I’d love to hear your thoughts on what I’ve been working for the past year. We’ve just launched public signup after several months of private testing with forum owners.
We’ve created a modern forum platform that is friendly to non-technical forum owners and users. That means: great experience across all devices, simple setup, no plugins needed.
If developers need to offer something different, everything is accessible through an API: http://microcosm-cc.github.io/. The web frontend is open source to help with this: https://github.com/microcosm-cc/microweb.
We haven’t ruled out making the web service open source too, we just want to get it right first.
This is also the first company I’ve founded, so it’s been a great learning experience.