A former Facebook exec has raised $1 million to start a startup that could make mobile apps for people.
Matt Yglesias, the cofounder of the online magazine Slate, and cofounder and CEO of Aptiv, says the company would “go beyond traditional apps” to build apps for social networks, like Facebook.
Yglesia says his startup would “use Facebook’s APIs to build a full-fledged social app,” which would be “a completely new way to interact with people on Facebook.”
Ygleias, who left Facebook in 2015 to become the CEO of the startup Aptiva, says that the company will start off with a mobile app that “tells you what your friends are looking at” and then “goes further into what they’re looking at, and then they go into the rest of their feeds and see what they’ve shared and then you can share that.”
Ysavlidis also says the startup would offer a way for people to “get their daily news, social feeds and other information and make it all available in a way that is personalized to their interests.”