By Ev Bogue - August 5th 2016
The experimental Scuttlebot lite client is a distributed social network that runs in a browser.
This is how a one-click invite looks:
This one is expired, so you'll need to email me to get one for yourself.
Using web-bootloader you load a Patchbay lite client release, and are instantly invite to the network.
The format for these invites is:
Once you're invited you get the full benefits of a social network, as long as you're connected to a Scuttlebot pub, for as long as you maintain your browser's local storage.
There are obvious benefits to running Scuttlebot on your local machine, such as a local database and offline social networking. However, Scuttlebot can be difficult to install for non-Node.js programmers, and difficult to install on devices without full write access to a disk. This makes the Patchbay lite client ideal for lite purposes, such as inviting friends to Scuttlebot and/or wiring up your phone for distributed social networking.
To get the blob you can either add a blob of the latest build of Patchbay or use a release obtained from asking someone on the nextwork.
To get a modern style invite, right now you'll need a pub on a VPS
% sbot invite.create --modern
Once you put all three of these pieces together, you can test it a few times to make sure it works. Next, send an invite to a friend to instantly onboard them to your distributed social network!