Ok, finally I have found a (half) solution to the whatsapp web problem. The problem being the “web” part of it… I don’t like having the browser open just to text chat. So for some time I have been looking for a text user interface solution to this.
In other words, a less RAM intensive little piece of software. The important key part for this solution is matterbridge. It is a piece of software that connects two chat enviroments that you have.
Effectively the only ones that I use are: email and whatsapp. Since this is not a viable bridging, I created a local IRC server to ensure that my chat does not go to a third party server.
Ok, now I can tell you all the softwares I used:
Here is an example of the matterbridge configuration for this kind of setup.
Here is the configuration of the ergo. It was the default when I cloned it
Now, start all with a script like this one.
There you go. A simple solution to an annoying problem. But it is a half solution because matterbridge only supports groups. Well, for now this is what I have. Enjoy =]