM, you can join #beem on the freenode IRC network or on XMPP MUC room:
We have a public mailing list, feel free to subscribe "here": and send mail to
*Important Note*: this is a mailing list, *you may not receive an answer* if you have not registered.

You can also contact *privately* the *BEEM Team* at
We are currently *not interested by any advertising services.* Such requests will just be ignored.

Before submitting a bug report, a patch or a feature request here, please read the [[submissions|submission guidelines]].

h2. Contributing and helping out

Beem is built and maintained by community volunteers. If you enjoy using it and would like to give back to the community, the [[contribute]] page has several ideas. Software development experience is not required.