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Re: Foaf-browser-app

From: Bob Ferris <zazi@smiy.org>
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 12:11:05 +0200
Message-ID: <4E8D7EB9.4080800@smiy.org>
To: public-rww@w3.org
Hi Henry,

On 10/4/2011 8:04 PM, Henry Story wrote:
> While playing with the very cool Foaf-browser Android application [1], I noticed that there are a couple of things that we need to standardise to make that type of application seamless.
>
> As it requires having an Android phone which not everyone may have, I put together a little video of the Foaf-browser here
>
>     http://vimeo.com/30014844
>

This is an interesting representation of this Social Web Android 
application.

+1 re. the UX/usability remarks

Cheers,


Bo


> where I also go into detail in some of the things that need to be improved, as I show how it works.
>
> 1. SEAMLESS STARTUP
> ===================
>
> In order to allow seamless startup, there has to be a way for a user once he has installed the browser to find his home page.
>
> We discussed this yesterday on the WebID-XG incubator group meeting with Tim.
>
> a. getting to the home page
> ---------------------------
>
> Clearly getting to the home page of the user is going to be important. That will require him to either:
>
>   - know his profile url
>   - the company he is with to have implemented something like web finger, so that one could just ask him for his email address
>   - ..
>
> We seem to have a few protocols to help here. What clearly was missing was the keygen equivalent for an application like that.
>
> b. keygen form pointer
> ----------------------
>
>   We need  some way to get the equivalent of a keygen form in rdf. Then a non html browser could know where it needs to send an html POST of a keygen like response. Any ideas how to do this?
>
> 2. EDITING
> ----------
>
> I suppose the RW community group have some idea of what is needed to allow such a tool to become an editor.
>
>
> Henry
>
>
> [1] http://code.google.com/p/mssw/wiki/Screenshots
>
>
> You can run it in a emulator - very slow btw, but if you don't want to buy a phone it saves money.  Here is what I learned looking at it: The running stable release of the Address Book is
>
> http://code.google.com/p/mssw/downloads/detail?name=mssw-0.9.6-stable.apk
>
> The emulator can be found here:
>
>   http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/devices/emulator.html
>
> Once installed the tools/android  tool allows starts a GUI which allows one to create a virtual device. Perhaps one first has to install android 2.3.3 which is more like a phone, and create a virtual device for that. Then can launch the device. One installs the app on the virtual phone using once it is running
>
> ../platform-tools/adb install mssw-0.9.6-stable.apk
>
> (there may be a GUI way of doing that)
>
>
> [2] this is true for creating WebIDs, for loving in and so on....
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