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Weekly Oxen Labs Update #206

04 July 2022Kee Jefferys

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This week the Session team continued their focus on emoji reacts which we will be aiming to wrap up over the next few weeks. The Session team is also ironing out the final bugs in the Session database refactor and working on theming on Android (theming will be started soon on other platforms). The core team has been collaborating with the Ledger team on getting the Oxen Ledger wallet published in the experimental Ledger app store, and beginning to accelerate Wallet3 work. The core team also worked on the Session open group server, adding custom endpoints for managing emoji reacts. The Lokinet team continued working on Lokinet integration into Session on iOS, and pumping out an upcoming Lokinet client upgrade.

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Session Android

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Session Pysogs (Session open group server) 



Hello again everyone. This week has been all about PETS. No, not fluffy puppies — although we did have a puppy day in the office a few weeks ago. This time I’m talking about the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium (sounds fancy, right?). PETS is an awesome event which brings privacy advocates and experts from all around the world together for an entire week, and this year it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump away from our Melbourne office! Alex and Kee will both be heading up to Sydney next week to soak up some sun and chat about some serious privacy tech. There will be heaps of content coming out of Sydney next week, so keep an eye out on our socials and website for updates. And if you’re going to be there, make sure you say hi! 

We have continued our work on the new content strategy, and in spite of a nasty illness Wes managed to pump out this article about using Session to keep a lil’ privacy in your relationships. Things are going well so far, and it’s getting Session noticed for a brand new use case. Session popped up in this third-party article about the best messaging apps for couples recently as well. 

Alex and Tom continued their part of the video side of things, with this video about anonymity and dating. Love must have been in the air, because this video came out of the gates really strong when it was first published. 

It’s great to see that people have an appetite for this content, and it’s really helping the channel grow. We just passed 2,500 subs on YouTube, and it is proving to be a great point of difference for us compared to other similar projects. They also tested out a new video format in this video about decentralisation — the tablet will be a really great way to communicate more complex ideas in the future, and it’ll be good to see them keep fleshing out this format. 

Chris P has continued working on improving the support funnel. For now he wants to push regular users towards the help desk to either have their questions answered immediately or submit a ticket as opposed to sending an email directly every time. This should improve response times and the amount of tickets that Chris can sift through in a day — better for everyone. 

And a quick update on ads, Wes pulled in 650,000 impressions over the course of the week. 

That’s it for this week everyone — see you next time. 

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