In an effort to make personal data more manageable across platforms and services, Apple has teamed up with the Data Transfer Project.
The Verge reports that along with a few other new additions to companies and features, the Data Transfer Project has confirmed that Apple will join the initiative. The Data Transfer Project started in 2018 and it is an open source to become a data-transferability platform that goes to service-to-service.
If it decreases, it will make it easier for users to transfer the data from one online service provider to another.
Apple is one of the newest members of the group. It joins the stacked ranks that include Google, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and others.
For Apple, and what it is building, the report indicates that this will be a tool that will make it easy for Apple users to add or remove data from iCloud. This will be similar to what Facebook offers with the Access Your Information tool and what Google has with Takeout. In either case, the tools allow the user to quickly and easily download data to a hard drive.
The ultimate goal of the Data Transfer Project is to skip as many intermediate steps as possible, with users who at some point in the future can only get the data from one service to another. For example, being able to quickly and easily upload a Facebook photo album to a Google Photos album.
It is still unknown when a consumer-facing product will be ready to go, as most of the work still goes strong behind the scenes. But anyway, it's good to see Apple jumping on board with the idea.