yunity heartbeat 2017-12-10

yunity heartbeat 2017-12-10

The yunity heartbeat - news from the world of sharing, fresh every two weeks.

foodsharing-dev

Happy Birthday, foodsharing! The 12.12.2012 was a big date - when lebensmittelretten.de and foodsharing.de merged into what you know of as foodsharing.de today.
This date was also chosen as the launch date for a new media campaign to spread the word about foodsaving and foodsharing even more. This is why a new landing page is published at the same time as this heartbeat.

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yunity heartbeat 2017-11-26

yunity heartbeat 2017-11-26

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Karrot

"Steady progress" could be an apt summary for the last two weeks. Nick got the Android app ready for testing and kept thinking about the best way to deliver automated builds to beta testers. Janina worked with Tilmann on the groups pickup page, fueled by user feedback. There's still an ongoing discussion about which pickup dates to show in which place, input is highly welcome. Lukas finished his first Karrot coding task, which was about improving the backend code structure. Tilmann spent most of his karrot coding time in refactoring, bringing the code into better shape. The focus lies on improving the backend API structure, the frontend state management, error handling code and data loading.

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yunity heartbeat 2017-11-12

yunity heartbeat 2017-11-12

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Karrot

Launch of a new version! After months of coding, we replace our good old AngularJS frontend with the shiny new VueJS version. It features much more than just changed internals:

  • Fresher colors, new layout and improved forms
  • You can talk with other members on the new "wall", the home page of your group
  • Better mobile navigation with tabs on top and bottom navbar
  • Profile pages are much richer
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yunity heartbeat 2017-10-29

yunity heartbeat 2017-10-29

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Foodsaving Worldwide

Sooo many mails! You guys out there are really amazing! And all of a sudden you all reach out to us! :D This is exactly what we wanted, but lately we really feel a shortage of (wo)manpower to handle all the communication needed to answer everybody's questions. So if you wrote a mail to us and have not yet received an answer, please don't be disappointed: We will definitely get back to you, it may just take a while. Sorry!

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yunity heartbeat 2017-10-15

yunity heartbeat 2017-10-15

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Foodsaving Worldwide

We recently received quite some mails again!
Christopher wants to carry the foodsaving and foodsharing movement to Canada, Patrycja to Hamar in Norway, Nana to Manchester in the UK and Alice to Besançon in France. On that note, here's some updates about already existing projects:

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yunity heartbeat 2017-10-01

yunity heartbeat 2017-10-01

The yunity heartbeat - news from the world of sharing, fresh every two weeks.

Foodsaving Worldwide

The Hackweek is over and we are back to working together in a remote way. But we're still feeling the momentum brought to us through the time of being closely together and we achieved quite much:

  • We have a prototype for a static info page that is to be reachable via foodsaving.world
  • Our hosted instance of the Karrot software will move to app.foodsaving.world (to be decided) to make it more clear that foodsaving worldwide and Karrot are not the same
  • Karrot-frontend gets steadily rewritten and foodsharing.de development sees a surge of activity. Read more about these two topics down below:
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yunity heartbeat 2017-09-03

yunity heartbeat 2017-09-03

The yunity heartbeat - news from the world of sharing, fresh every two weeks.

foodsaving.world

Rails Girls Success

The RailsGirls are getting more and more experienced sailing over the ocean of code! Read everything about their first big adventure in their very own fairy tale.

Latest development activity

Since the last changelog in Heartbeat 2017-08-06, a lot of things happened! I'm going to highlight relevant discussions and changes.

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yunity heartbeat 2017-08-20

yunity heartbeat 2017-08-20

The yunity heartbeat - news from the world of sharing, fresh every two weeks.

foodsaving.world

Foodsharing Taiwan won the g0v grant and will use the money that they'll receive partially to support foodsaving.world development!

It is the 2017 Autumn g0v Civic Tech Prototype Grant specifically, which will support the necessary steps for foodsharing Taiwan to really start using the foodsaving tool. Thanks to Stefan, who wrote a long and detailed application, where he explained the need for foodsaving and the advantages of having a platform to do so, foodsharing Taiwan will now receive 500.000 TWD. After taxes (which will be huge since Stefan is a foreigner) the money will be used to finance local things for Taiwan first of course, like printing flyers and paying travel costs for meetings and presentations. What's left afterwards will be distributed between active contributors to the foodsaving tool using a time tracking system.

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yunity heartbeat 2017-08-06

yunity heartbeat 2017-08-06

The yunity heartbeat - news from the world of sharing, fresh every two weeks.

foodsharing.de light

We merged the first contributions from a new contributor, a skilled programmer called Jannis, who joined us at the hackathon. He's improved the metadata of the site.

He also started work on solving some tricky issues on the nodejs chat server which the existing and light versions of the site both need to conncet to - this is the last remaining issue before we can publish the light version of the site further!

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