[hackerspaces] MyHackerspace status Android app

David Powell davepow16 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 16:19:51 CET 2013

We are located in Baltimore City which has a high crime rate. So providing
a method for criminals to know if someone is at our space or not could be a
bad idea. I know that it's not likely the app would be used for that but
the risk is there. I'm open to hearing reason why I should not be concerned
about this. We already have a page where our members can check to see if
someone is at our space or not. We just tell people about it when they ask
instead of posting it on our website. Perhaps a method of approval would
work so we can at least keep track of who is requesting access. If a member
of another hackerspace wants to know when we are open I feel like at least
they have a reason for knowing. However if some crackhead in Baltimore
stumbles across our website and notices that there is an app that tells him
when we are open or not then I would not want him to have access to that

I guess I could just modify your app myself but I do like the idea of being
on a list so people know they can request access to our status so it would
be better in my opinion if something was implemented in the main app.


On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Aubort Jean-Baptiste <
aubort.jeanbaptiste at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I guess it's not in the spirit of the federated SpaceAPI, the goal of the
> API is to build around spaces publishing public information. But you can
> still use the app without publishing the actual status.
> What could be problematic with a public status for you ?
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