We’ve presented Augabis to our classmates!

Wednesday, we have finally presented Augabis to the other students from Master E-Services.

As we promised, here are the poster and the video we have made to present our project!

The video

Below is the video we have made. English subtitles are available if you don’t speak French ūüėČ

We would like to thank Nathalie Vaurette, our Video teacher, for her advises, Armand Bour, a friend of ours who accepted to play in our video (check out his and his partner’s project, Crispy Magic!), and LILLIAD Learning Center¬†staff who have accepted that we use their¬†Salle Y, a space designed to make new teaching methods¬†emerge.

The poster

Aren’t you tired by all these Post-it?

And now?

Augabis’ source code will be opened¬†very soon (probably after Valentine’s Day), just after¬†having tweaked some details to make it possible for a future community to contribute to source code.

In the meantime, I would like to thank very much:

  • Yucheng, who has joined me on this project and has made a really nice work
  • C√©dric Houbart, who oversaw our project
  • Jean-Claude Tarby, lecturer at the University Lille 1, who has accepted that we work on Augabis during¬†Platine Projects
  • The students from ESAAT, who advised us for the graphic identity, and Sol√®ne for the great logo
  • Marius Bilasco, the Master E-Services training manager who has a little advertised about Augabis on Twitter
  • And you, dear reader, who follow this blog!

Preparation before rushing

As for all projects, before starting the development of Augabis, it is really important that we know what we’re talking about. That’s why today, we have discussed how we will develop the project, and, more precisely, we have created a first version of the Unified Model Language (UML) sheet representing the database.

An UML diagram representing the database (v1)
An UML diagram representing the database (v1)

As you can see, each user will be able to classify their notes in folders (s)he can create, and each note can have different tags and one or several reminders. The choice of being able to add several reminders to a note comes from a personal experience: sometimes, you want to do be reminded you have to do something, but you know you’ll not have the time to finish it because you have other things to do. So you work on it, and then, if you think about it, you create a new reminder. But why not creating several reminders at once? That’s what you’ll be able to do in Augabis ūüôā

Each reminder can be made by date and time or by place. This will especially be useful on a smartphone application, but could be implemented on the website too, by using JavaScript’s Location and Notification APIs (don’t worry about that, it will be entirely configurable ;)).

Each note can be associated to another note, so that you can create a real ToDo-list for one theme, and each note (and subnote) has a progression.

Next week, we will create some mock-ups in order to make a better idea of what it could look like.

Meeting with coach Cédric Houbart

Hey there.

Although there is no silver bullet, we could still improve our work in a less quick but more powerful way. That’s why we have a coach, an alumnus of our discipline who have been working for years.

This week we met our coach C√©dric Houbart at Akedo, an amusement arcade in Lille. In fact, it is a very nice place to play and it has a big status of Link who is the character of the Legend of Zelda…

Back to the topic, we discussed about the project: what we are going to do, how we plan the development, which languages and which frameworks we are going to use. Cédric has expected a meet for every two weeks until the delivery to check the progress and give us professional suggestions.

Anyway, we have made sure all things in the project is clear. The next step will be start programming!

Welcome on Augabis’ blog!

Dear Visitor, welcome to our blog dedicated to Augabis project!

We are two students at Universit√© Lille 1 (Nothern France), J√©r√īme Tanghe and Yucheng Cao, and we are the developers of Augabis as part of our training in¬†Platine¬†unit, where we are invited to develop a project of our choice.

What’s Augabis?

Augabis is a free (as in freedom), self-hostable Web application designed to manage your ToDo-lists. Its goal is to help you to get rid of proprietary software like Evernote or Todois with an open-source (GPLv3) solution.

It is inspired by wallabag project, a free software that allows you to save links you want to see later.

Can I contribute?

Source code is currently not available, so it is currently not possible to contribute directly on it, and the¬†beta version will probably come late. But there are many other ways to help us if you want! How? Well, that’s easy: (almost)¬†once a week, we will write a post on this blog to inform¬†you of the progress of the project, and leak some screenshots and functions of the application. Feel free¬†to tell us in the comments your opinion and your ideas to improve them! ūüôā