24431Re: Sabha Calendar - Mobile Application Widget
- Jan 21, 2013Paul,
You express surprise at the lack of a response to your email; however, I was hoping to understand how you can help create such an application.
The algorithms are well-established; I presented this at the N. American Syriac Symposium | Syriac Computing Forum in 2003 at the Princeton Theological Seminary and the presentation is at http://sor.cua.edu/Calendar/index.html
Simon Skaria (now at Microsoft) and I implemented the Java & XSLT code to generate the calendar and every year I publish the html (and rtf formats when I have time) on the SOR site.
Since the calendar generator code exists, all we need is to port to any target platform and build the necessary UI. It can be a standalone on mobile devices or web based deployment on traditional web.
Do you or others you know have the skills and time to do this? I can work with someone who is very motivated, skilled, and committed to see the project through; I am very averse to work with any one who is eager to begin but then drops out - which has happened too often in the past.
The other option is to mobilize funding to engage a third party to do this. While this has a better chance of faster completion, I think we loose an opportunity to use our varied talents collectively and build a community that can do bigger and better things.
PS: I encourage those who would like to collaborate on this and other such efforts to come together and use our collective talent for the benefit of our life in the Church. I have a group on yahoo for collaborating on such projects - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tarmitho/ - which languishes for lack of interest.
Thomas Joseph, Ph.D.
Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute (http://www.bethmardutho.org/)
Syriac Orthodox Resources (http://sor.cua.edu/)
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, "Paul ..." wrote:
> I'm really amazed to see that nobody has replied to this.
> As a follower of Sabha Calendar (while @ home), I'm finding it tough to follow the same, as I travel a lot. And, its not practically possible to carry a calendar.
> Therefore, I found that there is a need of such an application, which can be downloaded to Smart phones as an Application widget, thereby, we can view the same on a daily basis, along with reminders too - regular updation possible.
> May I have some inputs from you all please!
> ID #1047
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