App.net is not vaporware
We shipped an alpha version of App.net. You can browse the global feed at alpha.app.net. This is a webapp that we built in the last two weeks on top of our documented API. Think of this web application as a “proof of concept”.
We also released a dev API that allows 3rd party developers to begin building App.net applications. In the 12 hours since we released the dev API we have already seen several app developers start working on projects. Here is a screenshot of an iOS app that an alpha tester is building. We also have had an alpha tester successfully post messages from an Android app.
We’re opening up the alpha to all backers of join.app.net that want to be included. There are still some rough edges, but feedback has been positive.
Some thoughts on the funding goal
We are currently 43% of the way towards our goal, with 5 days left. A lot of folks think that we will never hit the
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