Online media is fragmented. Your news, info, and updates come from countless sources. Blogs, microblogs, social networks, weather alerts, webcomics, earthquake warnings, photos, RSS feeds – it’s all out there in a million different places, and you’ve gotta cycle through countless different apps and websites to keep up.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
What if you had one app that gave an overview of nearly everything that was happening across all the different services you follow? A single chronological timeline of your most important social media services, RSS feeds, and other sources. All of the updates together in one place, in the order they’re posted, with no algorithm deciding what you should see or when you should see it.
That’s what we’d like to build.
With Project Tapestry, we’ll create a universal, chronological timeline for any data that’s publicly available on the Internet. A service-independent overview of your social media and information landscape. Point the app toward your services and feeds, then scroll through everything all in one place to keep up-to-date and to see where you want to dive deeper. When you find something that you want to engage with or reply to, Tapestry will let you automatically open that post in the app of your choice and reply to it there. Tapestry isn’t meant to replace your favorite Mastodon app or RSS reader, but rather to complement them and help you figure out where you want to focus your attention.
Whether it was their amazing wallpapers (which have become their own app, Wallaroo), a really awesome Twitter client in Twitteriffic, or any of the other apps and programs they provided their polish to, there is a true love and care that resonates from their work.
Project Tapestry, as it’s laid out, is kind of a dream app for me. I spend so much time in my RSS Reader (Reeder), and my Mastodon client (Ivory), and I’m sure that there are countless other sites (BlueSky for one) where having those feeds as RSS as well would be an excellent win.
Suffice to say, I backed immediately. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to as well. Lets get them funded, gang.