[haiku] GSoC Web Services Kit OS integration

  • From: Tom Fairfield <antirush.lists@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 23:48:16 -0400

I've submitted an application for and have started planning a Web Services
Kit for Haiku.  Stephan Aßmus commented on my proposal:

 The only thing which I am missing is some kind of vision for how Haiku
applications could make use of the Services Kit (how about "Web Services
Kit"?) in a cross-service way. Ie the user defines his preferred
communication service in a Haiku preflet and applications using the Services
Kit can provide certain basic team work features across any of the possible
services without knowing the specific service.

I've been thinking this over and doing some reading.  I guess the basic idea
is that the user can choose "Use Twitter as communication when possible" and
then any app that makes use of the Web Services Kit (in a generic sense,
obviously an app could also specifically use Facebook, for example) would
use Twitter as a means of communication.
What I'm still looking for is some examples of applications that would work
in this way.  I can come up with a somewhat contrived example of a
application like "Haiku quotes of the day" that allows a user to enter a
quote and then collects and displays the communities quotes.  I'm sure,
however, that there are much more useful applications for something like
this.  Does anybody have any suggestions?  I think that implementing the
tighter OS integration is definitely a path to take - it sticks with the
Haiku philosophy of being an operating system where everything works
Thanks for your time and I welcome any and all replies!
-Tom Fairfield

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