We have recently decided to announce the final & larger half of our planned applications, SAFE-FS.io
The SafeAppStore software is as complete as it can be at present, as we have released most of our designs (#2), many updates, and a revised financial report for the project. While we await SAFE’s APIs for further development–which we are quite ready for–we have decided to begin our much larger application that we have been quietly organizing.
SAFE-FS aims to become a flagship application on MaidSafe’s SAFE Network, to push itself and the network as a whole into the mainstream public eye. It aims to be the first-to-market and most widespread manager for public files & search on SAFE, while being as sleek and user-friendly as possible. We see these public files as perhaps the most important type of data, and the ability to manage and find them online could be the major driving force that powers PtP economics, and incentivizes users to upload popular files to SAFE.
Our deliverables for you today include:
- a detailed website of detailed information on all aspects of our company & technology (safe-fs.io)
- a live concept for users to upload files to and search through in real time (mockup.safe-fs.io)
- a redesigned community forum to host our documents and discussions (forum.safe-fs.io)
- a visualization of our running costs and expected expenditures
- recently released SafeAppStore Company Financial Report
- an aggressive marketing campaign for SAFE-FS and SAFE, with an interactive SAFE-FS Marketing Calendar, for users to browse our Marketing Events & suggest others
- several new social media accounts for additional updates and communication
This is an open source project which we are providing resources for, so that the SAFE Network will be allowed to be pushed forward, allowing our application to be used by a much wider audience. After securing the proper SAFE Network domains and audience, our extensible codebase will be made open source, so that it may be integrated into other apps and attract more users and developers to our platform.
Many features of the app such as governance and votes on aspects of the software may be dictated by the SFSC involved, including the permanent, autonomous network rewards program. Additionally, based on SAFE-FS popularity and use, it can be used as a vehicle for potential future growth, based on amount of users and total size of the SAFE Network and our application.
In short, many file storage platforms of today such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud, Facebook file manager and others do not offer you any encryption, and certainly none that protects you from the snooping / selling by the company itself. SAFE-FS creates a completely open, transparent, immutable and 100% physically secure file storage and retrieval option that is not possible with the current infrastructure of the internet, and aims to be a highly successful and scalable company that pushes encryption and affordable privacy into the mainstream alongside MaidSafe’s SAFE Network.
We are very excited to announce this, although we didn’t expect to begin SAFE-FS until much later. However, as we are still awaiting the SAFE Network APIs, we need to best utilize this time, and organizing this app and boosting our current marketing efforts will allow us to do so.