Since Instagram announced it’s moving away from photo sharing, now is a good time to bump my post about its many alternatives, including Flickr, #PixelFed, VSCO, Tumblr, and others. https://finertech.com/2019/03/17/there-is-a-good-variety-of-alternatives-to-instagram/
US judge rules Facebooks acquisition of Instagram did not violate anti-trust rules, Judge James E. Boasberg wrote that the FTC offered insufficient evidence for its central claim — that Facebook wields monopoly power.
If there was a standard way to list capabilities across fediverse software, you could also transform objects to ensure compatibility and limit delivery to compatible instances.
The federation.md thing is nice, but its not machine-readable. If we solved this, we could make the fediverse much more efficient!
I would think the modular UI components would be most challenging, as you'd have to make them interoperable with each other.
Could abstract the complexity of mapping ActivityStreams verbs + compatibility to UI components and side effects with a visual drag-n-drop tool.
If I were to build a new #ActivityPub project today, it would be generic.
Giving instance admins the ability to pick and choose what activities to support in a modular way would be awesome.
I don't want to be mean, but Tusker for iOS by @shadowfacts is my favourite Mastodon app.
It's like Tusky but for iOS and doesn't annoy me.
The official mastodon app has a few things that annoy me like:
- Muting audio (don't pause my music when nothing is playing)
- Full width status text, it shouldn't be under the avatar to match web ui
- Scroll up to refresh doesn't load newest statuses, it paginates (which is annoying if you have hours or days of unread statuses)
- Doesn't support chrome
Mastodon for iOS is cool, building a mobile app isn’t easy and I applaud @Gargron for taking this initiative.
He has embraced 3rd party app developers from the beginning and it should not be forgotten!
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