A social network off the grid

Manyverse is a social network mobile app with features you would expect: posts, threads, likes, profiles, etc. But it's not running in the cloud owned by a company, instead, your friends' posts and all your social data live entirely in your phone.

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Sam MateosianCo-founder, Yarn Corporation
Very cool, congratulations on the release! I've been following the SSB project for a while now and this strikes me as a major milestone. I see the project is in React Native - which is what my team primarily uses for mobile dev - so... shouldn't be *crazy* hard to ship this for iOS right?? ;) Are there any major blockers to running an SSB client on iOS?
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André Staltz
Open source hacker
@semateos Your intuition is right! It should not be hard to port this to iOS. There are just specific obstacles here and there. The biggest obstacle is porting the backend project (in Node.js). On Android, node.js uses some native modules, and those are difficult to compile for arm64 using clang or GCC. We managed on Android, but there are still some obstacles with iOS. And then there's also minor issues with porting UI components, but that's typical for React Native apps. Either I'll get to do this iOS port later when the Android is in a good shape, or someone heroic from the community steps up :)
Jason Dainter
International doer of things
Sorry but that tagline a 'social network off the grid' has to be the biggest oxymoron I've ever heard.