So many things to say about this @rosano has built some really great stuff in this app and related work.
Here’s a video overview of the app itself:
HyperDraft is a note taking app with lots of interesting features. It’s built on the remotestorage spec - “An open protocol for per-user storage on the Web”. The default provider on the back end is 5apps.
I sat down and tried it out today and took a bunch of screenshots.
You can sign up for 5apps with Github, and then you end up with this account. It doesn’t redirect you to the app that prompted the sign up, you have to go back and know to type in this email-looking-id.
When you do enter your id, you get a prompt like this, which should look familiar:
I don’t think any namespacing is being done with apps. I understand the “Expire” drop down, I still like our approach better.
Here’s what managing connected apps looks like:
We have been thinking about federation, and so need to go beyond just a username. @blaine is all about logins that at the very least look like email addresses, so
firstname.lastname@example.org passes that test. And, this can be compatible with Webfinger too.
How hard / easy it is to explain to people that
email@example.com is their username when they are “off network”?
I have thought about integrating “sign in with apple” functionality where this IS actually an email address that cloaks your real email address. Again, apple has precedent for this with their
@icloud.com addresses. Feels like the right direction.
Rosano has included a request for funding directly into HyperDraft. I found the funding button a little small and lacking in context
We have lots to learn about different tiers and what different kinds of users want. I supported the project as a personal user, now to talk more to Rosano about working more with Fission and webnative support.
Zero Data Apps
This is also by @rosano, and I became aware of it the other day on Twitter. We’re listed, but we don’t have a full app listing page yet
Here are the principles:
- an app in which your data stays with you
- you control where the data is stored
- no spam, no captcha, no sign up, no passwords, bring your own identity
- using open protocols for flexibility and interoperability
- do what you want with your data at any time
- your data is accessible forever even if the app stops working
I need to take this out and list it in a separate post so we can link to it. Obviously very aligned!
Great work, @rosano – can’t wait to dig in more with this.