What is it? It is a database with (hopefully) all builds in one place!
Why an extra database? Because it is an annoying process to search this forum for specific builds, extract all information from the complete build thread and to compare these information next to another build!
What does this database make special? Every build will be at one place and there will be functions tweaked to OUR needs to compare every bit and nut from one or more builds
Does it cost anything? No, i want to contribute to this awesome community. So it is completly free and will be forever!
How far did we get We have a working prototype to submit a build and to compare it with other builds:
- Every user needs to login with a google account and can share a build.
- Pictures will be used directly from dropbox
- Compare up to 5 builds next to each other
What do we plan
improve the style (mockups by @karma )
Implement different charts
everything YOU want! (excel todo list)
What is my plan as developer My goal is to provide an unique database tweaked to your needs: I am learned software developer but i underestimate the work of such a “simple” database. I did not plan it very well and have to pay the price for it. What do i mean of price? I have made everything from scratch. I did not use a framework which would have saved me tons of time… I had made several work-arounds which results in slowly developement. My current goal are the following three points:
- Extend the prototype with your needs
- Rewrite the code by using a proper framework
- Make the source code of the database open source
Why dont i make it open source NOW? Because my code is really messy and no one could really contribute…
Why do i want to make it open source after all? Because i like the idea of open source. Why should i hide my database when so much people could contribute in the future. I do think open source is the best way for the future!
Side notes: I have a full time job and have created the database in my free time on my own for free. That and the poor planing is the reason why it took so long to publish this first prototype. But in the beginning of the next year i will have more free time to develope the database even faster. That does not mean that i wont do anything this year. It only means that i can work on the database in my free time after my full time job but i am glad to contribute in this nice community!
If you like the database and want to contribute: Feel free to help us:
- Update the todo list with new improvements/wishes
- Or leave a comment here with improvements/wishes
- Leave a little donation for the hard work