AIS and ONAV Wine tasting application for Android - ALPHA2010-06-23 12:42:40 +0100
I started a personal project months ago, aimed at realizing a web and mobile infrastructure for wine tasting notes. During the same period I quit my old job, moved from my old flat in Florence to my wife's in London, found a new flat and a new job, moved again to the new flat, changed computer (the old one being back to the lab where I used to work) and started a couple of new projects, quoted in my previous posts.
I think it's enough to justify that my original project - for which I found what I think a cute name: "Cellarium" - is currently in stand by. Still I think it's a real shame, mainly for two reasons:
- there are not official AIS and/or ONAV wine tasting applications for mobiles in the cloud (or at least I didn't found them)
- being now in London, I must say that Italian wines are under estimated and are really hard to find (no, I'm not talking about the crap you usually pick up around)
I decided thus to put everything under github, and if a brave volunteer fancies a contribution, can easily download the source code here: http://github.com/grudelsud/com.londondroids.cellarium
If you are brave enough to read through the rest of the post, you will discover the following:
- code is completely undocumented, shame on me, but I didn't have the time to do anything else, it's just there and you can use it at your own risk;
- wines and wine tasting notes are stored in a sqlite database (stored in the mobile device) and I don't even remember its structure, the only way to retrieve how things are done is to take a look at the two inner classes defined inside CellariumProvider.java
- saving and updating wines work fine, while wine notes still need a lot of coding, both from a data persistence perspective and interface implementation.
The application is intended to help while writing down wine tasting notes for both AIS and ONAV standards, as depicted in the following.
I'd be happy to help/contribute and finish the application, volunteers appreciated. If no one interested in this, I'll probably finish it when I'll retire, using Android v.714.23 on a nuclear-powered-artificial-intelligence-smartphone produced in Mars by Cyberdyne systems.