14th November

Hello and welcome to another edition of This Week in Solid!

If you are familiar with this newsletter you can skip directly to updates.

Solid is a standard that describes how to build data storage and applications in such a way that users can conveniently switch between data storage providers and application providers and take the data generated along.

This is a weekly summary of Solid progress.

Want something mentioned? Contact the Solid Manager at info@solidproject.org. This Week in Solid is openly developed on GitHub. If you find any errors in this week’s issue please submit a pull request.

Want to get involved? Contributions are welcome.

Updates

New Website

Check out the new version of solidproject.org with updated content. A big thank you to the Creators for putting this together and the user testers for providing very valuable feedback to help improve the website.

If you have any feedback on solidproject.org you can submit an issue for the Creators to have a look at for the next version.

This week we will start a slower user testing on the documentation for developers. If you’re intrested have a look at (insert page) and (insert instructions). You can provide feedback by submitting an issue with answers to the following questions:

Alternatively, feel free to drop by the Solid Weekly call at 1000 CEST on this line where Creators Vincent and Nicolas will be to listen to your thoughts and jot them down.

Weekly Solid Call

Every Thursday there is an hour long public call where newcomers can introduce themselves, anyone can ask general questions about Solid, and we recap the weeks works on Solid.

Tune in next week on the 14th November at 1000 CEST on this line.

Press

There are few upcoming events where you can learn more and meet others working on Solid:

Solid Events are run by people like you, read more about tips on organising a successful Solid events here. Have you seen any articles or talks about Solid this week? If you’ve seen any talks, articles, or written blog posts about Solid please do send them over for next week.

Solid Apps, Pods, and ID

  • LBSPrototype is a way to search for restaurants by location. Update Location adds three location files each with a different precision based on your current location, RestaurantSearch uses your location added to find your nearest restaurants, FindMyFriend shows you friends location detail if they have it and to the level they have specified on their POD to the location files. LBSPrototype was created as part of a masters research project at the University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Notepod is a new simple note-taking app that stores notes in your Solid Pod. It was created as a demonstration of how to create Solid apps — inspect its commit messages for more detailed guidance on reading data, authenticating, and more.

If you have any new apps, Pods, or identity providers, or there are updates to existing Solid implementations, make sure to add them to the list so they get included in next week’s edition.

The Solid Standard

Until next week!

Mitzi László