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Show HN: Afari – decentralized social media app (afari.io)
8 points by avthar 70 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments



Hey HN,

Avthar, a co-founder of Afari here. We started working on Afari earlier this year while still in college. We’re now working on it full time and are excited to share the launch of our public beta with the HN community!

We built Afari to give people who value privacy, data ownership and censorship resistance, an alternative to centralized social media like Twitter and Facebook. In future, we plan to integrate a token network to help content creators of all audience sizes monetize their content more easily.

This web app is the first step in our journey. You can read more about how the app works here: https://medium.com/afari-blog/introducing-afari-social-media...

This is our first time launching anything and the app is still in beta, so we’d love for you to use the app and offer feedback on features, UX and any features you think would make Afari more appealing to you!


The headline made me click, but the landing page contains only 4 words:

afari Freedom Trust Ownership

No screenshots, no description, no content.

No offense but I see that often lately, is it just me or do people really sign up for a app/service/product without prior information about what and how it is?

Here is an example of what I consider a better landing page: https://www.notion.so


Hey cryo,

Thanks for the feedback -- we're in the process of putting together a better app landing page. We have a more proper app landing page up at https://www.afari.io , while the app, for people to try out is directly linked at https://app.afari.io.

Moreover, here's a link to a blog that describes our vision and the problems we intend to overcome: https://medium.com/afari-blog/introducing-afari-social-media...


Same, Headline got a click, I was interested. But the UI lacks and your needs to have a feature set. What sort of Social media app? How do I use it? Who is it for? Just some thoughts...


Hey sabbakeynejad,

Is there anything specific about the UI that you didn't like?

To answer your questions, we could be called a 'micro-blogging app' as Afari supports posting short text statuses, links and photos. You use it in a manner similar to twitter or facebook.

Regarding the who the app is for, "We built Afari to give people who value privacy, data ownership and censorship resistance, an alternative to centralized social media like Twitter and Facebook. In future, we plan to integrate a token network to help content creators of all audience sizes monetize their content more easily."

Thanks for your feedback. The app login page definitely doesn't do a good job at explaining the app to people in its current state.




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