Microsub is an early draft of a spec that provides a standardized way for clients to consume and interact with feeds collected by a server.
Microsub decouples managing subscriptions and delivering content from the presentation of that content. The Microsub server handles the actual subscription to feeds, (likely using WebSub), while providing a consistent API to clients for presentation in a reader interface.
If your website is compatible with Microsub, then you can use any Microsub client to read your timeline and follow people.
Decoupling the idea of displaying posts from actually fetching remote feeds makes it simpler to build a reader client.
- Aaron Parecki uses Aperture as his Microsub server, and the Together and Indigenous clients.
- Eddie Hinkle uses a self-hosted Aperture as his Microsub server, and the Indigenous for iOS (mobile) and Monocle (on computer) clients.
- Marty McGuire uses an identical setup since 2018-03-05.
- Kristof De Jaeger uses an account on Aaron Parecki's Aperture instance and the Indigenous for Android (mobile) and Monocle (on computer) clients
- Template:pstuifzand uses Monocle, Indigenous and Together with his own microsub-server.
- Add yourself here… (see this for more details)
Indigenous is a set of in-development native iOS and Android Microsub reader apps.
- Aaron Parecki is building Aperture, a Microsub server with no UI for rendering posts. This is intended to be a server only, and all rendering will happen using Microsub clients. source on Github
- sknebel is building a bridge from Inoreader to Microsub (not ready yet, sorry!)
- Template:pstuifzand is building a microsub-server source on Github
- Microsub bridge
- 2018-04-20 Aaron Parecki on GoDaddy blog: An IndieWeb reader: My new home on the internet