Hi everyone !
3 months ago I (re)started working on a project I want to bring to life for some years. It's a P2P file-sharing application designed to reduce the dependency of people to the giant silos of data that are facebook, google, dropbox ... If you are here, I'm sure you know already why they can be a problem for society and democracy.
The problem is, even for technical people, it's quite difficult to avoid them. How would you share your holiday pictures with your friends ? Maybe you care enough to have a private hosting somewhere. If you don't know how to do that, tough luck.
The project I'm building is designed for non-technical people especially. I reused the UX concept of a social network to hide the complex stuff like cryptographic keys.
There is no central point nor federation. You can add contact to form your part of a social graph. You can chat and share files, document, pictures.
Technically, it's an js/Electron app build on top of IPFS. For the UI, I used react and material-ui.
The project is not done yet but is well underway that you can see what the goal is. I'm looking for help and feedback to make it a reality.