This captures why I've largely lost interest in developing for the web: It feels like any work I put into it is furthering Google's agenda, similar to how making iOS apps is furthering Apple's.
Working on native GTK apps, on the other hand, feels like I'm helping create a credible ethical alternative to those agendas.
@tbernard I couldn’t agree more! I’m also very excited about technologies that allow to synchronise devices locally (e.g. Computer and phone)
Why would I need a server to synchronise which podcast I read, or how many pages I read in my ebook?
If it sounds like Bonsai, that’s because it’s exactly what I have in mind
@grainloom Introduction to Bonsai: https://blogs.gnome.org/chergert/2020/01/01/introducing-bonsai/
The actual repository: https://gitlab.gnome.org/chergert/bonsai
Please don't ask the author about that pet project. It's a very promising one, but Christian is already working on a lot of cool stuff and doesn't have much time to spend on Bonsai :)
Buried inside Google's proprietary crap there's a core of very nice, high-performing, open techologies.
Just stay clear of anything "cloud" or "app store", or anything involving middlemen like delivery optimisation.
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