The internet has created incredible ways for us to be connect, communicate, share information, and build online profiles. We use hundreds of websites and apps every day to perform everything from networking to applying for jobs, yet the activity and data we perform within these various platforms is privatized and controlled by these platforms. As a user, there is no way for you to transfer the data that you have created to other platforms, forcing you to recreate and constantly update every place on the web where you are active.
This problem is particularly prevalent in the professional world where individuals may have dozens of websites where they accrue a history and reputation, but there is no way for all of these websites to communicate and share a user's data between them.
For example, you may have thousands of connections on LinkedIn and received dozens of endorsements from colleagues, but when you join a new networking platform there is no way for you to transfer this value that you have built up on your LinkedIn profile. As a result, you are forced to start rebuilding your profile from scratch which can take years.
This particularly affects freelancers who's reviews and work histories have a direct impact on their livelihood. Freelancers can have an incredible profile with top reviews on one platform, but if they decide to start working on another platform there is no way to bring that valuable history with them. This often forces freelancers to continue working on the platform where they already have a history rather than switching and starting over on a new website.
The inability to transfer data across applications can also lead to out-of-date information, not to mention having no idea which applications contain your data or profile.
Despite being the creator and contributor of your online data, you have no control over being able to share and transfer that data across applications.
Dock solves this problem by creating a decentralized protocol for applications to share and sync data and puts you at in control of which applications can access your data.