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From Noah Slater <nsla...@tumbolia.org>
Subject Re: Joint - private sharing with CouchDB
Date Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:37:37 GMT
Very cool.

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 4:41 PM, 36codes <info@36codes.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm getting close to releasing a new app for iOS that leans heavily on
> CouchDB, and thought it might be of interest to some folks here.
>
> Joint is the name of the app. It lets you use any CouchDB server as a
> private message board.
>
> Other private sharing services maintain the data for all users, as well as
> data about which user accounts belong to which sharing groups. Joint is
> different. There is no central "service" or database on which all user data
> is defined. Joint is just the app, not a centralized service. It is a tool
> which facilitates private sharing with CouchDB.
>
> Briefly, the way it works is that you host a "joint" (which is simply a
> CouchDB database) on a server of your choice. Then you invite people to
> come "hang out" at your joint. On the technical side, each person gets
> their own _user on your server with their own authentication credentials
> which give them a role to access the joint. You can host multiple joints
> (one for Friends, Family, etc) and join other people's joints, and all the
> joints are managed in the app.
>
> Currently Joint has in-app signup with Iris Couch to make it easier for
> those unfamiliar with CouchDB to get started. However, I would be glad to
> integrate signup for other CouchDB hosting services as well.
>
> If you'd like to try it out, you can register to beta-test it at the
> following link. User feedback is integrated into the app, so feel free to
> post your ideas and support issues there.
>
> http://tflig.ht/OWmycO
>
> Screenshot:
>
> https://dl.dropbox.com/u/74226390/IMG_0386.jpg
>
> Thanks,
>
> Joe




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