The development of a replacement for all major social networks and e-commerce giants could take years to implement and cost investors a fortune to speed up. Apollo Fintech replacement platform, Stratus, is shining on the horizon with a launching approximation of this quarter.
Five years after the idea of replacing centralized social networks because of political influences, corrupt business practices of selling consumers data, and unnecessary censorship, Stratus is finally showing signs of life. It is waking up with a host of dynamic features that are needed by the general public.
Download your data
Peer to peer transactions
Day and Night mode
Retina display ready
Account validation (blue badge)
Word cloud comments
Youtube, Vimeo, and more, link share
It is impossible to find most of those features on any single network. While allowing you to access your favorite socializing platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, Stratus will separate itself because of its All-in-One capabilities, and blockchain-based technology. It has a successful Fintech (Financial Technology) company behind it that has relationships with a range of international governments. Stratus also has one of the most promising digital assets, the Apollo Currency, tied into its platform.While allowing you to access your favorite socializing platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, Stratus will separate itself because of its All-in-One capabilities, and blockchain-based technology. Click To Tweet
How Did Stratus Social Get Started?
Stratus was started by Apollo CEO five years ago with his former company, McCullah Technologies, long before Apollo Foundation came into existence. At that time, it was called NoteCloud. Steve knew what he had wanted since then, so when Apollo came into the picture, he handed over NotCloud to the Apollo team. The idea and blueprint were visible for the continuation of what is now known as Stratus.
A point to note is that Stratus will have a verification system for special reasons such as combating suspicious activities, including fake accounts used to harm innocent users, and cause damages.
The Challenges Ahead?
According to Statistica, “With over 2.6 billion monthly active users as of the first quarter of 2020, Facebook is the biggest social network worldwide. In the third quarter of 2012, the number of active Facebook users surpassed one billion, making it the first social network ever to do so. Active users are those which have logged in to Facebook during the last 30 days. During the last reported quarter, the company stated that almost 3 billion people were using at least one of the company’s core products (Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, or Messenger) each month.”
Founded in February of 2004, Facebook dominated the social space for many years. It destroyed all competitors before its time and those coming in after to challenge its existence. It is currently one of the first social app many will use as they discover the internet.
In a New York Times article, “Senators warned that they are skeptical that the company can regulate itself and threatened to enact privacy rules and other regulations. They said they weren’t sure if they could trust a company that has repeatedly violated its privacy promises.” Mark Zuckerberg, testified before congress as Senators grilled him on data harvesting, Russia’s exploitation of the platform during the 2016 presidential election, target ads to users by race, and also allegedly censoring content from conservative organizations and Trump supporters.
Fox News featured an article entitled, “Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google CEOs to testify in historic antitrust hearing” on July 1st, 2020. What all these platforms have in common are humongous userbases and scars from the past. Trust is an issue. Trust is a massive issue for consumers of all kinds. There are many instances when users google items on their devices; suggestions immediately shows up on their social platform pages. Coincidence? Maybe not. Are all those big digital companies working together behind the scenes? We know they have “big profits” in common. One of the most significant issues lawmakers want clarity on is the interest of consumers safety by these tech giant networks while they reap big profits.
Steve McCullah: “We will not be collecting their data in the same way that companies like Facebook and Google do and we will certainly not be selling their data. Their revenue model requires that to be profitable, our revenue is mostly generated by offering simple access to services that they use anyway, with the goal of offering them cheaper, better and more convenient services, all accessed in one place.”
That same Fox News article mentioned, “Google and Facebook accounted for about 80 percent of the £14 billion ($17 billion U.S.) earned by the U.K.’s digital ad industry last year, the authority said. Google controls more than 90 percent of the U.K.’s £7.3 billion ($5.8 billion U.S.) search-advertising market, while Facebook has more than half of its £5.5 billion ($4.4 billion U.S.) display ad market.
After a yearlong review, regulators found that existing laws aren’t up to the job of effectively regulating the country’s digital ad markets.”
It will be the grand challenge for Apollo Fintech’s Stratus platform to replace the established networks, all at once, that have already canopied the globe. Everyone or a good 80% of the people with a mobile device has used Google, Twitter, Amazon, or Facebook in the last five minutes. It’s a grand challenge ahead. But it does not scare the Apollo team that has developed the only Database Sharding technology in the Fintech and blockchain ecosystem.
Stratus is a potential replacement for:
Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Medium, PayPal and many more to come.
So there were a few things I didn’t mention. Medium functionality, etc..
We just started on an addition to add a super simple investment app (like Robbinhood), a Tik Tok competitor, a mix between LinkedIn and Upwork and a messaging app like Telegram/WhatsApp. Those will be on the roadmap.
Then we’ll be adding services! Such as insurance, travel, domain names, hosting, goods, etc..
The Apollo Plan
- User’s data is not tracked and sold, and freedom of speech is protected. Anyone is free to express their political views.
- Horizontal feed option that allows the user to see many posts at once.
- New ways to engage and interact. Such as with word cloud commenting. The ability to moment one word into a post’s word cloud.
- The ability to send money to each other, as with PayPal, makes life more comfortable and has high practical applications.
- Connection to many platforms and services with one account and one wallet. It simplifies life like nothing else would.
According to Steve, Stratus will launch with their Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook replacements by the end of the 3rd quarter, 2020.
We are aware that Apollo is providing technology for all government departments in the United Allied States. The company is also awaiting announcements from the Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe on its partnership with Apollo Fintech and the utilization of Apollo White Label Payment System.
With further plans not mentioned here, Stratus could potentially replace most platforms we use today, with advanced and trusted technologies before long.