Don't rely on gcm for push notifications on Android
Users with no gapps cannot receive real time notifications when a new mail arrives, since google play services and gcm (google cloud messaging) are missing. I suppose the goal using Tutanota is privacy, so being forced to install gapps (and therefore google play services) to receive real time notifications, kind of defeats that purpose.
We like the idea of not using Google push. We will implement this feature but need a few more months as other features have a higher priority.
This is a showstopper for me. Seems like every "secure mail provider" is still owned by Google and thus dependant of the GCM. Protonmail has the exact same story... Not letting anyone know WHEN this will be implemented.
This implies that I assume that someday this will be implemented. I know that is presumptious from me, but how are you gonna take yourself seriously as a secure mail provider and still not take this feature seriously by just letting us know something. For all we know this is an impossible thing, don't believe that, but still, let us know something here. 1007 votes already is something...
Don't rely on Google for anything!
Hello. I support that idea about not having to install google apps. If we want privacy we will have to wait a better mobile operative system (at a normal price, Copperhead is not an option for my pocket), but for now android with something like F-droid is a very interesting option. So, please, consider not having to rely on google apps. Thank you¡
"but need a few more months" its been more then a year );
Elad Nava commented
An alternative to GCM which does not rely on Google Play Services is Pushy.
Pushy (https://pushy.me/) offers a highly-reliable push notification gateway for Android apps that works independently from GCM, using its own background MQTT connection.
Full disclosure: I founded Pushy.
I just got a premium account and I am praying you will use some of those funds to build this feature :-) please... pretty please....
The Signal app also removed Google push notifications. "As of March 2015,... the client relies on GCM only for a wakeup event."
Hope that this will be implemented soon, I agree with an earlier comment about needing Google Apps to use a privacy enhancing tool like Tutanota. Surprised this has been open for almost a year to be honest.
Ok I talked too fast, after a reboot with GCM through MicroG, push notifications are actually working with Tutanota. It is the only app that needs this though, which is a little sad.
I also use MicroG to have an opensource alternative, and it works great with every app I use except Tutanota. I can't get push notifications even when activating GCM from MicroG.
With this, and future Tutanota calendar, It'll be perfect! Good work Tutanota team!
Any news on this?
Since I have installed AOSP MM without GApps, and receive no any notifications from Tutanota...
PS: I have completely switched over from gmail to tutanota, and except couple of apps among which Tutanota which are still not working fine, everything is well and better without GApps.
I would like to know when this might happen too. I paid for an account on the understanding push notifications would work with the android app but it is only now, after finding that they don't, that I have discovered this thread ... Perhaps the FAQ should mention that gapps are necessary for the current setup to work?
Is there a timeline for this?
This is a huge one imo
Colin Arnott commented
There may be another option: http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/future-push-services-ownpush-t3306763
Sid Amos commented
Please keep GCM at least as an option. Works fine for me.
But receiving push emails at all should be possible to switch on and off.
Another request wondering when this will be implemented. I intend to switch to Tutanota once notifications work without gcm.
Hi. Do you have a view on when this will be implemented? I switched to Tutanota so to remove google from my life, and now it seems I need google gapps to get this working...
Any update on this? I would really like to have this feature. Thanks
Justin Michaud commented
I second this. As someone already mentioned, Textsecure was running into the same issue. Is there any way the two projects could collaborate and share some code?