A Progressive Web App for local file sharing
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diff --git a/ b/ @@ -1,29 +0,0 @@ -# Frequently Asked Questions -### Instructions -* [Video Instructions]( (Big thanks to [TheiTeckHq]( -* [English]( -* [German]( -* [免費資源網路社群]( - -### 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? -None of your files are ever saved on any server. If you are curious have a look [at the Server]( -Snapdrop doesn't even use cookies or a database. -But it does use Google Analytics. - -### 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. I liked it and thought about how to improve it. -ShareDrop uses WebRTC only and isn't compatible with Safari Browsers. Snapdrop uses a Websocket fallback and some hacks to make Snapdrop work due to the download restrictions on iDevices. - -### Snapdrop is awesome! How can I support it? -* File Bugs, Give Feedback, Suggestions -* Share Snapdrop on your social media. -* [Buy me a cup of coffee]( -* Fix bugs and do a Pull Request. This is my first open source project, so I am not very used to the common workflow, but we'll figure it out! -* Do Security Analysis and suggestions