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  1. Building Blocks For People Focused Mobile Communication

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    I'm at IndieWebCampSF and today, day 2, is "hack" or "create" day so I'm working on prototyping people focused mobile communication on my own website.

    A few months ago I wrote about my frustrations with distracting app-centric communication interfaces, and how a people-focused mobile communication experience could not only solve that problem, but provide numerous other advantages as well.

    Yesterday I led a discussion & brainstorming session on the subject, hashtagged #indiecomms, and it became clear that there were several pieces we needed to figure out:

    • Mockups for what it would look like
    • URLs for each communication service/app
    • Markup for the collections of links and labels
    • CSS for presenting it like the mockups
    • Logic for presence / availability for each service
    • Client Platform Detection for conditional display of platform specific apps
    • Contextual Tests for user time of day, calendar, do not disturb requests etc.

    So that's what I'm working on and will blog each building block as I get figure it out, create it.