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Re: New KDE application




Hi Rahul, Sayan,

Did this project start? Where do I find the source code?

-- 
Alexander Potashev

2018-01-16 9:36 GMT+03:00 Rahul Chowdhury <rahulc@xxxxxxx>:
> On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 3:24 AM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> El dilluns, 15 de gener de 2018, a les 13:00:13 CET, Rahul Chowdhury va
>> escriure:
>>> 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
>>>
>>> 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.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>   Albert
>
> Yes, that makes sense. We will go ahead with the webview approach.
> Thanks for the suggestion.
>
>
> Regards,
> Rahul