ChandlerQE for Android

July 14th, 2009 by Heikki Toivonen

The Chandler ecosystem gains a new member: ChandlerQE for Android. Your phone is always with you, so you can quickly send notes to the Chandler Hub, and then use Chandler Desktop or your desktop browser to manage your items.

When you first launch ChandlerQE for Android, it will ask for the Chandler Hub username and password. It will also try to automatically connect to the Hub to fetch your collections every time you change your username or password. The main UI consists of the title field, the content field, the collections list, and the send button. You can refresh your list of collections, and send notes to any of your collections.

This is also an experiment at doing something different in OSAF’s history. Even while OSAF had paid staff, there was ongoing discussion about how to make the foundation self-sustaining. The Apple AppStore and copycats have shown that people are willing to pay small amounts of money for mobile software. I proposed to OSAF that we try this out with ChandlerQE, and OSAF said yes. While ChandlerQE for Android is Open Source like everything else OSAF does, to download the installable package from Android Market or SlideME I am asking for a small fee. I will donate a percentage of the sales to OSAF.

You might also want to check out the initial release announcement.

6 Responses to “ChandlerQE for Android”

  1. Eugene Eric Kim (eekim) 's status on Wednesday, 15-Jul-09 15:05:48 UTC - Identi.ca Says:

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  2. David Stewart Says:

    I’m curious really. I work in the supply chain management industry segment and I’d like to know how this might apply to my clients.

  3. Maria Says:

    Hmm..this is quite interesting. This can be very useful for many android users…

  4. android lover Says:

    I am getting my Samsung I7500 tomorrow, will ChandlerQE on my new phone

  5. Eric Hopper Says:

    I’m really interested in this, but I am unwilling to get a Chandler Hub account. I want to be able to have complete control over all the data in the system. Will the Android app let me do this?

  6. Heikki Toivonen Says:

    @Eric: The Chandler Hub info is hardcoded into the application. If you are a programmer, it would be easy to change the info for your server, or slightly more work work make the info configurable through UI. The sources are here: http://svn.osafoundation.org/sandbox/heikki/android/ChandlerQE/