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Updates

Updates on our activities and progress.

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September 2023 update
Published on September 5, 2023 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers, This time I bring you a small Manyverse release, and progress report on how private messaging will work in the new protocol. Manyverse version 0.2309.4 has one small feature added by Andrew Chou: ๐ŸŽ‰ Feature: show compose button...
August 2023 update
Published on August 5, 2023 by Andre Staltz
Dear backers, The new protocol is taking shape and we are getting a clear picture of how it's going to look like. The theoretical part of the protocol is 90% done (I'll share soon what the remaining 10% is) and then it's only a matter of im...
July 2023 update
Published on July 5, 2023 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers, The world of social media and social networking is still very much unstable, with the decline of Twitter, the rise of Bluesky / Nostr / Mastodon, and the uncertainty involving Instagram's Twitterlike project. What we're buildin...
June 2023 update
Published on June 5, 2023 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers, The new protocol for Manyverse โ€“ codename PPPPP โ€” is taking shape quickly, I'm happy to share that we're almost done with the exploratory phase. This time I made progress on the multidevice account system, the server infrastruc...
May 2023 update
Published on May 5, 2023 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers, Let's look at the progress I've made last month on PPPPP (placeholder name for the upcoming new protocol, successor to SSB). There are no Manyverse app updates this time, but we might get back to bug fixes and improvements in t...
April 2023 update
Published on April 5, 2023 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers, I have so much to tell! I'm going to try to keep it nice and readable. Let's start with the typical monthly version release, this time brought to you almost single-handedly by Andrew Chou: ๐ŸŽ‰ Feature: toggle in Settings to chec...
March 2023 update
Published on March 5, 2023 by Andre Staltz
Dear backers, This is the most important newsletter update we are writing so far. Manyverse is at an inflection point, and things have to change. We need to take a break from building UI features and fixing bugs, a...
February 2023 update
Published on February 5, 2023 by Andre Staltz
Dear backers, In the picture above, you'll see my dear coworkers arj and powersource, who have been lately focused on SSB private groups. Coming back from p2p...
January 2023 update
Published on January 5, 2023 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers, Happy New Years! We bring you a new feature and several bug fixes deployed in December. ๐ŸŽ‰ Feature: Feed settings screen & manage hashtagsโœ… (Desktop) Bug fix: fullscreen image view sometimes brokenโœ… (iOS) Bug fix: color of...
December 2022 update
Published on December 5, 2022 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers, I'm happy to announce a feature that ex-Patchwork users have been wanting, and bring news about bug fixes and our private groups project. The last two versions of Manyverse have brought to you these changes: ๐ŸŽ‰ Feature: subscri...
November 2022 update
Published on November 5, 2022 by Andre Staltz
Hi everyone! I bring really good news today. We made a couple of releases, mostly to fix important bugs, crashes, and memory leaks. But yesterday we made release 0.2211.4 which introduces a long-awaited feature, and a UI redesign! Before I...
October 2022 update
Published on October 5, 2022 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers, Last month went into fixing crashes. The biggest one is that database indexes shouldn't get bugged anymore (which was causing incorrect content to show up when you open a thread). This has been happening since March 2021, and i...
September 2022 update
Published on September 5, 2022 by Andre Staltz
Dear backers, Thank you for staying with us and believing in our mission. Every month, we aim to bring big changes in the app. Some months it's big features and small bug fixes, other times it's big bug fixes and small features. August was...
August 2022 update
Published on August 5, 2022 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers! Let me start with this: we cannot do what we do without you. It'll become more obvious as you read this newsletter edition. You're the most reliable source of funding for us, the most flexible in terms of strings attached, help...
July 2022 update
Published on July 5, 2022 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers! Thank you for rooting for us! This month's app release is about big bug fixes and small features. (Last month's release was about big features and small bug fixes.)...
June 2022 update
Published on June 5, 2022 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers, This is the 46th newsletter I'm writing, and soon Manyverse will be a 4 year old project. That's a long time for a project that still isn't "ready". But the work we're doing is actually insanely hard: to make peer-to-peer socia...
May 2022 update
Published on May 5, 2022 by Andre Staltz
Hi backers! Thank you for your donation! There's lots of news to share with you this time. To start, here's a list of app improvements that Thomas and Andrew built for us last month, plus some guest contributions such as database tweaks fro...
April 2022 update
Published on April 5, 2022 by Andre Staltz
Dear backers, Thank you again for another month contributing to Manyverse. We bring a lot of news this time, on various topics! First of all it's fantastic to see how quickly Andrew Chou and Thomas Belin, our new developers, got used to the...
March 2022 update
Published on March 5, 2022 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers, Last month I asked on Twitter for people to donate to Manyverse, and to my surprise, we got +$500 (recurring) to our budget. Thank you! And welcome to the...
February 2022 update
Published on February 5, 2022 by Andre Staltz
Hey backers! Last month we launched Manyverse for Desktop, and the reception has been amazing: Francis: works and looks great, super happy to have this in the world, you should be proud! Gergely: This looks great, thank you so much! Itโ€™s be...