A brainstorming discussion arising from the thread ‘what’s our marketing hook?’
With good Content Management System (CMS, eg. Wordpress, Medium, MySpace) apps that have networking capabilities, Safe could have a much smoother continuum of social media post at one end, through personal blogging site, to company website at the other end.
To put it another way, there is an awful lot that can be done with a ‘static’ website, together with the Safe Network API.
With some demo apps that establish a template for a workflow that capitalises on the benefits of Safe, this could be seen as a ‘killer feature.’
What I personally had in mind was apps that would run in the browser, and would provide the front end services needed to conveniently interact with data both in your own Safe, and in other people’s Safes.
For example, you might upload some videos using the Safe Network App, which will be stored in a file system that appears similar to that on your computer, or on a cloud storage system.
However, it would be relatively easy to build an app that gives me an option to create my own website called ‘David’s Great Videos’, customise its appearance, and then point it at my ‘videos’ folder, and display and play any videos that I’ve made public, or when it’s me that’s logged in, display both public and private videos.
If I’ve labelled my videos, it can look for any similarly labelled videos that my contacts have made public, or alternatively for any that my favourite (Safe) websites might have put up. I can also configure where this search function looks first, (eg. ‘Safetube’ might be one of my favourite sites, and therefore more likely to have similar videos than ‘Safemaps’ which is also one of my favourite sites.) Optionally I can also make my own search configuration available to other users of ‘David’s Great Videos.’
We can also make it possible to upload via the CMS with which ‘David’s Great Videos’ has been created, rather than via the Safe Network App.
The same workflow could apply to any kind of media, and my thinking actually comes from applying it to indexes for general search.