Developers, it’s time to #flipoffsocialmedia

Where we are today

  1. The polarization of our world — Social media algorithms are designed to feed people extreme posts. They understand the ways people lean and push them further by selectively showing them incendiary posts that make them feel like “it’s us against them,” whoever “them” is, liberals, conservatives, even your own family members. Social media has even toppled governments around the world and brought about civil unrest and chaos.
  2. Accountability/Trust — In addition to the algorithms, there are millions of bots created by Russia and China (as referenced in the podcast) that are working to destroy our nation from the inside out. Facebook shuts down 2 billion (yes, 2 billion) fake accounts per quarter. There needs to be a trust model on social media and a way to make people accountable for what they post.
  3. Online relationships debasing personal relationships — We are all looking at our phones instead of engaging in conversation with those around us. Technology should enhance our offline relationships and democracy not replace them or damage them.

What you can do as a developer or entrepreneur

How we can help

  1. Faster — You don’t have to build out a backend database and infrastructure when you develop an app on the platform, all that drudgery is done for you. You also don’t have to figure out how to secure all that data, it’s also done for you. Everything on the platform is end-to-end encrypted, and only the data owner has the keys.
  2. No cost — You don’t need to find a service to host the application servers or the database — that is all handled for you, at no cost to you.
  3. More fun — With the atPlatform, you always know who you are talking to, so you can provide different information (personas) for different groups of people. This makes the platform way more fun and engaging for social media apps.
  4. Support throughout your journey — If you have an idea and a passion to build an app that falls within this realm, but need support to bring it to life, we are here to help. We can help you get started, make the right connections, and help you along your journey.

Flipping the internet

Each app has your data and you must log into to each app to maintain your data
Apps log into you and all your data is in one place
  • Apps don’t own data — people own data
  • Apps are peer-to-peer
  • No more duplicate data, out-of-date data, surveillance usernames, or passwords
  • Data is updated in one place, so that apps with access have the latest information
  • Automatic privacy compliance
  • Savings on infrastructure cost
  • Peer-to-peer capabilities
  • Personas
  • Faster development

We started with Flutter

We want to help

But how do you make money?

Now for some inspiration

  • @buzz — Peer-to-peer sharing. You can share contact information, pictures, or even confidential information such as wifi password or gate keys with just the people that you want. Remove access at any point in time and the information disappears from their phone! Find it in the App Store or Play Store.
  • atmopsherePro — Peer-to-peer, fully encrypted file transfer. Only you and the recipient have the keys to the file. Find it in the App Store or Play Store.
  • atWavi — Your public profile or weblet that you actually own. It’s your profile, your way, you can even add videos and other animated or embedded content. Find it in the App Store or Play Store.
  • atSpaceChat — Chat safely and make new friends. Send signal messages into space or search for signals from other people to start a new chat. Easily interrupt your signal and withdraw all messages and data. Built on the atPlatform, atSpaceChat puts your privacy first. If you are interested in being a beta tester, send an email to: support@atsign.com.
  • @flock — Birds of a feather flock together. Privately share household information and tasks among those sharing a home, apartment, dorm, or community. If you are interested in being a beta tester, send an email to: support@atsign.com.
  • @social — An ethical social media app that is solving all the problems created by feeds, likes, and followers. People, not machines, are in control of this next-generation social media app. If you are interested in being a beta tester, send an email to: support@atsign.com.

How to get started

As a developer

As an entrepreneur

Footnote

#flipoffsocialmedia

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