What if you could help design an app that lets you track quilt expenses the way quilters actually want it, and not the way non-quilters would do it? And all you had to do was give your opinion? I say YES, I’ll help! I recently downloaded the app “Project Quilt”.
It’s a lovely app that allows you to track your expenses for each quilt you make. You can see it here http://komakode.com/ , just click on “Project Quilt” to see what it can do, or to download it to your iPad.
I emailed the developer about adding labor costs to it, as this would make it a perfect sales receipt, or even for those of us who just want to track what we’re “giving away” when we gift a quilt to someone. The developer, Karl, and I have been emailing back and forth with ideas to add to make the app sales-applicable, as he hadn’t considered this aspect. I told him I’d pose the questions here, to get opinions from actual quilters as to what they want. Here are the questions:
If you were looking for the perfect app to track your expenses and time, what would you want to see? What would you want included?
As far as tracking time, would you want just a single spot to put in your total time, or would you want to be able to track the time for each day? I thought adding a spot for what you did during that time (i.e. setup, piecing, quilting) might be nice, as most non-quilters don’t realize the time it actually takes to do these things.
What else would you like to see? A timeclock? The app as-is only allows one picture per quilt. Would you want to be able to add more, i.e. progress pictures?
Karl is VERY interested in updating this app with things that aren’t available in any other app. Your ideas would help him create exactly what WE want, not what non-quilters think we want. I appreciate that he actually wants to listen to us! Be specific. Fire away with your ideas!!
PS: I am in no way connected to this app. I just really like it and would love to see it more “quilter-friendly”!