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RE: Media Access/Device Storage/Gallery API

From: Jungkee Song <jungkee.song@samsung.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:55:06 +0900
To: 'Steve VanDeBogart' <vandebo@google.com>, "'Nilsson, Claes1'" <Claes1.Nilsson@sonymobile.com>, 'Robin Berjon' <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org, public-sysapps@w3.org, 'WebIntents' <public-web-intents@w3.org>
Message-id: <008201cd422f$bd540a30$37fc1e90$%song@samsung.com>
We do have ways to avoid user intervention, the "explicit intent".


Also, in order to retrieve multiple items, we proposed an attribute,
"multiple", in extras parameter:


var intent = new Intent({

                        action: "http://webintents.org/pick",

                        type: "image/*",

                        extras: { filter: { name: "Seoul" }, multiple: true

                        service: "http://localhost/gallery/"



I would like to emphasize the importance of the use case, "Picking the media
resources in clouds", but as Claes mentioned in another email we do not have
to limit the local use case.





From: Steve VanDeBogart [mailto:vandebo@google.com] 
Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2012 3:00 AM
To: Robin Berjon
Cc: Nilsson, Claes1; Jungkee Song; public-device-apis@w3.org
public-device-apis@w3.org; public-sysapps@w3.org; WebIntents
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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