Manton Reece is a Mac, iOS, and web developer from Austin, Texas. Manton is the co-host of the podcast Core Intuition and the creator of Tweet Marker. His latest project is Micro.blog, a new social network and publishing platform for independent microblogs.
It used to be that if you wanted to write on the web, you posted to your own blog. Now, most text and photos go into closed platforms like Twitter. But what if we could bring the UI innovations of today's social networks and apply them to blogs and independent publishing? In this talk we'll explore the challenges of building a new social network, with details on user interface design and code for creating an Instagram-like service on iOS and microblogs.