A Progressive Web App for local file sharing
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diff --git a/ b/ @@ -0,0 +1,18 @@ +# Frequently Asked Questions + +### What about the connection? It's a P2P-connection directly from device to device or is there any third-party-server? +It uses a P2P connection when WebRTC is supported by the browser. (WebRTC needs a Signaling Server, but it is only used to establish a connection and is not involved in the file transfer). + +If WebRTC isn’t supported (Safari, IE) it uses a Web Sockets fallback for the file transfer. The server connects the clients with a stream. + + +### What about privacy? Will send files be saved on third-party-servers? +No files are saved on a third-party-server. + +### Is SnapDrop a fork of ShareDrop? +No. ShareDrop is built with ember. Snapdrop is built with Polymer. +I wanted to play around with Progressive Web Apps and then I got the idea to clone Apple’s Airdrop. By doing research on this idea I found and analysed ShareDrop. + + +### Where can I see the source? +[Github](