[Chicago] Chance to try out AppEngine (and make my life easier)

Garrett Smith garrett at mojave-corp.com
Wed Apr 9 00:02:46 CEST 2008

I'd be very interested in helping. The Metra application sounds like a great idea. I'm still looking up the schedules using the damn PDF scans they post on their crappy web site (apologies to the Metra site developers, if they happen to be on this list...I'm sure it has something to do with budget cutbacks.)

----- "Cosmin Stejerean" <cstejerean at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, it seems there is an ability to invite developers to
> collaborate
> with you on an application.
> I've been planning for a while to create a better interface to the
> Metra train times (metrarail.com). I'd like something with Twitter
> integration (so I can ask from SMS what the next train is) and a
> smarter ability to search (remember my stations and only show me
> upcoming train times for the current day of the week by default).
> I've started working towards this in Django but it seems like a
> perfect excuse to to start doing some AppEngine work. Let me know if
> you'd like to help with this and I can try to add you as a developer
> to the project (you'll need Git for this, I have 2 GitHub invitations
> left if anyone is interested). Also let me know if you have any other
> suggestions or ideas for the project.
> --
> Cosmin Stejerean
> http://blog.offbytwo.com
> PS.
> Completely unrelated but, you have the ability to restrict
> authentication to your Google Apps domain. This means it is possible
> to create (and perhaps resell) applications designed for internal use
> only and integrate it into the existing Google Mail, Docs, etc.
> http://code.google.com/appengine/articles/domains.html
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