Hey all, I'm brainstorming my next app and want to make sure I'm not doing work that someone has already done (probably better than me!). I'm a high school teacher and the school's web/print designer. I need an organized way to track my media. 99% of the time that is going to mean photos, but we also shoot the occasional video or take audio recording. For each of these records I need to track: - The subjects that appear in them - The media release status of each subject - The original media itself (thank you file column!!!) - Additional versions of the media (thumbnails, jpgs of RAW images, alternate codec video/audio, etc) - Other metadata (previous usages, timestamping, author, etc) Then I want to put together controllers that allow actions like... - Easily link directly to media in the archive - Easily upload new media - List media containing a specified subject or subjects - Create a "game" where an authenticated user identifies subjects in the media (mostly to get our security guards, who know the name of every kid, to identify them for me!) - Other obvious administrative actions (delete, edit, etc) Has anyone done something similar? Anyone interested? I'd be happy to modify/extend an existing project, collaborate on a new project, or just have some beta testers. Thanks, Jeff
on 2006-01-05 18:44
on 2006-01-20 00:22
I plan to build something similar to what you described, but I'm new to Ruby on Rails. Keep me posted on your progress. I hope to get started in about 4 weeks.