The official news about the Dots Mesh platform

What is new in Dots Mesh (November 2020)
The official news about the Dots Mesh platform
The last few weeks were all about bug fixes and UI improvements. The web app is now a lot more user friendly and welcoming. Take a look at the release notes about v1.4.0 to see all the changes made.

Better UI and UX, and stability are always a priority. Feel free to contact us and share your ideas with us.
New Dots Mesh software release (October 2020)
The official news about the Dots Mesh platform
Hi, hope you are doing well.

There is one big feature that we release today, and there is a lot that's behind it. So let's get it started.

Push notifications for private profiles are now available!

As may you already know, private profiles live on your device. They are free and easy to create. They lack public sharing and messages but they are great for following others and participating in groups.

You may also know that you can subscribe to alerts when there are new posts on public profiles and in groups. You can also subscribe to alerts for comments in a group post. When there is such a change, public profiles got notified immediately, but this was not the case with private profiles. Until now!

We've launched a push notifications service for private profiles! It can be configured from the settings screen and you will be asked to enable push notifications after login.

The web app is now at v1.3.0

There are a lot of updates to the web app to support this new feature. There are some enhancements and bug fixes too. Take a look at the release notes for all the details.

As you already know, dotsmesh.com hosts the latest stable version of the Dots Mesh web app. It's now updated to v1.3.

The PHP server package is now at v1.2.0

The new push notifications system required some breaking changes. We've taken the opportunity to reorganize the host's data and optimize it too. That's why a migration script must be run after downloading the new version. It will be called automatically if you are using the Dost Mesh installer with auto-update enabled.

Please, take a look at the release notes for all the details.

The PHP observer package (new)

This is the software that runs the official push notifications service for private profiles. There will be more details in the future on how to run such a service yourself.
Take a look at the official repository at GitHub.

This is an important one

This feature makes the private profiles experience much better, and it's crucial for fulfilling our mission. If you care about privacy and owning your data and software, please spread the message and share Dots Mesh with your family and friends.
New Dots Mesh software release (a second one in September 2020)
The official news about the Dots Mesh platform
In the last days of September, we are releasing a new small, but very important update to the Dots Mesh web app.

Rich posts are here!

Now you can apply bold, italic, strikethrough to parts of your post's text content, create ordered and unordered lists, and create links.
This is part of the v1.2 of the web app.
Take a look at the release notes at:
New Dots Mesh software release (September 2020)
The official news about the Dots Mesh platform
The Dots Mesh platform launched publicly about 3 weeks ago. And now I'm super excited to show you the next major update.

The web app is now at v1.1.0

Here are the highlights:

Published posts can be edited

This was one of the features that was left behind when preparing for v1.0. The past weeks reminded us that it's an important one, and I'm glad it's here now. You can easily modify the posts on your profile page, and your groups.

Usability and accessibility improvements

I'm happy that we focus on this so early on. Now, people that rely on screen readers can access the platform in a familiar way. I'm sure there are more improvements that can be made, so feel free to talk with us and contribute.

New ways to create connections

Dots Mesh is a distributed social platform and spam can be a real issue. That's why in v1.0 a key is required when connecting with others (to send private messages for example). Now in v1.1 you have an option to allow everybody to send you requests. You can also limit this to specific groups. This is especially helpful when connecting with families, friends, and teams.

There is a lot more

There are also a few small features, a lot of enhancements, and bug fixes. Take a look at the release notes for all the details.

As you already know, dotsmesh.com hosts the latest stable version of the Dots Mesh web app. It's now updated to v1.1.

The PHP server package is now at v1.1.0

The main change is the added support for editing group posts. Here are the release notes, if you want to take a look.

It's an exciting time

There was a lot of interest in the Dots Mesh project over the last couple of weeks. There is a lot of positive feedback, suggestions, and ideas. I'm personally super excited about the things we can build, and the value we can create. Feel free to join us if you deeply care about open technologies, the Web, privacy, great design, etc. Dots Mesh is a great opportunity to influence the world in a positive way.
Dots Mesh is launching publicly!
The official news about the Dots Mesh platform
Hi, Ivo Petkov here.
There is something I want to share with you.

After multiple months of thinking, talking, drawing, researching, building, and testing in stealth mode, we are extremely happy to release version 1.0 of the Dots Mesh platform. This first public release is proof that a distributed social platform is not only possible, but it can be really easy to set up and use.

There are public profiles for those of you that want to share with the world, there are secret groups for families, teams, and organizations, and there are private profiles for everybody else. There is no spam, no ads, and no tracking. It's based on open technologies and it's open-sourced. It's built for you and your own social circle.

Sounds interesting? I hope so.

Here are the features we've built so far:
- Public profiles (with posts)
- Secret groups where multiple people can join, post, and comment.
- Private profiles that live on your device only (but still can join groups)
- Following others
- Private messaging
- Contacts lists
- Notifications (push notifications too)
All of this encrypted and signed on your device (in your browser).

There are more details at about.dotsmesh.com, and we encourage you to try it out today. We'd love your feedback and your help. It's a team effort you are invited to join us in building this new world.

And finally, I'd like to invite you to my Dots Mesh profile, as a quick demonstration of the web app we've built.
There will be more!
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