Your ideas for new webxdc apps?

I would like to hear your ideas for new webxdc apps to make/port.

I’ll start:

  • “Share location” app (a lot of other messenger have this function built-in), possibly with compass. Currently it’s not properly doable (see Allow access to camera, geolocation, other Web APIs).
  • Kanban (like Trello).
  • Translator. Some kind of assist in translating messages. Perhaps chatting inside the app itself.

If you know a good place where we can dig up ideas, please also share. Here are mine:

Why I’m asking:

  • There are plenty of web developers reading this (myself included), so some may like your idea and implement it
  • to know the full range of user demands and see if we need to add support of something to the webxdc implementation (like, say, access to Geolocation API).
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Hello :wave:,
I’ve been thinking for a while about the possibilities Webxdc offers and could offer in the future.
Here are my ideas:

  • Webxdc is suitable for turn-based games such as “Battleships”

  • Notes app for “Saved Messages”

  • Editor in which you can work together on a text

  • Webxdc app for controlling bots

  • Interactive eCards; for example something like that:

Currently it is not possible for a webxdc app to access the location.
But maybe this will change in the future.
Then a scavenger hunt app or an app for tourism purposes would be conceivable.

An app to share the location would certainly be a good thing.
But I think one should integrate this feature directly into DC.
Basically, it is already possible.
To do this, you have to mark your location on the map in DC desktop and then send it.

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A notes App already exist :wink:

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Thanks, I didn’t know. :+1:

That’s why I think it would be great to have something like a WebApp-Store.
But there are some diskusions why it would not work yet. There are seems to be problems with licenses and of course missing manpower to create an “Store”.
ADB has a bot for this. It’s a workaround I think. But not really a solution for “normal” users.

I think it’s GitHub - webxdc/yjs_editor: A webxdc app using yjs to enable collaborative editing in a WYSIWYG manner, although @Bjoern said it’s not well-tested.