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(Q) How can I make a secure messaging app?

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By Papa Emeritus, Member on 25th February 2014, 07:40 AM
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Hey guys, I'm way to new to developing and the only experience I have is making a GUI with no actions. I am wanting to make a secure messaging app that not only encrypts, but also sends the data in bits and each bit have a different encryption. So when its traveling through the space of internet, its broken up and also encrypted and when it goes to the receiving device it compiles and decrypts the message. Can any one help me out with this?

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25th February 2014, 01:06 PM |#2  
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You should start developing general Android Apps before you start such a huge project.
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OK thanks. Am I being unrealistic with this? Can this all be possible I guess is what I'm wondering now?

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OK thanks. Am I being unrealistic with this? Can this all be possible I guess is what I'm wondering now?

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My app smart messenger will have full AES CBC encryption controlled by the user (when it's not in beta and full release) and it's not that easy. Encryption and security is one of those things that needs lots of design and understanding cause falling in any way short either puts you or your users at risk, rendering it pretty much pointless

But you should start very small to be able to understand apps etc, encryption is a huge topic and you can spend months and years on it if you so wish (noting that android apps are not all that secure in the 1st place)
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My app smart messenger will have full AES CBC encryption controlled by the user (when it's not in beta and full release) and it's not that easy. Encryption and security is one of those things that needs lots of design and understanding cause falling in any way short either puts you or your users at risk, rendering it pretty much pointless

But you should start very small to be able to understand apps etc, encryption is a huge topic and you can spend months and years on it if you so wish (noting that android apps are not all that secure in the 1st place)

This a app you are developing?
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This a app you are developing?

Yes, quite close to coming out of beta. Just finishing MMS integration
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