Tweetbot Maker Tapbots Working on 'Ivory' Mastodon App

Tapbots, the company behind the popular Tweetbot app designed for Twitter, is working on developing a new app called Ivory that integrates with the Mastodon social network.

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Currently in beta testing, the Ivory app is in the early stages of development, with many features that still need to be implemented and bugs that need to be worked out, but it is a promising start.

Many Twitter users have been swapping over to Mastodon following the Twitter takeover by Elon Musk, and Mastodon has seen a major uptick in adoption over the past few weeks. The app now has over one million monthly active users, with roughly one half of those added since October.

Mastodon is a decentralized social network that allows for people to create their own servers, and it is more confusing to use than Twitter. The website and the app are not immediately familiar to Twitter users, but apps like Ivory could ease the transition for those who are leaving Twitter.

Ivory has a design that is quite similar to Tweetbot at the current time, offering access to a timeline, @ mentions, search, profile, and other options. There's also a dedicated compose button shaped like a horn, as posts on Mastodon are referred to as "toots."

It will be some time yet before Ivory is ready for a public release as a number of features like push notifications and lists are not yet implemented, but Tweetbot fans who have moved to Mastodon will be pleased to hear about the Tapbots project.

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Top Rated Comments

Pistol Peto Avatar
18 months ago
I’ve been using Mastodon for a month. Actually pretty happy with it. It’s a bit rough around the edges - but it’s a breath of fresh air compared to Twitter.

I used Tweetbot when I was on Twitter - so I’m really looking forward to trying out Ivory!

can’t wait!!
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
18 months ago

I wonder how the guys at TapBots feel about how Elon is potentially killing their business by proxy with his flaky behavior?
Twitter didn’t die despite the many news stories saying it did last week.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
18 months ago
Mastodon is just Twitter with Reddit mods.

In other words, a new previously undiscovered level of hell.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
18 months ago

Heard about Mastodon for the first time yesterday and it seemed like a hot mess compared to Twitter.
It’s terrible and they are having fights amongst themselves about how it is problematic to call themselves refugees from Twitter.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
teh_hunterer Avatar
18 months ago
Leftists who are mad that Twitter is no longer a vehicle for leftist censorship are so desperate to make Mastodon happen.

I'm left leaning, so don't bother trying to call me right wing for being able to see through the bs hate machine directed at Elon Musk just because he stopped the censorship.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
crees! Avatar
18 months ago
Heard about Mastodon for the first time yesterday and it seemed like a hot mess compared to Twitter.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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