Tweetbot Maker Tapbots is working on the Mastodon “Ivory” app

Julie Clover

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

The Ivory app is currently in early development. , with many features yet to be implemented and bugs to be ironed out, but it's a promising start.

Many Twitter users have switched to Mastodon since Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter, and Mastodon has seen a significant surge in popularity. The app now has over a million monthly active users, about half of which have been added since October.

Mastodon is a decentralized social network that allows people to create their own servers, and is harder to get to grips with. use than Twitter. The website and app are not immediately familiar to Twitter users, but apps like Ivory can make the transition easier for those leaving Twitter.

Ivory has a design very similar to Tweetbot at the moment. offering access to timeline, @mentions, search, profile, and more. There's also a dedicated button to create a horn-shaped message, as messages on Mastodon are called “toots”.

It will be some time before Ivory is ready for a public release, as a number of features such as push notifications and lists are yet to be implemented, but Tweetbot fans who have moved to Mastodon will be happy to hear about the Tapbots project.

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