I'm Stephen Gadsby. In my day job, I'm the Instructional Technology Specialist in the Information Technologies department at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. For MeeGo, I'm probably most known for spamming the community mailing list and the forum weekly with reports on recent activity in Bugzilla.
That's my main MeeGo project: the MeeGo Bug Jar. Early each Monday morning (UTC) I compile and distribute distribute reports summarizing the past week's activity in Bugzilla. My goal is to provide information that's useful to both developers and non-developers.
The Qt Quick sessions at MeeGo Conference 2011 San Francisco made me take real notice of the exciting development possibilities of Qt for the first time. The application ideas that have been tumbling around inside my head for years now have a vehicle to bring them to life.
To learn Qt, I've chosen to write an application to store the information from the abundance of little, barcoded preferred shoppers' cards that fill my wallet and maybe yours. This isn't a new or novel application idea, it certainly exists on other platforms, but it seems like a nice basic app to start with and have available on MeeGo.
I'm using Zbar to recognize barcodes held in front of the camera and then storing that data, not photos of the cards. I can then regenerate the stored barcodes on-screen in a large, clean, high contrast way.
One extra I plan to include is the use of the device's GPS and the list of nearby locations--as pulled from Foursquare and/or Gowalla--to identify stored cards that might be useful at the moment and make those readily available.
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