Happy July, everyone. Eric here with another round of updates…
First, thank you to those who helped test the app the past few months. Your time and feedback have been valuable in getting things ready for the start of an official release.
I’m excited to share we’re finally ready to onboard our waitlist, starting with our Kickstarter backers and a larger pool of family & friends. We’ll be inviting the first batch of people this week so keep an eye out for an email on next steps.
Some other announcements…
We’ve open sourced the code for our mobile apps. You can stay on top of what’s happening here and even contribute to our development if you feel called.
We’re looking to bring on a paid, part-time Rust developer to support Josh in the development of both our centralized and Holochain API. If this is a role you’d be interested in learning more about, we’d love to hear from you. You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re currently raising another round of funding to accelerate our development. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to learn more about our short-term loan and donation options, and I’ll be happy to send over our deck.
I have to say, the timing for this release has turned out to be pretty remarkable. I’m sure many of you have seen how the past few months have illuminated the importance of digital tools that enable us to express truthfully, coordinate at scale, and take action with an open mind. The rampant censorship, socially divisive design patterns and algorithms, and targeted propaganda have set the stage for a new breed of social media to emerge, and I’m excited to initiate this change through Junto with you.
Here’s to a transformative second half of the year.
Junto is an open source, grassroots, and not for profit initiative dedicated to building the next generation of human-centered tools. Consider donating $5 to our cause here, and reach out to email@example.com if you’re interested in larger donations or short-term loans options.
Join us on Telegram! Our channel is https://t.me/juntofoundation
We want your feedback.
Like what you see? Share it! Think we can be doing things better? Let us know. We’re open to ideas so DM us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop any of the team members a note at their individual emails listed on our website here.