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general utilities app

Project Type
Open source idea
Summary

general utilities app

Description
often times i find myself looking for a stupid, ugly, ad-ridden website to do simple tasks. we could create an app that's open source for the community to add what they want so other people can have a free, simple and easy to use app features i plan on including: - qr code scanner & generator - ruler - showing all data from phone sensors (location, gyroscope, microphone data, etc) - ocr reader - network utils and network info (current ip, ping sites, etc) - bluetooth utils (send files over bluetooth) - notification utils (send notif when webpage changes, notif when sensor data changes, etc) - python/js interpreter (maybe) would anyone be interested in helping or adding more utilities?
Tech Stack
flutter
Current Team Size
1
Comments
  • 2
    I don’t know anything about flutter, but I’d be down to help
  • 3
    This sounds interesting!
  • 1
    all sorts of image processing, like cropping, merging, adding text. video to GIF etc.
  • 1
    @theabbie file conversion! forgot, thanks!
  • 1
    @theabbie oh yeah i think the rest is better for another app, unless someone else would like to implement it
  • 2
    I read it and was like yeah nice idea but then I saw flutter and I fucking noped out.
  • 1
    i know about flutter. but what are you want to build actually ?
  • 2
    @uyouthe I am still considering flutter as my next platform for building apps, can you tell me your opinion about not wanting to touch it with a 10 feet stick?
  • 2
    This is a cool open source app idea, great to build together with others.
    Looking forward to know more about it.
  • 0
    Already exists
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  • 1
    📌
    (I don't know flutter though)
  • 1
    Best qr code scanner and generator ever: SecScanQR https://f-droid.org/packages/...

    Also works with barcodes and a bunch of other stuff
  • 1
    Phone sensors: Sensor Readout https://f-droid.org/packages/...

    It's not very pretty, but it has almost everything in one place.

    There's also Trail Sense (includes ruler and flashlight, plus a bunch of useful features) https://f-droid.org/packages/... and GPSTest https://f-droid.org/packages/...
  • 1
    @endor this will be cross platform and include everything, i want my app to be the pocket knife of your phone
  • 3
    @calmyourtities Swiss knifing is against UNIX philosophy. Most likely, users won't need the majority of features you're going to try and give them. I'd split it in a whole bunch of separate utilities or probably modularize it in other ways. Say, for Android, you can peel the parts away from the main app and download these separately, like Termux does. Not sure about iOS though.

    Side note: as an average technically illiterate Joe, I'd be pretty creeped out if such an app requested a truckload of permissions when I only need like one or two things from it. Mind the fact that most of users *cannot* read the source and aren't really aware what the "source" means, so it being FOSS won't sell it for them, hence you're better off splitting it.
  • 0
    @0x5d0 I agree, but releasing several apps that are ad-free and high quality and accomplish all these minor purposes is doable

    However there are good alternatives for most of these utilities. Termux with python is alright, so is Adobe's PDF Scanner, or iLovePDF's (website) services, and Google's Science Journal or phyphox for sensor data (all these are ad-free iirc)
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