Re: New KDE application
- Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:54:23 +0100
- From: Albert Astals Cid <aacid@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: New KDE application
El dilluns, 15 de gener de 2018, a les 13:00:13 CET, Rahul Chowdhury va
> On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 5:25 AM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > El dimecres, 10 de gener de 2018, a les 23:49:06 CET, Sayan Biswas va
> > escriure:
> >> Hi,
> > Hi
> >> A very happy new year to all. Hope you guys are doing good. :)
> >> Me and Rahul (CC'ed; IRC nick - rahulch) came up with an idea for a
> >> new application in KDE, and we were hoping to get an opinion on it.
> >> The central idea behind the app will be to manage the expenses of a
> >> group of users. As a user, you can create one or more groups, add
> >> members to them, and add entries for expenses for a given group. You
> >> can also check the outstanding balances and choose to settle-up with one
> >> or more members. There will be options for fine-tuning a given entry -
> >> decide who all have born the total expenditure and by what
> >> proportions, how should the total expense be divided among the members
> >> (equally/specific amounts/etc), add pictures for receipts, add
> >> comments, and so on and so forth.
> > So somthing like a Splitwise Free Software clone, have you checked if one
> > already exists? I know starting is half the fun, but maybe joining an
> > existing project that does something similar and help them build a
> > desktop application would also be nice.
> Yes, the idea is very much similar to Splitwise. They do not have any
> desktop version yet.
> We wanted to have some similar free desktop application in KDE.
> >> We are planning to start off with desktop application with a
> >> decentralised
> >> approach, i.e. the users will hold the data of the shared expenses. Now
> >> again, there is a possibility of tampering with the expenditure so we
> >> might
> >> need to set a centralised archived or something similar data set to
> >> maintain the integrity and persistence of a transaction. We are open to
> >> opinions and discussions for this also. Further to that we will be
> >> building
> >> mobile application for the users ease of usage and add expenditure on the
> >> go. After all, mobiles are more widely used by user than desktop
> >> application.
> >> For settling up we were thinking of integrating some standard payment
> >> gateways (PayPal, etc) but I am not sure of how much of this
> >> integration is possible in KDE.
> > I don't understand this question, just open a webview to paypal and be
> > done?
> Not just open a webview or redirect to some paypal webpage in a
> browser, but handle the entire transaction from the application itself
> with some third party integration like PayU. If we could integrate one
> or more such payment services/e-wallets with the application and
> handle the paments it would be great.
Honestly, up to you, but opening a webview is easier and more secure, or at
least you shift the blame to paypal if they have a hackable page. Rolling up
your own payment code means it's much more easy to make a mistake and get
hacked like it seems happened to oneplus.