Celebrating open protocols, open source, open ecosystems
We have rethought the architecture of social networks. Instead of traditional centralised models our design principle is to distribute control. Each site runs its own buddycloud server. Users connect and share information with other users on other sites.
This radical design gives you strong privacy controls and gives you access to friends anywhere on the buddycloud universe. [and connect to other social networks].
buddycloud is working with W3C, the Mozilla Foundation, and XSF to work together to lay the solid foundation for an open social ecosystem.
Soon all products will integrate a social layer. The buddycloud software is a simple to integrate. Our open protocols ensure no single company controls your system.
We make available our reference server as well as a web-client and android-client so your project can quickly benefit from buddycloud's social tools. All buddycloud software is open source and available under the Apache 2.0 license.
We make use of existing open standards like ActivityStrea.ms and the ATOM syndication format. You benefit from existing libraries and supporting the open web buys you enough karma to afford a stable of unicorns! #GreatToBeOpen
Distributed by design
How would it be if Gmail couldn't send email to a Hotmail account? Social Networks are still like this.
buddycloud has designed a new way to share: each buddycloud instance can connect and share information with other buddycloud websites. Or you can run it behind your firewall for just your team alone.
Our tools also designed to link users with legacy networks like Facebook and Twitter.
When you start your own buddycloud site, your small instance joins a much larger ecosystem of other sites already running buddycloud and users will never have to register again and again.
Easy share files, films, photos.
Media can be shared within just one channel or with the entire world. On one buddycloud site or between buddycloud sites.
The buddycloud media server is a bit like DropBox but enhanced to work on every site: now users and developers can manage their own media sharing. Files, films, photos are seamlessly synchronised. It just works. Learn more
buddycloud Library and API
// get subscribers from email@example.com
// (curl https://firstname.lastname@example.org/subscribers/posts)
Run your own buddycloud site or let us host buddycloud for you
We want you to start developing quickly and then be able to run your own server infrastructure.
You could install your own buddycloud site.
Or, to get going faster we can host your own buddycloud site and, when you grow, you can migrate out your data, users and media to your own server.
Join a helpful community
We know that changing the world is difficult. If you get stuck, we're a pretty helpful and enthusiastic bunch. And are here to help you.
Ask for help on the dev list,
the chat room or
in the buddycloud team channel.
Commercial licensing and support
Sometimes spinning up a large buddycloud deployment needs a little extra help. We want to see buddycloud deployed everywhere and we've got you covered.
We provide ongoing support to corporations, telcos, and software houses to help them keep their buddycloud servers running smoothly.
buddycloud also provides consulting. For example, we can help with scaling a telco's buddycloud software stack to the multi-million simultaneous-user level.