What problem it solves:
Solves the problems related to traditional centralized storage like crashing in downtimes, speed of downloading and uploading and brings in great internal features never seen in any cloud storage system. Features involving sharing of data via QR code with end to end encryption makes this drive one of the most user friendly as everything is based on cloud to cloud transfer. The feature of Broadcasting will help many firms to make this app their only resource to communicate for meetings and also save those recordings safely on the drive. This feature of video broadcastings opens doors for many uses cases. The third feature that it provides is the power of sharing data publicly as this drive can also be used for social networking of data.
AND GUESS WHAT, THIS IS ALL DECENTRALIZED!!!!!!!!! And this is the only solution currently residing in the market!!!
How I built it
I have built it using IPFS for file storage, Android application using Java. Using flask as backend.
Challenges I ran into
Making everything work when integrating different sections like integrating AI compression with IPFS storage. Difficulties in terms of bringing in new and exciting features of RTC, QR Code file Transfer with end to end encryption. Currently testing the app as hostel DC++ storage and getting a huge lag as the app is currently running on the Development server. Making UI similar to any storage system. For providing flexibility to users we had to synchronize to the server with the android app with a minimal time lag.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
As far as research, it is the only android app that provides data storage in a decentralized format.
What I learned
IPFS, Blockchain storage.
What's next for DiskSpace 2.0
We will be making the app more user friendly to deploy in the market. Currently the app can have a lot of features to be added. We will find possible usecases to build new features