HELIOS will create a decentralized social media platform that will address the dynamic nature of human communications in three dimensions: contextual, spatial and temporal.

This platform provides an extension for mobile operating systems (focus on Android), providing easy-to-apply peer-to-peer social media functionality for 3rd party developers. HELIOS will be built in a modular and extensible manner, by enabling all features characterizing social media today and growing beyond.

For human networking, HELIOS will introduce novel concepts for social graph creation and management, which are grounded in trust and transparency. These concepts will be validated in project piloting together with novel social media features, such as innovative feedback technology and shared spaces.

Furthermore, HELIOS will be modular, extensible and built upon open source, ensuring that social media designers can easily create novel social media apps on top of HELIOS in the future, beyond the end of the project.