[hackerspaces] MyHackerspace status Android app

Georges Kesseler georgeskesseler at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 9 00:58:51 CET 2013

At syn2cat we run in automatic open mode.
But there is a delay. On entry, if you don't want to announce presence,
you can push a button. It has a nice blinking light inviting to push. If
not, the status goes to "open" after 30 seconds. We don't have a
distinction between open for members or open for anyone.

If you don't want the app to display to the world if the space is open,
just don't announce that on the API as the API is already open to the
world. The app only gives easier access compared to knowing an URL.


On 01/03/2013 04:25 PM, Nathaniel Bezanson wrote:
> David,
> Is your status tied to an automatic detector, or a voluntary switch?
> At i3detroit, we realized pretty quickly that an automatic system (I
> had originally suggested a HacDC-style motion detector) would not
> respect the privacy of members who wished to work in the space,
> perhaps alone, without announcing their presence to the world. 
> So we implemented a simple switch, by the door, which sets the website
> statusbox to "open for guests" or "closed to guests". It's purely
> voluntary, and a fair number of members don't use it. If we ever get
> around to implementing SpaceAPI, it'll run from this same status bit.
> -Nate-
> David Powell wrote:
>     Is there anyway to password protect the status of a space? We want
>     to let our members know when we are there or not but not the
>     general public. For security reasons we don't think it's smart to
>     announce that information to the world.
>     On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 7:21 AM, Aubort Jean-Baptiste
>     <aubort.jeanbaptiste at gmail.com
>     <mailto:aubort.jeanbaptiste at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         Hi there, 
>         I've made this app using the SpaceAPI to show your hackerspace
>         status, including a widget and the list of the spaces which
>         implements the API.
>         You may want to check if your hackerspace is working, some of
>         them aren't, or the image is missing, etc.
>         app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.fixme.status
>         sources: https://github.com/fixme-lausanne/MyHackerspace
>         Feedback welcome!
>         Cheers
>         Aubort Jean-Baptiste
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