Zero Data is an architecture for apps and services that enables people to own their data. The name signifies that the app itself stores no data whatsoever: the person using the app decides where to keep their information (storage). This approach has a number of benefits and implies that:
- data is not stuck inside the app (interface is decoupled from storage)
- data can be accessed even if the app stops working
- data can be moved freely between apps and storage providers
- data can be manipulated directly (without an 'app') and presented in novel ways
- a single identity can be used across all apps
- one can create affordances for going doorless
Our first Zero Data Swap was a wonderful exchange about schemas, interoperability, and Cambria. To hear about the next gathering, watch the forum or subscribe to the new Zero Data mailing list.