As we discovered that Dutch law allows Cooperatives to be Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives, we have been filling in the details on how the different stakeholder groups – Consumers, Workers and Contributors – should get a say in Memri’s decision making process. This week we sent all the documents to the notary to actually get the incorporation process started. It will probably take a few iterations before we have everything in place, but we are very confident that we will find a way to ensure Memri will stay in line with the interests of its stakeholders.
iOS Front end
The iOS app is becoming more stable as many of its functionalities are rewritten to improve the performance. We also added a demo database, so you can see the app at work right away. We can imagine you first want to try the app before you actually take the effort of importing your own data from the many data silos it's stored currently.
Furthermore, the photo viewer has improved, now supporting all the functionalities you would expect.
Downloaders / Importers
The WhatsApp functionality has been improved and extended this week. To really be able to use WhatsApp through Memri, importing your messages is not enough: It also requires registration, login, rooms, sending messages and more. We want to make the setup up process as easy as possible, so that you can continue your conversations in the Memri app right away.
We also started to import mail using the IMAP protocol. This has many challenges as the protocol is not very strict and different email providers use different standards. We of course don’t want to omit any of the information of your email, but still be able to show all messages in a uniform way with good UX.
Memri introduction video
As you probably noticed if you read more of these blog posts, Memri is a complex product with many interconnected parts. This is inevitable, as we need a back end, multiple front ends, importers, indexers etc. That’s why we wrote a script for a video to explain Memri to developers. It will be a short introduction of what we want to achieve with Memri, and explain the architecture we created to accomplish that. We are excited to show it once it's finished!