OT our shipping software is finally finished

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Thu Oct 4 13:45:59 CEST 2018


Matthias,

Congratulations on shipping a shipping software! I think that LiveCode is
the best thing under the sun to build Desktop apps. I wish people were not
so enthralled with mobile these days because Desktop stuff rocks.

Best
andre

On Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> The complete project started in February this year.
> I´ve started with our DHL module in February and finished that at the end
> of March. The DHL part was easier, as the app does not have to create the
> label. The app fetches the shipping data the same way as the Trans-o-Flex
> module does, but then writes the shipping information as XML file into a
> folder which is monitored by a DHL polling software. This polling software
> is provided by DHL. The DHL polling software then transmits the data to DHL
> and if the shipment data is correct, then the software receives the
> shipping label from DHL as PDF and prints that out. At the end of the day
> the DHL polling software fetches the shipping data for all parcels and
> pallets from DHL and stores that information in our database. (We need that
> data for tracking and to export it to our webserver.
>
> I started with the Trans-o-Flex module early April. It began with studying
> the tech papers of Trans-o-Flex, fetching needed information and evaluating
> the needs of my colleagues. For Trans-o-Flex we used a separate program
> and  I wanted to make the change from the old to the new app as easy as
> possible for them . Programming started late  April. I worked on that app
> about 5 hours a day, sometimes more somtimes less. First shipments were
> done with the new app from the 18th of September. The complete switch from
> the old Trans-o-Flex app to the new app was around the 25th of September.
> Since the 18th we shipped about 739 Trans-o-Flex parcels/pallets with our
> new app.
>
> So all in all the complete app took about 8 month in research and
> development.
> Currently i am reviewing my comments in the scripts to make them more
> “understandable” for others in case this is needed in the future.
>
>
> > Am 04.10.2018 um 02:11 schrieb Tom Glod via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
> >
> > All the best and tons of sales.
> >
> Unfortunately it´s an in-house tool and there are no plans to sell it.
>
> Regards,
>
> Matthias
>
>
> > Cheers
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 8:07 PM Mark Wieder via use-livecode <
> > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On 10/03/2018 03:33 PM, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode wrote:
> >>
> >>> This is by far the most extensive app i´ve created with Livecode so far
> >> and i am really happy that it was finally approved by Trans-o-Flex.
> >>
> >> Congratulations. I know this has been a long rocky road.
> >>
> >> --
> >>  Mark Wieder
> >>  ahsoftware at gmail.com
> >>
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