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Amethyst

Nostr Client for Android

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GitHub downloads PlayStore downloads

Last Version JitPack version CI License: Apache-2.0

Download and Install

Get it on Obtaininum Get it on GitHub Get it on F-Droid Get it on Google Play

Supported Features

  • Events / Relay Subscriptions (NIP-01)
  • Follow List (NIP-02)
  • OpenTimestamps Attestations (NIP-03)
  • Private Messages (NIP-04)
  • DNS Address (NIP-05)
  • Mnemonic seed phrase (NIP-06)
  • WebBrowser Signer (NIP-07, Not applicable)
  • Old-style mentions (NIP-08)
  • Event Deletion (NIP-09)
  • Replies, mentions, Threads, and Notifications (NIP-10)
  • Relay Information Document (NIP-11)
  • Generic Tag Queries (NIP-12)
  • Proof of Work Display (NIP-13)
  • Proof of Work Calculations (NIP-13)
  • Events with a Subject (NIP-14)
  • Marketplace (NIP-15)
  • Event Treatment (NIP-16)
  • Image/Video/Url/LnInvoice Previews
  • Reposts, Quotes, Generic Reposts (NIP-18)
  • Bech Encoding support (NIP-19)
  • Command Results (NIP-20)
  • URI Support (NIP-21)
  • Long-form Content (NIP-23)
  • User Profile Fields / Relay list (NIP-24)
  • Reactions (NIP-25)
  • Delegated Event Signing (NIP-26, Will not implement)
  • Text Note References (NIP-27)
  • Public Chats (NIP-28)
  • Custom Emoji (NIP-30)
  • Event kind summaries (NIP-31)
  • Labeling (NIP-32)
  • Parameterized Replaceable Events (NIP-33)
  • Sensitive Content (NIP-36)
  • User Status Event (NIP-38)
  • External Identities (NIP-39)
  • Expiration Support (NIP-40)
  • Relay Authentication (NIP-42)
  • Event Counts (NIP-45, Will not implement)
  • Nostr Connect (NIP-46)
  • Wallet Connect API (NIP-47)
  • Proxy Tags (NIP-48, Not applicable)
  • Private key encryption for import/export (NIP-49)
  • Online Relay Search (NIP-50)
  • Lists (NIP-51)
  • Calendar Events (NIP-52)
  • Live Activities & Live Chats (NIP-53)
  • Inline Metadata (NIP-55 - Draft)
  • Reporting (NIP-56)
  • Lightning Tips
  • Zaps (NIP-57)
  • Private Zaps
  • Zap Splits (NIP-57)
  • Gift Wraps & Seals (NIP-59)
  • Zapraiser (NIP-TBD)
  • Badges (NIP-58)
  • Relay List Metadata (NIP-65)
  • Polls (NIP-69)
  • Moderated Communities (NIP-72)
  • Zap Goals (NIP-75)
  • Arbitrary Custom App Data (NIP-78)
  • Highlights (NIP-84)
  • Recommended Application Handlers (NIP-89)
  • Data Vending Machine (NIP-90)
  • Inline Metadata (NIP-92)
  • Verifiable file URLs (NIP-94)
  • Binary Blobs (NIP-95)
  • HTTP File Storage Integration (NIP-96 Draft)
  • HTTP Auth (NIP-98)
  • Classifieds (NIP-99)
  • Private Messages and Small Groups (NIP-24/Draft)
  • Versioned Encrypted Payloads (NIP-44/Draft)
  • Audio Tracks (zapstr.live) (Kind:31337)
  • Push Notifications (Google and Unified Push)
  • In-Device Automatic Translations
  • Hashtag Following and Custom Hashtags
  • Login with QR
  • Bounty support (nostrbounties.com)
  • De-googled F-Droid flavor
  • Multiple Accounts
  • Markdown Support
  • Image/Video Capture in the app
  • Local Database
  • Workspaces
  • Infinity Scroll

Privacy and Information Permanence

Relays know your IP address, your name, your location (guessed from IP), your pub key, all your contacts, and other relays, and can read every action you do (post, like, boost, quote, report, etc) except for Private Zaps and Private DMs. While the content of direct messages (DMs) is only visible to you and your DM counterparty, everyone can see when you and your counterparty DM each other.

