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Re: App-to-App interaction APIs - one more time, with feeling

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2015 21:50:51 +0200
To: Aymeric Vitte <vitteaymeric@gmail.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org, ianwdunlop@gmail.com
Message-ID: <5623F81B.2090907@gmail.com>
On 2015-10-18 19:09, Aymeric Vitte wrote:
>
>
> Le 17/10/2015 16:19, Anders Rundgren a écrit :
>> Unless you work for a browser vendor or is generally "recognized" for some
>> specialty, nothing seems to be of enough interest to even get briefly
>> evaluated.
>>
>
> Right, that's a deficiency of the W3C/WHATWG/whatever specs process,
> where people well seated in their big companies/org comfortable chairs
> lack imagination, innovation, are very long to produce anything and just
> spec for themselves things that become obsolete as soon as they have
> released it, or things that just never match the reality and general use
> cases, and they generally disconsider other opinions, although they
> recognize usually at the end that they messed up, then they respecc it
> and the loop starts again.
>
>> Regarding App-to-App interaction I'm personally mainly into the
>> Web-to-Native variant.
>
> That's a very poor system, I think you are still in your long never
> ending quest of seeking for "something in the web that could match what
> you want to do" but probably it's not that one.
>
> Do people here mean that we are going forever to exchange text, images,
> files, stuff like this only?
>
> That's the vision?

I can't speak for people here in general but my vision (FWIW) is already
fairly well in place:

https://test.webpki.org/webpay-merchant

Yes, the are some folks who claim that this will eventually be possible doing
with "pure" Web tech but maybe the market doesn't care that much about purity?
Particularly not if it takes 5-10 years to achieve.  Too little too late.

One doesn't have to think very hard to realize that Apple and Google won't
build wallets for iOS and Android respectively and then build another set
for the Web.  It would be a very confusing user-experience, poor use of
development resources etc.

Note: wallets i just one app among many.

Anders
>
> Can't we share Web Components? Which can be any app with the possibility
> to interact with it?
>
> That's what for example the Web Intents should do, again you should not
> close the group.
>
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