From IndieWeb

Apps on the IndieWeb was a session at IndieWebCamp SF 2014.

Notes archived from: https://old.etherpad-mozilla.org/indiewebcamp-apps

When: 2014-03-07 17:15


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example: http://aaronparecki.com//metrics Pushup iOS app, just communicates to a domain via IndieAuth login (Unsure what Apple will think of login if submitted to App Store) http://ownyourgram.com - server side version

https://github.com/aaronpk/PushupCounter-iOS http://aaronparecki.com/metrics http://ownyourgram.com/ http://aaronparecki.com/articles/2013/10/11/1/the-future-of-quantified-self-devices

Another example - Reporter by Feltron Stores locally, can only get data out via email of a JSON dump, and DropBox

discussion of Quantified Self devices, cloud service model alternative, mentioned earlier: Philips Hue. Base station is a web server, no cloud service (aside from IP discovery)

Reducing the cost of innovation.

Don't need to compete on the entire category, can instead compete on just the feature.

Paul - "Imagine getting a DM on twitter without having a twitter account." I just did that. Aaron sent me a private message on his own site, I was able to view it even though I don't have a blog, and have no ability to use my site to create a private post. I was able to participate in this without needing to have the ability to post. I didn't even need a data store, I just used Aaron's.

I have a static page on my domain, and IndieAuth means I can be part of a conversation without code

Bear: What you are describing is the same thing that happened when computers first came out, and came with BASIC. Nobody felt they shouldn't write programs.

See also: @kevinmarks tweet stream for this time period TODO: import tweet stream