Skip navigation links

 

 

Welcome to the COI Partner Program

Join the trusted community, where Hosters, Providers & Developers come together to create a new age in messaging.

 

 

    Welcome to the COI Partner Program.

    COI is a free & open chat-messaging standard built on top of the IMAP and SMTP protocols. The COI world is made up of the COI standard together with compatible client apps and email servers. COI works with all email servers, but current IMAP servers can be enhanced with extra COI capabilities. These extra capabilities make the development of both services and applications much easier and more powerful.

    Who is the COI Partner Program for?

    The COI Partner Program was created with two groups in mind: 

    Technology providers that want to partner with us can contact us directly at coi-partner(at)open-xchange.com.


    Developers

    For developers who want to build a quick universal app without the usual headaches, COI is for you.

    Key benefits for developers:

    • No need for managing IDs  - COI uses email addresses
    • No need to manage your own communication server infrastructure  - COI uses existing email servers
    • Access to a working reference app to get you up and running

    Key requirements:

    • You know how to build an app
    • You have a cool design idea
    • You know how to construct an email message and send it:
      • Usually utilizing an SMTP add-on for your development environment
    • You know how to receive and interpret emails
      • Usually utilizing an IMAP add-on for your development environment

    After that your imagination is your only limit.

    We will help you get started by:

    • Giving you access to a COI enabled IMAP server
    • Give you access to the COI chat forum
    • Offer you the ability to join regular calls with the COI product team
    • Invite you to join our COI meet-ups.

    What is in it for you? 

    • You will help contribute to the future of instant messaging
    • We will help you build your COI based applications, if you like
    • All production ready and approved apps will be promoted on the COI website.

    Interested?

    Then please contact us at coi-partner(at)open-xchange.com. It would be useful if you could provide us with some background about you and why you are interested in the COI Partner Program.

    You can also check out the standard and reference app on GitHub or subscribe to our mailinglist at dev-join(at)coi-dev.org.


    Hosters & Providers

    For Hosters & Providers we can help you get a COI service up and running quickly and easily, and help you promote this service to your customers.

    Key benefits for Hosters & Providers:

    • Offer your customers a completely new and secure chat app
    • The app uses your current email address and can be used to activate dormant accounts
    • Open-Xchange support to get you up and running
    • We will even help you market this service.

    Key requirements:

    • The capacity to run a new Dovecot Server
    • The knowhow to run and maintain a Dovecot server
    • Willingness to provide feedback.

    Additional benefits of the COI Partner Program:

    • Service setup
    • Provide help with marketing the OX COI Messenger app to your customers
    • Access to the COI chat forum
    • Regular calls with the COI product team
    • Invitation to join our COI meet-ups.

    What is in it for you? 

    • You will help contribute to the future of instant messaging
    • The COI Partner Program will help you differentiating your services
    • You will be able to offer your client base an early view of the OX COI Messenger app
      • This will help you gauge the demand for such an app and its potential in the future
      • It will also help you determine the impact on old email account reactivation
    • Access to our marketing teams to help you promote your service.

    Interested?
    Then please contact us at coi-partner(at)open-xchange.com. It would be useful if you could provide us with some background about you and why you are interested in the COI Partner Program.


    How to join

    If you have an OX Account Manager or representative you can ask them to put you forward for this program.

    Alternatively, and for anyone else, please contact us by sending an email directly to coi-partner(at)open-xchange.com. Please provide some background about you and in what capacity you would like to join the COI Partner Program.


    COI Partner Program FAQ

    The next COI meetups are planned for

    • January 29 & 30 2020 in Cologne
    • May 2020 - place and date to be finalized

    You will be invited to the calls which take place each first Monday from 3 to 4 PM CEST each month.

    You can choose between the following options:

    • Once you joined the program, you will be able to post your questions via mail (or chat!) to your COI program manager.
    • You can post your question on GitHub:
    • You can join the COI developer list

    Here are the offererings provided by Open-Xchange:

    Currently both COI compatible apps provided by Open-Xchange under available in beta. In this beta phase we collect feedback from customers and users. Only once we have processed this currenly ongoing feedback, we will know when we can release the public stable versions.

    Loading