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Notify

Invasive notifications from the web

Notify is an application built in Electron.js using JavaScript, Sockets.io, Node.js and Shell.js. When the application is running on your computer an online page displays it for everyone else to see. Green means your computer and application is turned on and red means it is not. From an online page any user can send notifications, activate the screensaver or turn off a computer entirely. This is managed by accessing native software through Electron and sending shell scripts with Shell.js.

This project was part of an exploration, investigating the question: "Would more creative applications in software be unleashed if we didn't start by saddling designers and developers with privacy and security concerns?" I wanted to explore what we could do with software if instead of always thinking safety first, we put interaction first and safety last. The intention was to break from the restrictions and limitations that comes with safe and private applications. The sourcecode for the Electron application and webpage making up the project is split into separate folders.

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