The three week period starts on the Mon 18th June 2012 and if I’ll find enough time I’ll be glad to participate as it’s really a great opportunity to dive into Ubuntu development.
Here I’d like to share some of my ideas.
Idea 1: Medication Tracker
The application to help you track medication, treatment and appointment schedules.
- profiles to manage multiple pacients;
- inventory tracking;
I’ve never paid much attention to such apps until the grandma’s cat took ill and been put under intensive therapy which includes various pills and injections some of which was hourly sensitive…
I really wish everyone the great health and long lives, but if you find this app idea is interesting, please vote and leave your comments on reddit
Idea 2: Hassle Free PC Synchronization
While at home I’m mostly working on the PC, I also have a Dell i1300 laptop which is getting in handy when I need to leave my apartments for a while, i.e. visit my parents, grandma or participate in a hack-a-ton ;)
So, every time I’m switching from one device to another I’ve to address certain synchronization issues with a:
- working environment
- projects and files
The first one could be easily addressed with a make script, which I can put into my dotfiles repository, or some integration framework like Chef or Puppet. But this approach still require some extra turnarounds which may looks a way complex for a casual user.
The second problem could be addressed with a rsync tool or some external storage service like Dropbox or UbuntuOne. But, again, the hardware configurations are pretty different, i.e. if I’d tried to keep the systems are identical the one day data from PC would overflow the capacity of my little Dell i1300, also, some project simply do not supposed to work on both systems. And the external storage services does work not quite good with a small files which I’ve a lot in SCM repositories.
So, the idea is to make an app to visualize and track system differences on demand.
Looking forward for your comments on this app idea via the reddit
Idea 3: TrelloChat
The one thing I’m missing is a notifications, currently it limited to emails, but since I’ve it always open in the tab the email notifications not always sent. That’s makes me think that is having some simple desktop integration would be pretty nice.
Basically it would show libnotify bubble and allow you to reply to the messages in a chat alike window displaying entire card and previous comments.
You can find it on reddit as well ;)
Here is few more ideas which, I think, would be fun to code :)
Ubuntu GitHub Desktop
Though someone already posted it here
Twilio provides infrastructure APIs for business to build scalable, reliable voice and text messaging apps.
The weather you’re participating in contest or just a casual Ubuntu user we need you :) Please, find a few minutes to review the app ideas on the reddit UbuntuAppShowdown and vote for the ones you wanted to see in Ubuntu.
Only with your help this contest would end up with a bunch of really useful apps rather then just for fun ones!!!
IMHO, the one thing the organizers missed is to establish the prize for the most interesting and/or most wanted idea and/or most active participants to motivate casual users to more actively participate in the contest ;)