Leaving Apple and Google: /e/ is the symbol for “my data is MY data”

Gaël Duval
Jul 12, 2018 · 4 min read
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  • we have started to review the OS settings user-interface. We will do a complete review and launch a big redesign project for this (including redesigning some Android graphical widgets) starting in September, but already we are starting to improve the theme colors.
  • we are probably moving from Jelly to Firefox (Fennec actually) as default web-browser. The reason is that Jelly web views don’t support oauth2 authentication, and we need it.
  • we are working hard to provide a solution for an “/e/” identity solution. We want /e/ users to access their /e/ email, /e/ drive, /e/ calendar etc with a single sign-on. This is a complex project, and I’m not sure yet it will be ready for our beta release by the end of August, but it definitely raises the bar to a much higher and interesting level than I previously expected for this year.
  • we are evaluating using “Magic Earth” as the default Maps application for /e/. This is a nice and efficient application, that is using openstreetmap for map tiles, but the issue is that it is not an open-source application. So I’m discussing with the application publisher to learn more about the privacy of user data.
  • shortly we will be adding two new build targets: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S7 to start a partnership with a corporate that could sell smartphones loaded with /e/

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Software engineer, Entrepreneur (Mandrake-Linux 1998, Ulteo 2006, /e/ 2017), Open Source advocate. https://www.indidea.org/gael/blog/about-gael-duval/

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Software engineer, Entrepreneur (Mandrake-Linux 1998, Ulteo 2006, /e/ 2017), Open Source advocate. https://www.indidea.org/gael/blog/about-gael-duval/

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