What is it?
Hanikamu™ is a free, open source web app that helps you share information with your friends and family. You create simple web pages that are accessible from any browser, even a phone. You can share pages with specific members of your hive, or you can open them to the entire web. It's as easy as sending an e-mail, but your pages persist, to be updated and viewed for as long as you like.
Create a shopping list that can be modified or read by any member of the family. Share recipes or directions. Plan events. It's up to you!
Another startup asking for my data?
No! Each hive is hosted and managed by someone you know. This admin is your connection to everyone else in your hive. Need help? Call a real person, someone who actually knows you, someone who actually cares.
No corporation runs or owns your hive. I write the Hanikamu code, but I don't see your data — only your admin can do that. No one tracks you, no one sells your information, no one wastes your time with sleazy 'customer engagement' patterns.
Your hive is your own homemade internet, managed by and for the people you care about.
How will it work?
Among other things, this is a chance for me to test web technologies that interest me, so I am building the first Hanikamu iteration with ASP.NET Core. That code will be posted on GitHub. Your admin will need a domain name and a web-hosting service. I will be looking for ways to simplify the hive setup process, but admins will also need some basic technical knowledge.
When can I use it?
I don't know, I just started this! Depends how busy I am. It's a fairly simple project, so probably some time in 2020.