Flux, the flagship communities app from Junto Foundation, is progressing nicely. This is the first time I’ve reported on this application, so there’s a lot to talk about.
Flux is the newest iteration of the Junto Foundation’s vision of healthy online social spaces. Long-time followers will know that Junto were one of the first projects to commit to building on Holochain. A few years ago, they produced a proof-of-concept app for mobile phones and learned a lot in the process. Their newest iteration, Flux, embodies their core insight: focus on community creation rather than yet another global social media platform, because close-knit communities are what create healthy online social spaces.
To me this feels like this takes the best parts of early Web2 — the community cohesion of old-fashioned forums and blog networks — and brings them into the hyperconnected Web3 world. Right now, Flux just gives your community a multi-channel chat server, but they plan on adding more features, like blogs, knowledge bases, governance, and cryptocurrencies. They plan to initially build a product to support DAOs and online learning communities, then expand from there. There's a litepaper that gives a good sense of where they're heading.
This is early days for Flux, and you may notice a few bugs and speed issues, but I’m very impressed by what they’ve already accomplished. It feels like a professionally-designed, well-thought-out app.