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Re: Odoo inventory management mobile appby
I started a thread to the community to inquire about anyone interested in contributing/financing an Open Source mobile inventory app, and received several replies about using an existing product called mERP. I stated it was not an option for us because it does not follow the same path as Odoo which is "Freely Distributable" to all under an open source license. That is all. I do not wish to debate here this topic further.
Dear Openerp Master,
Free and Open Source are two different terms. Please, describe reason of looking for "open source mobile app".
Even if imagine open source mobile app, going to iOS and Android app markets would be not so easy. Mobile apps are not complex ERP, most customers would not want pain of dealing with source code. Just several clicks and go.
By the way, could you please add real name to the signature? )
Sent via mERP Odoo Mobile Client http://merpapp.comOn 16 Feb 2015 01:12, "Eva Pinter" <email@example.com> wrote:
Even if I totally understand the concept of Open Source, I believe that spending a few months to develop a new application just because you are asked to pay a minimal fee of less than 20€ per year, is really questionable. The price is set, so that the development team can continue to be financed and enhance the system. And you can become a partner and work together with XPansa to add functionality as other partner also have done.This is a win/win situation.But, in the end, it’s your choice and the one of your customers.Good LuckBecause your solution requires a fee and is not able to be modified freely, it has no value to us. Hope you understand.Hi,Let me explain clearer. Your application looks impressive, however we work in Open Source, meaning the software has to be freely distributable and not require a fee to operate. We choose to work with Odoo because its Open Source. If we wanted to work with proprietary software, or software that will not function unless you pay a fee, especially a monthly fee per person, we would work with standard enterprise licensed software.On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 11:11 AM, OpenERP Master <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Perhaps you didn't see the first part about open source.On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 5:57 AM, Oleg Kuryan <email@example.com> wrote:
Is it not what you are targeting for? Below 2 articles describing use cases for already existing Android application that specializes on Warehouse management and integrates with hardware scanners
OlegOn Feb 15, 2015 12:14 PM, "OpenERP Master" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Naran,We do not agree with a paid only license approach as this defeats the concept of Open Source which Odoo is based upon. Plus we are developers.Our mobile application will function much differently than the desktop Odoo interface, and will only serve the purpose of Warehouse/Inventory Management. The desktop UI is an excellent management interface and works really well for a desk person, manager, etc, however typical warehouse workers may never interface with the desktop application and do 90% of their job from a mobile computer. The needs of the mobile application are much different than a forms based approach which is what Odoo does today.
The mobile application suggested here will 'direct' a worker to perform warehouse operations, improve efficiency of the worker, and provide a different user experience than the desktop UI could ever offer. An example would be directing a worker to a pick where they would confirm by scanning an item, then directing them to another location after verification. The desktop application has several limitations which prevents this type of user experience.In addition to these capabilities, the application will add new inventory management concepts to Odoo with emphasis on bin level inventory management, putaway, picking, and replenishment.A better description of what is being proposed would be an extension of the WMS with a full mobile interface.On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 2:37 AM, Naran M <email@example.com> wrote:
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Here's the features were looking at:Reslotting productReplenishment in warehousePrint labels from a mobile device to a network printerSome of these features may require an extension of the Odoo framework.The architecture would either be a Flask app or Web2py application that uses XML-RPC API to Odoo. It would be something like Jquery front end or just a simple button interface. Ideally it works on HTML5 browser.
This would not be an App, it would be a web application that runs on a server, therefore making it platform independent as long as the mobile device supports HTML5.Once complete, this would be a fully open source free program.