Project MAXS

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What is MAXS?

MAXS (Modular Android XMPP Suite), a set of open-source GPLv3 licensed Android applications, allows you to control your Android device and receive notifications over XMPP. For example, you can compose and send a SMS message on your desktop/laptop by sending a command message from every standard compliant XMPP client to MAXS running on your smartphone.

MAXS is dedicated to users privacy and choice, that is why it's designed modular. This means that the functionality is split across components, which are standard Android applications. These components can be categorized in three types: Modules, Transports and the main component. Modules provide the notifications and commands, which are exchanged between MAXS and the user over so called transports. MAXS modules and transports are glued together with the so called MAXS main application.

Quickstart and Documentation

For the impatient Quickstart Guide.

It is also a good idea to have a look at the Introduction.

There is more documentation available at


Direct download (not recommened)

MAXS .apk's, signed with the same key as the Play Store releases, can be directly downloaded from Use this method of obtaining MAXS only if you really have to.


MAXS Nightlies, signed with the release key, can be found at

If you want to update MAXS to the latest nightlies you can use the script.

curl |bash

Beta Testing

Support / Help / Reporting Issues

See contact on how to contact us and ask for help.

If you want to report an issue, have a look at Report an Issue




Feel free to join #maxs @ freenode. Questions and suggestions are welcome, but remeber that this is IRC and it may take a while (~hours, days) to get an answer.


If you don't want to idle around in IRC, please don't hesitate to use to ask for support or discuss development of MAXS. It's also the right place where bug reports or feature requests should get posted.

Microblog / News Feeds

MAXS has a GNU Social microblog account that can be found at This microblog also allows you to subscripte to feeds in various formats to keep you informed about the latest news:



Short URLs

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