acilos has been a concept bouncing around in our heads for a while. We have been working on it off and on for over a year. We wanted an easy way to keep up with social media with a single glance. So we started playing with the concept mixed with the idea of a social "valet" server.
We started experimenting with various layouts and formats and settled on focusing on the feeds. Giving the ability to browse a main feed and even create custom feeds. On the backend we leverage elastic search so anything is searchable back to the time you first turn on acilos.
The other interesting driving factor is privacy. We wanted to give people a way to assimilate all their social media, but not necessarily have to give up access to some additional aggregation company's ability to do it too. This is why the social "valet" server is a key aspect. We also decided that we did not want our key tied to your data. That is why you have to take the extra steps when you first launch it, to set up your own personal app keys at each social site. In the end it's more secure for you.
Finally, we hope you enjoy acilos, and if you are a developer you can even customize it and contribute back your mods to the community. Have Fun!