This week is so busy that I don’t have time for a longer post, but I wanted to mention DjangoKit (attentive readers may have already spotted it in the sidebar), an OS X application wrapper for Django projects. Tom Insam went and did something that I’ve had on my “someday” list for a long time. It’s very much a 0.0.1 project right now, but I think it has great potential as an application testbed and as a platform for hybrid apps.

S5 in DjangoKit I pulled out an unfinished Django app of mine that lets you build and present S5 slideshows, and shoehorned it into the DjangoKit wrapper. It works! I can’t ask for more at this point. Looking forward to having more time to play.

Adrian Holovaty commented on Wed Apr 11 00:26:10 2007:

Oooh – I’m looking forward to playing around with this.

Otu Ekanem commented on Wed Apr 11 02:18:50 2007:

Hey Paul,

This is not entirely related to your post but the S5 screenshot made me think it might apply.

We built something to allow you easily create webapps and a quite demo I built for BarCamp was a way of creating S5 presentations quickly and easily. You can see the presentation here The actual content is viewable here

The idea is simply this, you can edit the content of any page on that site and push a button to generate S5’s or anything else you might think of.

Sorry for briefly hijacking your post ;-)


Tom Insam commented on Wed Apr 11 02:42:00 2007:

oooh, I’m impressed. Someone actually downloaded my awful source code, figured out what I was thinking, changed the right bits and shipped their own app.

DjangoKit has had a bad last week, due to an unanticipated coffee/laptop interaction incident, but I’m able to work on it again now…

Troy commented on Sun Apr 15 10:46:59 2007:

I’ve been tinkering with the source and slimmed it down some and expanded some things, when i’m complete i’ll post it.

Hope you don’t mind.

Paul commented on Sun Apr 15 10:52:16 2007:

I assume you’re talking to Tom there (it’s his code). Seems like there’s going to be enough interest in this thing to make it a bonafide public project – if Tom’s amenable.

Parker commented on Thu Aug 30 05:09:41 2007:

Hello Paul,

That looks to be very promising.

Thanks Parker