Going fully web

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Rosano

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Nov 15, 2021, 10:54:17 AM11/15/21
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I recently wrote about my decision to move completely to the web as an app development platform and some of the tradeoffs involved. My iOS apps are currently free and will disappear from the App Store in a few months.

Despite the web’s challenges, there’s much that excites me about its future and and some of these characteristics are intrinsic to the platform:

  • The concept of instant games promotes highly shareable apps via a simple link that require no install process: show up and start.
  • Having multiple payment providers, potentially with the addition of cryptocurrencies means if you wanted to also just invent your own value system, maybe some kind of post-money coupon thing, it’s possible to integrate with existing systems…
  • User-controlled personal data stores are already being used on the web and will eventually make their way to native apps.
  • Edge apps that work completely in the browser are easy to mirror or fork, and virtually free to distribute: imagine having your site/app available everywhere via IPFS
  • The culture of perpetual improvement, with less focus on versioning, is normal: people do not need to ‘install updates’ for each app they use on every change.
  • It’s just more fun and with a lower barrier to entry, which results in more diverse and dynamic communities who form part of a larger public commons: more sparks, more life, more weird.


Jurjen de Vries

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Dec 27, 2021, 2:02:33 AM12/27/21
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Nice to meet you Rosano. Happy to see more people with this vision.
Are there specific unhosted apps/games you have build or working on?

Best,
Jurjen

Rosano

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Dec 27, 2021, 11:02:15 AM12/27/21
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Hi Jurjen, thank you for reading. Yes, I work on Hyperdraft through Joybox in this list https://0data.app/glance

Hoping to create more of these apps.

Rosano

dan

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Dec 28, 2021, 1:12:46 AM12/28/21
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more people? these people years ago invented the f so-called web3. 

Jurjen de Vries

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Dec 28, 2021, 3:44:01 AM12/28/21
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Wow cool apps. I like the JoyBox, I was partly looking for something like that. But also for my other bookmarks replacing raindrop.io

Jurjen de Vries

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Dec 28, 2021, 4:48:15 AM12/28/21
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Yes, why not more people with this vision? I like the sharing abundance mindset a lot more compared to the greedy capitalism system. I believe due technology and its innovations the possibilities for abundance will grow. Web3, Decentralized web, blockchain or give it any name, partly still misused by people for their own when it gets popular. The vision might not be that new, if I remember well it was the intention of web 1 by Tim Berners-Lee too. Even before the web when I was 8 (1987) I was part of sharing software and knowledge openly on Bulletin Board Systems. And I guess even before that people share some way. In my opinion thanks to Moore's law with its exponentially growing computing power and halving costs over time it's easier for more people to contribute. But besides that of course you need the mindset too.
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