FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

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FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by trevix » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:25 am

I would like to introduce my new standalone, made with Livecode: FlowReminder.

Flow Reminder is a tool for Lawyers, Accountants and Professionals in general, to track deadlines, based on programmable templates, with multiple choice evaluations.
In short, it is a utility software, to make complex deadline dependencies.

It is FREE, for the time being, and you can download it here:
https://www.flowreminder.it/en/

Would be nice to receive some comments on the product.

Thanks
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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:31 pm

Very cool, Trevix. Thanks for posting that.

Have you considered writing a guest blog post for LC LTD. in this? Vertical market apps are LC's sweet spot, and there are often some very worthwhile stories the process of discovering a market's needs.
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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by bangkok » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:30 pm

Thanks to put the Windows version (the link seems broken).

https://www.flowreminder.it/resources/FlowReminder.rar

Furthermore, do you plan a french version ?

If yes, how do you manage localization work (italiano / english) inside your app ?

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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by trevix » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:11 pm

Hi.
I have postponed further development of this app, because of scarce collaboration from business consultants I was dependent on.
As soon as I have some time i will check the Windows link.

As for French, I start an App with languages that I can handle. Eventually when an App is successful I will be able to extend it to other languages that are less familiar to me (like French)

As for localization, after several try, I came up with a solution that works fine:
- I compose a text file where each line is like this:

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number & tab & ItalianTranslation & tab & englishTransaltion & tab & ...
ex: 102    Cancella   Cancel
On development, this file is automatically loaded during the PreOpenStack of Splash stack to a custom property.

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if the environment is "development" then
--set the dialog property
if there is a file gPrefTF["AllPath"]["PathDialogs"]  then  --is a tab delimiter file
   put uniDecode(uniEncode( url ("file:" & gPrefTF["AllPath"]["PathDialogs"] ), "UTF8")) into tDialogs
   split tDialogs by return and tab
   set the cDialogs of this stack  to tDialogs
end if
...
So, now I have all languages loaded in an array of the main stack.
On the standalone opening I then load the correct language and put it into a global array

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Command LoadDialogLanguages 
     put the cDialogs of stack "MyStack" into tDialogs
     switch gPrefTF["Language"] 
          case "italiano"
               put 1 into TheTab --italiano
               break
          case "inglese"
               put  2 into TheTab
               break
          default
               put 1 into TheTab
     end switch
     set the itemdelimiter to tab
     --select and create array with only the choosen language
     --replacing § with cr 
     repeat for each line tKey in keys of tDialogs
          put item TheTab of tDialogs[tKey] into tLine
          if "§" is in tLine then
               replace "§" with cr in tLine
          end if
          put tLine into  gDialogs[tKey]
     end repeat
end LoadDialogLanguages
More complex to explain the doing it.
Once you need it for a dialog you can simply do:

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Answer "You happy" with "OK" or gDialogs[102]
if it = gDialogs[102] then exit
I may also aid myself setting the property of same controls (like labels) and using the revSetStackFileProfile, but I hate the way LC implemented it.
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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by bangkok » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:00 am

trevix wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:11 pm
I have postponed further development of this app, because of scarce collaboration from business consultants I was dependent on.
As soon as I have some time i will check the Windows link.
:D

Sorry, I was "misled" by the message of evajack ! I thought that your announcement was... new ! I didn't look at the date...
trevix wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:11 pm
As for localization, after several try, I came up with a solution that works fine:
Thanks for the script. Very handy.

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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by kdjanz » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:18 am

Hello Trevix

I too was interested when this discussion came back to life. I was an Architect and discussing scheduling with a client at the beginning of a project was always difficult since there are many steps involving client approvals, municipal approvals, pricing and contract tendering. Most of our projects would take up to two years from when we first discuss to when the shovels actually break ground, and then there is often a year of construction.

I downloaded the program to see if I could set up a template with our typical milestones to see if this could be a tool to help the clients understand that delays during the design phase are NOT going to be made up in the later phase. Unfortunately, the beta software has expired, so I can't explore or test anything. Would it be possible to recompile with a later date so that I can see it working?

Thanks

Kelly

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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by trevix » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:19 pm

Sorry for answering so late but meanwhile new LC updates have posed some incompatibilities that I had to fix .

Both versions, Mac and Windows are now available to download for free on https://www.flowreminder.it

There is a template, named "Crono Edile", that may be can be of help for you.

Feel free to write me if you encounter problems on using this App.
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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by mrcoollion » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:26 pm

Hi Trevix,

This is the error I get when I try to download the windows version with the Windows button that redirects to the following URL https://www.flowreminder.it/resources/FlowReminder.rar.
Not Found
The requested URL was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
regards,

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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by trevix » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:31 pm

Sigh!
There is wrong link on the English page of Flowreminder.
Please go to the "italiano" page and download (just tested)
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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by trevix » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:35 pm

Fixed. Reload the page
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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by mrcoollion » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:45 pm

:D thanks...

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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by kdjanz » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:04 am

Thanks - downloading a template now with the program running!

Happy camper!

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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by JereMiami » Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:49 am

I'd like to see it. Do you still have it?

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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by stam » Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:38 pm

trevix wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:35 pm
Fixed. Reload the page
Dear @trevix - the domain https://www.flowreminder.it seems to be unavailable? is there another URL?
(also, why not post this on the 'made with liveCode' subforum)

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Re: FlowReminder: my new calendar tool standalone

Post by trevix » Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:04 pm

Hiall
I am sorry but I stopped development on Flowreminder for several reasons and also closed the Flowreminder web site.
Now I am so involved in my latest project (www.segnapunto.it/en) that I don't have time to decide what to do with it, and more if to mantain it.

I still believe it could be useful but I had little support from the accountants (supposed to be the main clients for it) that would have use it to keep track of the many ever changing law deadlines.
And, to be honest, I was a little resentful that, having participated with great effort to a LiveCode contest, it all ended up to nothing: no info on who won, no reasons for the winning choice, etc. Nothing.

I It does not run without adjustments with the new versions of LC and OS's
But if you care, i can post the standalone here so that you can take a look
Sorry
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