My position is that we’re carving out a middle ground between the two. We actually plan on adding features that exist outside of the app, and can be used even without an account, so you can see how E2EE would make that more difficult. For example, groups doing events may want to have a public facing page where people can RSVP just by entering their name and their email address. Then, if those people want to actually join that community, or share photos from the event, they would be able to sign up.
Yes - with the constraint that we’re still in private beta for the moment. We have groups using the product that are millenial, Gen X, but also we have Gen Z groups and some older groups too.
Target demographic is not age based, but essentially - communities who are outgrowing WhatsApp, who might well spin up a Slack but get stymied by the limitations of the free plan and the fact that it’s aimed at businesses, and who wouldn’t be putting up the costs to spin up something like a Discourse forum. This is obviously getting more refined as we get closer to exiting private beta, but as one example, we have things like University sports societies and also local social community groups, like groups committed to reduction of plastic in x location or other social issues.
Absolutely - there’s a fair chunk of people from here in our private beta, giving us feedback and coming to our events, and we’re super grateful to all of them.
Slack = B2B
Whatsapp = B2C aimed mostly at family and friends
We’re in the middle. Again, Discord probably the closest example.
Thanks for flagging - the public roadmap is my responsibility. It does have things past January - Bulletin Board which is on there is the current feature in development. The roadmap for the rest of the year is getting revealed on Thursday’s event, and will be added to the roadmap following the event.
The image on the Events card is an early mockup from before it was actually built. I need to update it, so thanks for the reminder!
This is what it looks like now: