Started working on Indigenous Desktop, because, well why not :) Currently connects anonymously like the Android version. Written using Electron, so will be available for all platforms! https://github.com/swentel/indigenous-desktop #indieweb


Katherine Moss on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 20:13

OMG! I can't wait for this! Can you do me and the rest of the blind community a huge favour and watch out for accessibility issues? I would like to help test, as well, if I can. Just give me a holler. The one thing I miss about Android ...

swentel on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 20:47

Will definitely watch out for that. I'm going to reuse the same code for a PWA, so I'll be able to run accessibility reports. If you have more resources/tools to test that, that would be great too! :)

Katherine Moss on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 20:49

That's the thing about electron; normally frameworks have their documentation; .NET, for instance, though I can say that regarding all of them.

swentel on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 18:48

Ok. Ultimately it's a web application, so I guess if I apply web a11y guidelines, I think I have most covered.

Katherine Moss on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 19:23

That's a start. I don't know though where there are any specific buidelines for the electron framework, is what I was trying to point out.

Jamie Tanna | … on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 21:11

Would you consider making a Web client as well? I'd probably opt for Web then Electron if possible, but I appreciate that's probably more work

swentel on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 21:19

Yep, that's the idea. Electron will just be the wrapper to generate the packages. The rest is just jQuery and basic css (considered native JS, but I end up writing too many helper functions always).

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