Flock 0.7 in the wild

Flock BadgeFlock has released its first public beta after many moons of rough ride’em development. Out of the box, things look pretty smokin’, but I still think Flock has a ways to go before becoming the next generation browser (and of course, I’m only consistently hard on the things I care most about).

With a brand new (Drupal-based!) website from Facebook UI designer and design rockstar Bryan Veloso, the Flock project is starting to look like something, and they’ve certainly brought it along considerably since I left in March. Whether they will really pioneer novel interfaces and inspire new thinking on how the browser can better democratize the more compelling social aspects of the web remains to be seen. As they say, Rome wasn’t build in a day; then again, by Rome 0.7, I wonder if a broader foundation would have needed to have been built for Rome 1.0 to become as great and powerful as it did. Time will tell, won’t it? Time will tell…

All in all, congrats to the team — I remain eager to see what’ll come next.

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: Molly.com (YC W18), Uber, Google.

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