Dear OFN community,
We want to share the web-app tool RutesCompartides (we have developed in Catalunya, for collaborative logistics) and to ask for your collaboration, as we would like to join efforts to develop an API to connect this tool to the OFN software.
We think it would be great to have these 2 tools working together, so it would be easier to order products through Katuma (in our case, it’s the name of the catalan instance for the OFN software) if it was linked to RutesCompartides (a transport solution), in an easy way for users (just one login).
Rutescompartides.cat is free software; you can find its code here: Komun / RutesCompartides.cat · GitLab
We would also like to develop “rutescompartides.cat/otherPlace” so it’s useful to use this tool in other places apart from Catalunya (so any help for this and translations, will be also very welcome!)
HOW DOES RUTES COMPARTIDES WORK:
If a producer is planning to deliver her products and there’s some spare space in her vehicle, she publishes the «route» (“publicar ruta”) and the date and time of departure. She will also specify the type of vehicle she’s using (if it’s refrigerated, isotherm, freezer or dry).
If another producer needs to send any products to a consumer, she can publish her «order» (“publicar comanda”), a specific date or a maximum date of arrival, and the type of vehicle that her products require (if any).
If the route (“ruta”) and the order (comanda) match in place (or distance, as both producers can specify the amount of Kms they agree to drive from the specific departure or arrival places), time and type of vehicle, both producers will be notified so they will get in contact with the other part, if they agree to do so, to confirm the details of the transport to share the route.
There are some other details (payment methods, communication…) that we are still going to improve in the next couple of months (and we can talk about them), but we would really love to see RutesCOmpartides working together to ease and promote the use of Katuma, so if you also think this tool can help this aim, let’s work together on it!