Stumbling through devposts and fintech, I came across this site that claims you can "Build apps backed by Filecoin, no infrastructure required." Decentralized file storage based on digital coin technology. Automatic replication across network. Freeee*. Bam, I'm already sold and brainstorming project...
- Filestore for some database
- Nextcloud clone
- Wetransfer clone
Okay, for 1. I could consider implementing that sometime in the future for some project. But we want to do something a little fun...
For 2... too many variables. Too much to cover. Would eventually have to implement Desktop Client.
For 3... seems like a good fit. A simple file-sharing app.
- A crazy-long URL like https://baf05eifw7aroo4aue6nmfn4llm4cxfbuumxxhz2qqfx6bo4yeax2pjpbde.ipfs.dweb.link/ is unwieldy, to say the least. Therefore we will need a link shortener involved somehow. I will have to read this post:
- Oh my, there's no encryption, and anyone who has my file's CID can access it. Plus, since I own the key from for all the CIDs, I can log in to web3.storage and see everything everyone has uploaded. Do I want to involve encryption? (Note: Warn users that they should (strong) encrypt their files before uploading.)
- I'm going to have to choose some framework stuff, so I'm choosing Vue 3, plus Equal UI to try out and hope that it will make a few things easier. (Note: Probably you should use the UI framework you're familiar with. I chose Equal, because it seems to have the best support for Vue 3, whereas Buefy... which I would have loved to have used, I couldn't get set up with Vue 3.)
Before I get much farther in this, I'm going to take a breath and see if there's anything else I need to consider... Anonymous... Would that pose a risk of bad stuff happening on my account. Hmmm. I am not sure how to avoid this.
Stay tuned, for my little tutorial on how to make something along these lines: