It’s time to finally present my project - one idea of mine for which thankfully I chose Yii after researching quite few frameworks (and I had previous experience with more then 5 mature MVC frameworks). It’s a project that I do in my spare time, as a hobby, for over just about one year so far.
The project home page is:
So, it’s a service that helps you keep track of your vehicle expenses (car, motorbike, commercial vehicle). You can enter your fill-ups and it will show your vehicle fuel consumption. Soon you will, and soon you will be able to enter all kinds of other expenses, like repairs, maintenance costs, purchases, insurances, texes etc and create reminders to receive different kinds of notifications when something should be done on your vehicle. It aim’s to be a robust, socially integrated online service book that could also pull statistics for users that want to just check real data about some vehicles.
It’s also fully internationalized - supports all kinds of currencies, locales, measurement units (for consumption, distance, quantity per fuel type) and currently it’s in two languages - English and Bulgarian, but I will expose at some point interface that would allow anyone to translate the service and prepare a localized settings-pack for any country.
I also should say that the project is in early beta (more of an alpha) stage, and I’m not telling many of the things it could and it would soon do, as I prefer to instead explain them once they are finished.
This is my personal car with some data:
And this is my public profile:
What I haven’t mentioned is that when you enter fill-ups, you could point the filling station on the map (yep, Google Maps integration) - so if you actually intend to use it, you could tell me your country and the major filling-station brands so that I can import some venues. Any bug reports and suggestions are welcomed - either here or using the feedback button on the left of the site screen where it would be easier for me to keep track of them. Basically I’m pushing this post to get more feedback and to know if I’m going in the right direction.
Finally special thanks to Qiang for this amazing framework, and many thanks for the help during the development to all you guys in the IRC channel - especially rawtaz and onre! Soon I think I will be writing more code that is useful for more general things and I will share it as extensions or wiki articles.