The Locker Project is discontinued open source software for users to record their "digital wake" - the sites they visit, the purchases they make, and various other activities that they engage in. Startup Singly was funding development of Locker, in the belief that third-party developers would build apps on top of Locker, such as recommender systems.
It was intended that users would be able to control which parts of their locker they share with their social network and companies they interact with.
Developers can write Connectors to pipe data in from a web site such as Flickr, or a local application such as a web browser. Alternatively, they can write Synclets, which are a newer, more lightweight alternative to Connectors.
The Locker development team have started writing code to use the TeleHash protocol (initially created by Miller) to distribute data directly between contacts in a peer to peer manner, i.e. without the need for centralised servers.
- Steve McNally (30 June 2011). "The Locker Project and Your Digital Wake". Forbes.com. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
- Ryan Kim (4 February 2011). "The Locker Project: Why Leave Data Tracking to Others? Do It Yourself". GigaOM. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
- Marshall Kirkpatrick (27 May 2011). "Look Out, Future: Ubuntu CTO Matt Zimmerman Joins Locker Project & Singly". ReadWriteWeb. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
- Locker Project website
- Source code repository on GitHub
- Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium, an industry consortium of which Singly is a member
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