Viability of *apps* on Gemini? [TECH]
johann at qwertqwefsday.eu
Thu Jan 28 14:12:28 GMT 2021
On 2021-07-28T13:53+01:00, tayevnge wrote:
> Please help me understand viability of creating simple form-based apps
> like message boards, job offer boards, etc on Gemini.
> I am aware there are no multi-input forms but there seem to be an
> "input" feature.
In theory you could do it, have a look at a recent thread on forms in the
mailing list archives:
> Does Gemini support or intends to support meaningful user input and
I don't think so, beyond what is already present with the input and secret input
status codes, as well as just "being on a page".
> Is it realistic to build real world "text applications"?
Probably not, why not use another protocol? (again, see the linked thread)
> How about multi-line user input, file upload etc?
Multiline input is theoretically possible by percent encoding a linefeed.
For file upload, maybe have a look at one of the adaptations mentioned in the
linked thread (Dioscuri, Titan, and Inimeg)?
> Any example apps?
Depends on what you would call an app. You can have a look at some pieces
published on the mailing list:
Tic Tac Toe (seems to be inoperable at the moment )
 It gives me a header of "30 ---------", which does not make sense.
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