HAT Data Browser v2.0 ‘Rumpel’ available on the app store and online
8 Feb 2017: The Hub of All Things (HAT) today announced the release of version 2.0 of its Data Browser, ‘Rumpel’. Rumpel is the private dashboard for users’ HAT data, allowing HAT personal data store customers view and manage their personal information, whilst providing a valuable case study for the viability of the HAT’s privacy-preserving data infrastructure.
The HAT is a personal data ecosystem sitting on top of technology that stores individuals’ personally-identifiable information in private data containers, to which only they have access. HATs provide individuals with increased control and unique data services, and businesses limit their liability to cyber attack while improving their access to contextual information.
Inside the ecosystem HATs can be used to sign into any app or device, and all of the information that’s stored in them can be made accessible to the connected device in a secure fashion. HAT infrastructure modularises the user’s account away from their services, so that access can be granted to both while the whole system behaves normally. Upon modularisation, a global standard of exchanges can emerge between these personal data stores and the Internet applications that use them. The HAT is a creator and a champion of these standards. It has tasked itself with rebuilding the Internet’s trust for exchanging personal data online, upon which “the foundation of the data economy must be built.”
HAT applications are built on top of a massive platform capability, but are still perfectly normal, as Rumpel 2.0 shows. This release of the product signs on, pulls, and pushes data normally, while behind the scenes the data for the application is coming from private and secure HAT data containers, not the Rumpel service. It is a demonstration of how an application can function and behave in exactly the same way any other app would, but with a completely privacy-preserving backend.
Feature releases in version 2.0:
- Rumpel allows new users to sign up for a HAT via iPhone
- Text-based content created in-app is sharable via Twitter
- New Social Feeds capture user data shared via Facebook and Twitter
- Some new data streams available for connection into the HAT
- Sharing options for social posting to Facebook and Twitter were improved
The HAT takes feature requests and hosts product conversations online at forum.hatcommunity.org and has a public poll for features to enter the development cycle at hatdex.org/ideas. Rumpel Lite is open sourced at GitHub.com/hub-of-all-things/rumpel. Learn more at http://hubofallthings.com.
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