Renowned Social platforms like Microsoft, Google, Facebook & Twitter have taken up a new initiative called Data Transfer Project that will allow users to transfer data (contacts, contents, and many more) across apps (form one service to another) without needing to download it and re-upload it. The transferred data would be encrypted making it difficult for the third partied to access it without user permission.
Formed in 2017, DTP is an open source data portability platform that any online service can join. The motive behind this project is to enable users to transfer data (import and export data) between online service providers anytime without ant hassle.
DTP already supports a few prototypes that allow online platforms to transfer several data including photos, email, calendar, contacts and tasks. However this information cannot be shared directly online from one app to another without downloading it.
The problem with downloading the data and then re-uploading has challenges. These include:
Data Transfer Project makes use of APIs used by existing services and authorization mechanism to access data. But the transfer of this data could be challenge as the data contained in one online platform may have different format if compared with others, making it tough to switch services. To overcome this DTP makes use of specific adapters to transfer data onto a common format. The format is then changed back into the new service’s API.
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