Imagine an online community that build it's own contents. A community with people, who write blog posts about their most favorite topics, who write about what they like, who write independently from advertisers and without the need to do â€œclickbaitingâ€.
Clickbait is a pejorative term describing web content that is aimed at generating online advertising revenue, especially at the expense of quality or accuracy, relying on sensationalist headlines or eye-catching thumbnail pictures to attract click-throughs and to encourage forwarding of the material over online social networks. Clickbait headlines typically aim to exploit the â€œcuriosity gapâ€, providing just enough information to make the reader curious, but not enough to satisfy their curiosity without clicking through to the linked content. (Wikipedia)
Isn't that a cool idea? A web blog without annoying advertisements, without unrelated thumbnails, without confusing headlines? That's still a dream, isn't it?
Not anymore! With appydroid this dream should become reality!
The main idea of appydroid
The reason why I started the appydroid project was, that I didn't want to rely on this Android news sites (there are a lot) who push out a lot of news, but always in mind to make a big profit.
I want the web to be a place I like to be. A place, where I can inform myself about things I'm interested in, a place where I can discuss about topics which are important for myself without annoying clickbaited content.
And this web should be available for everyone. Everyone should be able to write content there on his own, content that others may like too.
So this implies, that it has to be an â€œopenâ€ web. And with appydroid I want to help it with this. Open source is so greatâ€¦
The beginning of this project
appydroid is still very new, but has already gone trough a lot of changes.
Firstly the blog moved from a static page hosted on GitHub to WordPress, thanks to the amazing Justin Kruit, who made all this possible and offered to host this blog for free.
Secondly the domain changed from appydroid.tk to appydroid.eu. This was due to the tk domains aren't very safe. (I payed for the domain myself.)
The future of appydroid and participation by everyone
Although I'm writing most of the posts here at the moment, I want to change this. That's why I already contacted a lot of people, asking if they want to write for this page.
There aren't many requirements to write on appydroid. Only things, like that the posts have to be in English and that they have to be related to Android. But that's almost all!
I would be very very thankful if some new people want to write here too. This makes the dream step for step more reality! So don't be shy and don't scare about a too bad English. With writing new articles and posts, you can improve it just by doing.
â€œMake the blogosphere great again!â€ (Quote by myself)
With contributing to appydroid, whether you write articles or help on a different way, you help to replace the old blogosphere, which isn't a real blogosphere anymore, with a great and new blogosphere!
(Don't misunderstand me â€“ I hate Donald Trump!)
If you're interested (and I hope this is the case) just comment or write an email to [email protected] or contact me via Telegram. I can setup everything you need to get started with writing some articles!
appydroid as example for other blogs
If appydroid can prove, that the concept works, this can be an example for other blogs with different topics to. So with participating and talking to friends about appydroid, you can have a huge impact on the whole future of the blogosphere.
Thanks for reading this!
P.S.: The first step to help is to commenting on this post. Thanks!