GSoC Android proposal
cri79 at libero.it
Wed Apr 25 09:43:06 EDT 2012
Thanks for the abstract. The word is spreading on google+!
Il 24/04/2012 22:06, Ngewi Fet ha scritto:
> Hi Cristian, thanks.
> Here is a short (edited) version of the abstract. Let me know if you
> need anything else.
> The goal of this proposal is the development of a GNUcash Android
> application which allows users to track expenses on-the-go and
> later on import the expenses into the desktop version of GNUcash.
> This will enable users to have more complete oversight of their
> expenditures by including expenses which were made in cash
> transcations. The Android application will be able to export the
> recorded expenses in the Open Financial Exchange (OFX) format
> which is also supported by the desktop version of GNUcash.
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 21:42, Cristian Marchi <cri79 at libero.it
> <mailto:cri79 at libero.it>> wrote:
> Great news! Congratulations!
> Can you please write a short summary of what your project is
> aiming at? I would like to use it as the first post on the google
> page of GnuCash  just to test it and see if it gets momentum.
> Thanks for your time and good luck on your project.
>  http://goo.gl/mESr1
> Il 24/04/2012 1.45, Ngewi Fet ha scritto:
> I just got the mail that my proposal was accepted to GSOC 2012.
> Thanks to the mentors and the community for the support
> through the
> application process.
> I am looking forward to the coding work ahead.
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 22:57, John Ralls<jralls at ceridwen.us
> <mailto:jralls at ceridwen.us>> wrote:
> On Apr 10, 2012, at 1:17 PM, Christian Stimming wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 10. April 2012, 01:36:56 schrieb Ngewi Fet:
> After doing a crash course in QFX, I have written
> a small module for
> outputting expenses in the OFX format which was
> proposed as a better
> alternative to the QIF format.
> The code can be found here:
> I am grateful for any feedback.
> This is very good! The code looks clean, with a
> sufficiently detailed
> architecture to actually see the working code and
> producing valid OFX.
> Obviously you have some good experience with Android
> Java programming!
> The way
> you are re-using the existing frameworks (e.g. Java
> and javax.xml Transformer) is very good.
> After seeing that code, I would strongly recommend to
> write the expense
> tracker in Android Java, as you initially proposed. It
> seems to me you
> will be
> able to get some usable Android prototype running very
> quickly. You
> then be able to ensure that the interfacing between
> the Android app and
> actual gnucash data file works really well. With this
> code example, I'd
> you have a very very high chance to succeed with your
> complete proposal!
> Thanks a lot.
> I took the liberty of copying the first paragraph to a
> comment on Ngewi's
> proposal for the benefit of the Gnome folks. I hope you
> don't mind.
> John Ralls
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