I’ve noticed feature requests can transform into app ideas on the Nextcloud server Github, are often closed for various reasons, and often disappear into the shadows. Let’s highlight some, perhaps spur interest, and maybe even raise some bounties.
IPFS External Storage offers a distributed web protocol and p2p filestorage!
To be able to login into existing (Bookmarks, Contacts, Calendars, Notes) Nextcloud apps on other hosted instances by adding their credentials rather than just clicking install locally. A new kind of Federation!
Rclone GUI app for Nextcloud would allow users to users to sync WebDav accounts between a bunch of services, including Nextcloud, Owncloud, Seafile, Dropbox, Google Drive, Backblaze B2, etc. We need backup apps! Currently this must be installed in the terminal and is not yet packaged as a Nextcloud app, but works great.
Persistent Federated Shares - Allowing federated shares to be duplicated and hosted across multiple Nextcloud accounts. The concern in this case is not security, but availability and uptime. Having shares on a single instance becomes a point of failure by going offline.
Example: most admins might very well have multiple federated instances of Nextcloud with no concern over internal content needing to be taken down. The issue in this case is when content needs to stay up for legitimate reasons.