I was imagining a future where remoteStorage (and maybe also Sockethub) is an option wherever Nextcloud, Wordpress, or even Email is a ‘one-click install’. I consider these a kind of ‘app store’ for developers like me who are not well-versed in server management but can use control panels and maybe run a few commands in the terminal; I think there’s a lot of us out there.
The options that seem accessible to me are:
- DigitalOcean Marketplace https://marketplace.digitalocean.com
- Heroku Buttons Heroku Buttons | Heroku
- [open-source] CapRover one-click apps: https://youtu.be/VPHEXPfsvyQ?t=360
- [open-source] Yunohost apps: Application catalog | Yunohost Documentation
- Cloudron self-hosting: Cloudron - App Store
- [open-source] FreedomBox: https://freedombox.org
Are there more that could be on this list?
From my experience explaining remoteStorage to people, the biggest barrier to adoption has been the lack of providers. I was also told once something to the effect of “it’s hard to see how remoteStorage advances beyond a spec until other people can install it themselves.”
If there are specific barriers to making this as simple as, let’s say, Wordpress (one-click, app store style), maybe let’s enumerate and discuss them here. Would it be easier to realize this kind of project with funding? Who from previous remoteStorage contributors or from the Internet at large might be able to work on this?
Infrastructure is not my strength but I could contribute by writing guides and maybe doing video tutorials on how to set up on those platforms. And I would like to run my own instance so I could also test.
I realize after writing this that I asked this a different way before, but the goal is more specific here.