[guardian-dev] Ripple app

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at guardianproject.info
Mon Dec 12 07:13:00 EST 2016

I think those are great ideas for a panic button app.  I'm not sure that
Ripple is the app to have those.  One of the core ideas of Ripple, as
well as all Panic Kit work, is that the panic trigger apps can be made
super simple with as little config or options as possible so that they
are dead simple to understand and use.  Setting up panic buttons is
already stressful enough as it is, so the apps that work in that
ecosystem need to strive to avoid that stress.  This design is bourne
out of experience with our InTheClear app and Amnesty Intl's Panic Button.

That said, the whole panic button idea needs more people thinking about
UX and making working designs so that we can find out what actually
works for people.  So I encourage you to fork Ripple and publish your
own panic button app.  The code is quite simple as it is, so I don't
think there is much maintenance work to be shared.

Also, FYI, multiple panic trigger apps can be installed and active at
the same time.


> I made a pull request with two features:
> - An option for disable countdown
> - An option for run PanicActivity  when user logs in after a configurable
> number of unsuccessful password attempts
> Thank can be usseful if some forces you to unlock your device, then you can
> set a bad password a number of time and when finally you login you have a
> chance for quickly lauch a Ripple action.
> But in other hand there is a chance than your opponet holds the device and
> ask you for a the pin, so i'm thinking in add an option for raise Ripple
> acion withouth swipe confirmation after a number unsuccessful password
> attempts.
> 2016-12-11 19:11 GMT+01:00 arrase <arrase at gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to add some features to Ripple App:
>> - fire ripple from a persistant notification
>> - an option for disable the countdown
>> - fire ripple after user unlocks the device if a user predefined sequence
>> of hardware buttons was clicked
>> What do you think about?

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