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The Local-First SDK
There is no cloud, it's just someone else's computer.
The Local-First SDK offers a stack to write applications as productively as when using state-of-the-art cloud-based architectures, while providing the Seven Ideals for Local-First Software 0 -- basically for free:
- Software can respond near-instantaneously to user input. (No waiting on server round-trips, no spinners.)
- Cross-device synchronization. (Pick up work on your mobile device just where you left off with your laptop.)
- "Offline-First" as a subset of Local-First. (Connectivity is irrelevant when interacting with the application>0
- Seamless collaboration with other peers. (Edit and sync shared data without fear of conflicts.)
- Full data agency. (Do what you want with your data, it's yours only.)
- Secure and private data management. (Everything is encrypted, only you have the keys.)
- Full ownership and control over the application's data. (No one can take away a service from you.)
The Local-First SDK comprises the following components:
- User and Access Control: ... (key management, acl)
- Multi-Device Support and Collaboration: ... (device auth, p2p, peer discovery (mdns and via cloud peer))
- Data Persistence ... (cloud peer or self-hosted)
- Multi device support and interoperability ... (browser, native, android/ios?)
The Local-First SDK comes in three flavours:
- A library which can be embedded into other applications, either as a rust library or a C-compatible FFI.
- A native, permanent process shepherding the user's data. Applications can interface with this daemon via HTTP.
As the browser's API guarantees are weak, its environment has to be considered ephemeral[^1]. This is why the optional Cloud-Peer supplemental services complement the browser environment very well (data persistence, peer discovery).
As of now, the SDK is just offered as an ES module, requiring asynchronous import:
import * as localFirst from 'local-first'; await localFirst.init();
[^1]: Most notably this is about persistence of user data (key material and application data). However, it's easy to lose one's browsing data by switching to another browser profile/container, etc.
Under the hood
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