Anonymouse is a peer-to-peer microblogging app for the iPhone. It is designed
to provide local and anonymous communication that is censorship and
network-blogging resistant – it does so by leveraging an ad-hoc network
implemented with the iOS
Multipeer Connectivity framework.
Since it leverages peer-to-peer wifi, the app can communicate other, nearby phones
without cellular service or infrastructure wifi.
The app has two main purposes. Its first purpose is as a local social-media app that works without network service. Its second purpose is to serve as a way to spread delay-tolerant messages in places where networks are being blocked or censored, or where natural disasters have wiped out infrastructure network towers.
When I was working on this project, I was the primary iOS developer. I designed
the app’s interface and functionality, from the
persistent storage support to the
Although I am no longer a part of this project, it is ongoing; the app is still in development. It is sponsored by the University of Michigan’s Multidisciplinary Design Program. The faculty mentor is Robert Dick.