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Re: Media Access/Device Storage/Gallery API

From: Doug Turner <dougt@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 11:11:49 -0700 (PDT)
To: Steve VanDeBogart <vandebo@google.com>
Cc: Claes1 Nilsson <Claes1.Nilsson@sonymobile.com>, Jungkee Song <jungkee.song@samsung.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, public-sysapps@w3.org, WebIntents <public-web-intents@w3.org>, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
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"I don't think the web intent approach is appropriate" here.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve VanDeBogart" <vandebo@google.com>
To: "Robin Berjon" <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: "Claes1 Nilsson" <Claes1.Nilsson@sonymobile.com>, "Jungkee Song" <jungkee.song@samsung.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, public-sysapps@w3.org, "WebIntents" <public-web-intents@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 11:00:15 AM
Subject: Re: Media Access/Device Storage/Gallery API

I don't think the web intent approach is appropriate for local files because it requires too much user intervention; consider a photo album type application that is meant to help your organize your local pictures. The user wants to be able to grant access to an entire gallery, not just individual pictures. Furthermore, in the steady state, the user won't want to select their galleries each time they open their photo album app, they'll want it to retain access. Web intents aren't really designed to do that and I don't think it makes sense to add that kind of feature. 


On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 3:22 AM, Robin Berjon < robin@berjon.com > wrote: 

Hi Claes, 

On May 31, 2012, at 17:03 , Nilsson, Claes1 wrote: 
> I have looked at your Web Intents based Gallery API and tested the demo. It works fine for the simple use case of picking a media file and displaying it’s metadata. Just a question, why do you exclude your Gallery API from picking local media files? Couldn’t a user agent’s implementation of the Gallery API provide access to local media galleries? 

With the Intents approach you don't need to know if the files are local — you can have a locally registered intent for that. 

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon 
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