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RE: Media Access/Device Storage/Gallery API

From: Nilsson, Claes1 <Claes1.Nilsson@sonymobile.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2012 16:35:39 +0200
To: Doug Turner <dougt@mozilla.com>, Steve VanDeBogart <vandebo@google.com>
CC: 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" <public-sysapps@w3.org>, WebIntents <public-web-intents@w3.org>, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
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Doesn't this depend on the use case? Another example, mentioned at webintents.org, is attaching a media file to an e-mail. In this case, why could we not have a Service for providing access to local media galleries and a Service for accessing the local camera? Isn't the strength of Web Intents to give Web Applications access to Services hosted "anywhere"?


-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Turner [mailto:dougt@mozilla.com] 
Sent: den 1 juni 2012 20:12
To: Steve VanDeBogart
Cc: Nilsson, Claes1; Jungkee Song; public-device-apis@w3.org public-device-apis@w3.org; public-sysapps@w3.org; WebIntents; Robin Berjon
Subject: Re: Media Access/Device Storage/Gallery API


"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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