What can be hosted on IPFS?

#1

I am just trying IPFS for a week and I think I love it !!
I start to get used to that new way of accessing online data…

I succeed to host and share files between IPFS nodes. And serve it through one configured as a gateway with DNSLink method. Now, I would like to push the limits further and wonder what kind of application could be hosted on IPFS/DNSLink?

Any thick client (client side application) that get static files should be able to run?
Every client links should become “DNSLink Gateway” links…

Apps like:

Should be compatible?

As seen there: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/08/dweb-building-cooperation-and-trust-into-the-web-with-ipfs/
Will it be possible to add js-ipfs to App and be able to upload files to IPFS?

#2

Yes. However, you’d still need to convince some other node to persist those files for you. This is why we’re currently working on Filecoin.

Check out https://peerpad.net/ for an example js-ipfs dapp.

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#3

Thanks, I’ll give a try to peerpad… if I undestand well, communication layer between nodes is subpub protocol, provided by libp2p library?
Meantime, I found a list here: https://github.com/ipfs/awesome-ipfs

Hours of playing…