I just discovered OFN yesterday and am wondering if we could use it in Germany/Austria/etc.
Is this project still being pursued?
I’m a German native speaker (originally from Munich, now living in Graz, Austria) and can help translating. Regarding Transifex, would it be free for me to collaborate or would I have to pay my own account (couldn’t afford it) ?
Reading through the OFN features, I noticed that it contains lots of well thought-out things, however some features our foodcoops here would require seem to be missing:
- “continuous” option for units like kg – if checked, customers can order/collect fractional amounts like 0.335 kg (important for bulk-buying (storage) foodcoops where the participants fill up brought in containers and weigh what they have taken) – note: I know you could set the unit to 1gr, but then the price would be per gr too, right? like 0.0299€/gr instead of 2.99€/kg … which would be confusing
- for foodcoops where members can enter the storage room at any time to collect dry goods: Is the “order cycle” system suitable for this? Wouldn’t it be useful to just allow individual (instant) purchases?
(among other possibly missing features)
For lack of alternative software solutions, two years ago I started an attempt to write my own foodcoop software to replace our ineffective spreadsheets. Being a beginner at coding, it hasn’t got anywhere, however here are my ideas:
Recently, I’ve come to the idea that with increasing complexity and features, it could be more effective to build a cross-plattform native app than a web-based app. (quicker, offline/online use with synchronisation, …)
I’d be glad to hear from you,