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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2022-10
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Solid Usable App Tools Project

Improve developer experience for W3C Solid

The Solid project is one of the best known efforts promising to bring individual data ownership to the people of Europe and the world. While Solid has many use cases, a common example is an alternative to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where a user can own their own social media data. But, Solid's current specification, implementations, and developer tools are not yet able to support a full-fledged social media alternative. This project will aide the ongoing specification and developer tool development for Solid by filling in the gaps that are currently preventing a "home-run" app from being created on Solid.

Particular areas of concern for this project are: Authentication for Mobile Apps and Bots, Real-Time Notifications, and Easier Devtools (which caters also for developer that lack much prior knowledge of linked data). In addition, the project will produce a tutorial series to make developing apps on Solid as easy as learning how to use more mainstream technologies like React.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.