Iconfactory essentially gave Twitter a brand identity before X removed the whole thing and tossed Twitterrific into the void of space. Now the legendary team of programmers and designers are back with an ambitious new app project that will help unite the fragmented world of online media. It's called Project Tapestry, and Iconfactory needs your help to make it happen.
As with Project Phoenix, their successful campaign to fund a new Twitterrific client for Mac in 2017. The Iconfactory is reaching out to backers via Kickstarter to give the project the runway it needs.
From The Iconfactory:
Using Project Tapestry, we will create a universal timeline for any data publicly available on the Internet. Service-agnostic visibility into your social media and information landscape. Point the app to your services and channels, then scroll through everything in one place to stay up to date and see where you want to drill down. When you find something you want to interact with or respond to, Tapestry allows you to automatically open that message in the app of your choice and reply to it there. Tapestry is not 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. […]
Our plan is to fund and then build Tapestry as an iOS app within 9-12 months with the following features and functionality:
- 🕰️ Unified chronological timeline.
- 🔍 Detailed viewing of individual publications.
- 📙 Remember where you read on the timeline.
- 🌎 Ability to add common public sources to your timeline, such as Mastodon accounts, RSS feeds and more (see below)
- 🛠️ Basic support for creating and adding your own plugins to support additional source types
- 📱 Support for iPhone and iPad
- 🗣️ Fully accessible via VoiceOver support
- 🆎 Supports dynamic font sizing
- 💡 Light and dark theme
As of this writing, Project Tapestry has over 700 backers who have pledged over $36,000. The goal is $100,000 within the next 35 days. Pledge your support here and learn more about a potential new app here.