Hello community, developpers and @jeremyruston in particular,
I am working with TW most of the time with browser and server, but I have come to the belief that TW would need a transplatform app with the possibility to collaborate to gain more popularity among a less tekki public. Some time ago a came across ssb and manyver.se and made a post on this topic in the forum. Since then I made some efforts to understand how this works and whether this could be compatible. So now I want to ask you, what you think of this idea.
Would it be possible to replace nw.js with another node.js framework to create a tiddlywiki-app for all plattforms? And would you support such an attempt?
I stumbled into a short conversation with André Staltz, the creator of manyverse which is an app for SSB secure scuttlebutt which is present on all plattforms.
Scuttlebutt/Manyverse and Tiddlywiki/Tiddlydesktop seem to have a lot in common - both depend on json and node.js - and I thought a fusion could be a great tool for offline-editing and syncronization of TW between different devices and for collaborating.
Staltz just published a node.js (-framework?) for mobile devices GitHub - nodejs-mobile/nodejs-mobile: Full-fledged Node.js on Android and iOS and and a tool to compile node.js native apps for this GitHub - staltz/prebuild-for-nodejs-mobile: CLI tool to compile node.js native modules for mobile.
I think it would be a great leap forward for TW if there was a synchronizing trans-plattform app to work with tw with the possibility of collaboration. And it could be a great enhancement for Manyverse which so far lacks the features of working with the content that Tiddlywiki provides.
If you think this is possible and support this, I would propose to André Staltz to make a fork of Manyverse that includes TiddlyDesktop.
Best wishes Jan
P.S.:There is a very practical Video-Walk through the code of manyverse Manyverse codebase walkthrough (2020-03) - YouTube