By going against the grain of centralized applications, we will undoubtedly face challenges along the way.
Firstly, building on top of Holochain – a new, evolving, cutting-edge technology – generates uncertainties in program management especially in our timeline as we adjust for continuous development of the technology. Its novelty also means that we are stepping into unexplored frontiers requiring new patterns of development. Finally, the success of messaging apps, much more so a P2P application, is heavily reliant on the number of users of the application.
Kizuna’s take-off might feel slow at first as we initially build our user base. Existing messaging platforms are already prominent and many people have built their circles around them. Widespread adoption of Kizuna will be a major challenge moving forward but as our numbers grow, our app becomes more and more robust and resilient.
Despite these challenges, we believe that the promise of a better messaging system is worth the fight.