If you want to improve your privacy, consider utilizing a service that masks your IP address (e.g. a VPN or Tor) from trackers online.

The relay also learns which public keys you are requesting, meaning your public key will be tied to your IP address.

Information shared on Nostr can be re-broadcasted to other servers and should be assumed permanent for privacy purposes. There is no way to guarantee the deletion of any content once posted.

Development Overview

This repository is split between Amethyst and Quartz:

  • Amethyst is a native Android app made with Kotlin and Jetpack Compose.
  • Quartz is our own Nostr-commons library to host classes that are of interest to other Nostr Clients.

The app architecture consists of the UI, which uses the usual State/ViewModel/Composition, the service layer that connects with Nostr relays, and the model/repository layer, which keeps all Nostr objects in memory, in a full OO graph.

The repository layer stores Nostr Events as Notes and Users separately. Those classes use LiveData and Flow objects to allow the UI and other parts of the app to subscribe to each Note/User and receive updates when they happen. They are also responsible for updating viewModels when needed. As the user scrolls through Events, the Datasource classes are updated to receive more information about those particular Events.

Most of the UI is reactive to changes in the repository classes. The service layer assembles Nostr filters for each need of the app, receives the data from the Relay, and sends it to the repository. Connection with relays is never closed during the use of the app. The UI receives a notification that objects have been updated. Instances of User and Notes are mutable directly. There will never be two Notes with the same ID or two User instances with the same pubkey.

Lastly, the user's account information (private key/pub key) is stored in the Android KeyStore for security.

Setup

Make sure to have the following pre-requisites installed:

  1. Java 17+
  2. Android Studio
  3. Android 8.0+ Phone or Emulation setup

Fork and clone this repository and import it into Android Studio

git clone https://github.com/vitorpamplona/amethyst.git

Use an Android Studio build action to install and run the app on your device or a simulator.

Building

Build the app:

./gradlew assembleDebug

Testing

./gradlew test
./gradlew connectedAndroidTest

Linting

./gradlew spotlessCheck
./gradlew spotlessApply

Installing on device

For the F-Droid build:

./gradlew installFdroidDebug

For the Play build:

./gradlew installPlayDebug

Deploying

  1. Generate a new signing key
keytool -genkey -v -keystore <my-release-key.keystore> -alias <alias_name> -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -validity 10000
openssl base64 < <my-release-key.keystore> | tr -d '\n' | tee some_signing_key.jks.base64.txt
  1. Create four Secret Key variables on your GitHub repository and fill in the signing key information
    • KEY_ALIAS <- <alias_name>
    • KEY_PASSWORD <- <your password>
    • KEY_STORE_PASSWORD <- <your key store password>
    • SIGNING_KEY <- the data from <my-release-key.keystore>
  2. Change the versionCode and versionName on app/build.gradle
  3. Commit and push.
  4. Tag the commit with v{x.x.x}
  5. Let the Create Release GitHub Action build a new aab file.
  6. Add your CHANGE LOG to the description of the new release
  7. Download the aab file and upload it to the PlayStore.

Using the Quartz library

Setup JitPack.io to your build file

Add maven { url 'https://jitpack.io' } to settings.gradle at the end of repositories:

dependencyResolutionManagement {
  repositoriesMode.set(RepositoriesMode.FAIL_ON_PROJECT_REPOS)
  repositories {
    mavenCentral()
    maven { url 'https://jitpack.io' }
  }
}

Add the dependency

implementation('com.github.vitorpamplona.amethyst:quartz:v0.84.3')

Contributing

Issues and pull requests here are very welcome. Translations can be provided via Crowdin

You can also send patches through Nostr using GitStr to this nostr address

By contributing to this repository, you agree to license your work under the MIT license. Any work contributed where you are not the original author must contain its license header with the original author(s) and source.

Screenshots

FollowFeeds ChatsGroup LiveStreams Notifications
Home Feed Messages Live Streams Notifications

Contributors

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2023 Vitor Pamplona

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