I have a set of static web apps that I like. They have no backend or server-side components. Some of them have a piece of storage; for example, they can store the data back to the user’s CouchDB, browser’s localStorage, URL, or remoteStorage. They all run in the browser. They are also called Unhosted apps....
I have recommended KoboToolbox (and KoboCollect) for nonprofits, and we also use it at DataMeet to collect all kinds of data, including IDVC. For IDVC, I pull the data from KoboToolbox, do some massaging, and then upload it to CouchDB. It works very well. But what if I want to make this whole process real-time?
Today, many apps across platforms (web, android, ios, car) use location (lat,lng) or address as the starting point. But there is no single source of truth for my PoIs shared across various apps. For example, I need to store “HOME” on Google Maps, Uber, Ola, and other apps. If you shift, then you will have to update everywhere. There is no way to sync.
One of the valuable features of Google maps app is GPS logging. It keeps track of where you have been so you can take action if required later. I wanted an open-source, self-hosted version of that.
I love readlists. After it closed down, I used the pinboard’s tag as a way to share it. For a long time, I wanted to own the process and data. Now I do.