I am still a little bit unclear about accessing the network without the launcher.
Say, for example, I want create a simple messaging app/website. What I would like to see is that when a user downloads the app, they are able to enter their SAFE user credentials (or create a new user) directly within the app/site without having to download the launcher. This would be similar to a “Sign in with Facebook” feature.
It seems like it would be rather bothersome for the average user to have to download the launcher, create a user ID (or login to an existing account), and make sure they have the launcher running as a separate app every time they want to use a SAFE based service.
Having the launcher “embedded” would also allow SAFE based apps to be listed places like the existing app stores where people can use them without even knowing that the back-end is SAFE…or maybe even hosting a site on a standard web address that uses SAFE as a backend. I realize this could compromise security but may be a feature that some users would like…would features like this be a possibility?
I know there are currently examples of web based SAFE sites that can facilitate the login, but my understanding is the launcher must be installed and running separately for this to happen…