16 Feb 2017

Brand new My Accounts: Gathering your data has never been that easy

We believe at Cozy Cloud that everybody should get its data back, in the simplest way possible. My Account, our app allowing you to automatically retrieve your data (bills, health data, etc,) plays a central role in this mission. This is why we decided to rethink this app from the ground up.

What’s new?

 

I guess you’ve seen it, we revamped entirely the design of the application. But don’t be fooled by it, we thought a lot about the way the app works. My Accounts is now divided in 3 tabs, each with a clear objective.

Discover: some use cases to simplify your life

My Accounts Discovery tab

Aligned with our objectif of simplifying your life, we imagined this tab around real life use cases (like retrieving you phone bills or you energy consumption history) to help you discover all the accounts available.

Categories: tidy accounts tidy mind

My Accounts Categories tab

With more than 50 connectors available, the need to order them became important. You will now find your connectors organized by categories (energy, productivity, health, etc).

Connected: your active accounts

My Accounts Connected tab

You will find in this tab the accounts you already connected. You will also be able to access the settings of your accounts, to change the synchronization frequency from every week to every day for exemple.

What’s next?

We announced it few months ago now, we are currently entirely rewriting Cozy. My Accounts will be the third application available in Cozy V3, around late May 2017. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to be informed when Cozy V3 will be available!

Tell us everything!

We worked a lot on this new version of My Accounts, and we can’t wait to read what you think about it! Of course we would love to know how you like the new look and feel but not only. Ideas on how to improve My Accounts are more than welcomed as well! You can reache on the forum, Twitter or the contact form inside your Cozy.

10 Feb 2017

Building a Decentralized Internet movement at FOSDEM

Last week-end was held the FOSDEM 2017 event, like every year at the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles), which where hackers from all over Europe gather to discuss about technology and free and open-source software. The entrance is free (donations are welcome), the event is run only by volunteers and it is really amazing.

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Romain (Cozy Cloud employee) and Doubleface (Cozy community member), during their FOSDEM talk

I have been involved with FOSDEM since 2002 (15 years ago![1]) where a Mozilla Devroom has been existing since then. Now that I focus on Internet Decentralization and Free/Open Source software on the server, I have decided with 2 hackers, Taziden and Bram, to ask the FOSDEM organizers to provide us with a Decentralized Internet Devroom. And they did! We ended up with a great schedule covering the following topics:

All talks have been recorded and videos are already available except 2, so go ahead, click on the links above and watch the videos! I’ve taken a few pictures too.

The good: participation and quality of talks

Overall, the whole Devroom was a tremendous success: everybody was heavily involved in making it a success, starting right on time and even better, finishing on time, with super interesting content and promising contacts being made. There is little doubt that a movement is building itself, considering the amount of interest we had from both candidate speakers and attendees (see below).

The bad: selecting talks

We received too many talks during the Call for Papers period, and we struggled to put as many of them as possible in just the 8 hours that we had for the Devroom, knowing that few people show up at 9AM on Sunday morning and many people need to leave FOSDEM on Sunday before 5PM for their journey home. So we decided to shorten the time slots to 15 minutes or 30 minutes, which means 10 minutes and no questions for the 15’ slots and 20 minutes of talk plus 5 minutes for questions for the 30 minutes slots. We ended up cramming 13 talks into the 8 hours we had, but were sorry to leave out too many promising talks due to time constraints

The ugly: room capacity vs attendance

I was concerned that the first talks, starting at 9AM on a Sunday morning — coming after a night of Belgian beers testing — would not get a lot of people in the seats. How wrong was I! The room was completely full right from the start and we had people waiting in line hoping to get a seat (for security reasons Devroom organizers are not allowed to welcome more people than seats). More than 60 people were waiting outside all day long, for more than 1 hours in some cases. I surely hope that the amazing success of the Decentralized Internet Devroom of 2017 will allow us to get a significantly bigger room next year, to increase the scope and impact of the Decentralized Internet movement!

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A part of the line during the day: more than 60 people waiting to get inside the Devroom. Many gave up because waiting was a bad use of their time

Note

[1] My brother designed a Pac-Man-like Mozilla T-shirt for the event

5 Jan 2017

Pigs in a digital world

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Have your heard the joke about the two pigs? I think it’s a great way to start the new year (happy new year!). So here you are: Two pigs are in a farm and have a chat: I love this place! Isn’t it cool that all the food is for free? The second pig swallows its food and replies: Of course, and on top  […]

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8 Dec 2016

Gregory joins Cozy Cloud!

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Once we started our second round of equity financing, we knew that we would have to grow quickly and efficiently in order to increase the speed and stability of our development. This is a challenge all companies must face. This is when it’s important to recruit the best people so they can work in  […]

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29 Nov 2016

Cedric joins the Cozy crew

Cédric joins the Cozy Crew

At Cozy, we like to keep in touch with student communities. That’s where we often meet passionate people determined to find meaning in their work, who are very enthusiastic when discovering a new language and development project. That’s how Cédric found us: he wanted to create a professional data  […]

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