Updates are also on the way this month to offer link previews, improve user interface for searches (searching content will be made available) and add privacy settings for posts (current posts are by default public and searchable by Google). Pheed is also in the final stages of development for their Android app.
While live-streaming video, filtered photos and text updates are all currently split into a number of popular apps and services, Kobo's goal is to have one app that rolls together all types of social media content. While that could become confusing, his plan is to slowly introduce more and more ways for Pheeders to express themselves and let the existing audience educate new users on the tool's intricacies rather than strip the app of features.
Pheed is based out of a Los Angeles mansion turned office. When it comes to competing with Facebook and Twitter, Kobo admits, "I've never been to Silicon Valley in my life." Yet another thing setting Pheed apart from all those other social networking feeds.