On the Christian friendliness
To foster the Christian friendly quality, Dialog aims to isolate all visibly compromised features common on pagan developed instant messaging services - such as the foregoing:
The messaging service clients do not support custom profile picture usage. Instead a simple dp placeholder is used. This meaning zero possible offense from the use of somewhat obscene profile pictures by the user's contacts. Image sharing intended though not supported as of now.
All user clients are to offer no support for Emojis. While not all, many emojis icons/fonts were found to be vain, arrogant and somewhat obscene. Currently, users with keyboard applications that supports Emoji can still post emoji icon but we are looking to invalidate this as well.
Presence & Activity
Dialog's messaging service clients do not intend to practice user presence or activity status tracking - such as "Online", "Last seen..." or "Typing...". Which while can be of value, tend to create a sense of obligation to the conversation as well as impairing privacy. Dues to an oversight, a Typing... indicator appears on our current Android client version which should be hopefully be corrected soon
Dialog is cloud-based messaging service based on the Firebase platform (acquired by Google Inc in 2014) for server-side. The messaging service is developed and maintained by an evangelical ministry with a biblical Christian friendly quality in mind. Only an Android client is available at the moment but we are looking to offer an ISO as well as web client versions should grace abound over the whole. The service is looking to maximize Christian friendliness through inclusion as well as excluding of features common on traditional pagan developed cloud-based instant messengers.
Of cause any of the established non-Christian instant messaging services could easily incorporate all Christian friendly feature concerns provided they could give a hearing ear each time one arises. But virtually all are RIO (as well as carnal appetites) driven and will not easily heed any raised concern that is more spiritual than otherwise. Further reading on the SermonIndex thread here). And yes saints can help with further development of this service that I feel should be dubbed as a communication essential outside text messaging/SMS.