Problems with inter-service data exchange

User data is often locked inside infrastructure from which it is difficult to extract for use or distribution outside of that infrastructure.

For example, when receiving a video clip via the social network VKontakte, the user is unable to share it via MMS with another user who does not have a vKontakte account, although both technologies support video sharing. The same applies to audio messages. Copying data from one office system to another requires the use of an intermediate storage format supported by both platforms. If there is no such format, the data can only be copied manually which is labour-intensive and error-prone. Various online systems require input of standard data, such as addresses, educational institution names and dates in their internal format, without supporting direct copying from other systems.

Many systems work exclusively with data obtained in a specific way. For example, text recognition scanner software usually works with images obtained from the scanner, but not from files. If files are supported, there are usually very few recognized formats. Audio and video recording programs installed on smartphones work with the device’s own microphones and cameras, but not with those connected via USB or available via the network. Many Windows applications can only work with a default audio device regardless of the number of outputs available in the system.

In Sivelkiria, the ability to handle specific formats is guaranteed by data type. For example, transferring video to a different system is done without restrictions (although the user is still bound by the copyright laws). Installing a codec that supports the same type of image file allows both viewing these files and using them for text recognition. Other such problems are solved just as easily, by design.