I can tell you what I’m working on as a mini side-project. Creating a
small software that logs my meetings (who I met, which company, when I
met them, what are the follow-up items, etc.) It’s going to use
acts_as_textiled for allowing “richer” text entry and will be protected
by some sort of password. It will allow files to be uploaded against
the meeting details. So, it’s a bit like a blog for meetings - just
slightly more specialized. This may have a rich enough web interface
(AJAX, etc. eventually).
In addition, it will have a separate portion that will be called
something like “/handheld” which will be quite similar to an RSS feed so
that a web-plucking software (something that just downloads a bunch of
pages from the net and formats it for the Palm) can retrieve all the
meeting logs and put it onto my Palm for offline reading and for
reference in meetings. The main requirement here will be to render
extremely lean HTML so that it takes less space on the device.
What will you be involved?
- File column
- The usual formatting stuff
- Routes for the different sections
Further down the line, there may be other things to do:
- Write something for the PC that can submit to this log
- FckEditor or something to enter rich text directly.
- Web services or something to sync it with my blog (if I ever have
This will at least in the immediate sense run off my computer - I don’t
really need it to run off the web. The web plucking thing for my Palm
is already a standard download.
The need for this system comes mainly cos I found Typo and Pandora don’t
bend the way I need them to. Also, the whole idea of using Rails for
“disposable software”  is extremely appealing
Interested? Comments from others are welcome