QField is made with lots of love and passion. Over the years at OPENGIS.ch we have committed an unimaginable amount of hours to make it the project you have grown to love and this makes us very proud!
At times we need to iron out some tedious bugs, solve major issues and give some love to all the development infrastructure. Unfortunately, it is never easy to allocate free time for that, so we decided to start this initiative to fund some needed work.
We separated the initiative into a basic goal and three stretch goals so that the more you give the more we can do!
Goal 1: Native camera integration - 11000€
QField is currently relying on a custom implementation of a camera. We would like to integrate QField with the native android camera and gallery.
This crowdfunding aims to enhance the QField user experience by allowing the following:
Take a picture using the native camera.
By using the native camera, QField will be able to
- Deliver the best possible image quality
- Use many more camera featueres
- Add geotags directly to the images
Select an existing image in the gallery
- The images will be copied into the project folder
- Reuse any pre existing image on your device or downloaded from the internet
Configurable picture names
- Use any name for your pictures, including feature attributes
Open images with other apps
- View the photos in your favorite image viewer. Full screen and zoomable
- Use an image editor to mark important details or improve contrast
Goal 2: Camera + 2 weeks of QField ♥ - 22000€
After focusing on the camera enhancements, one of our ninjas will invest 2 weeks fighting bugs
Goal 3: Camera + 4 weeks of QField ♥ - 33000€
After focusing on the camera enhancements, one of our ninjas will invest a total of 4 weeks fighting bugs and improving UI/UX
Goal 4: Camera + 3 months of QField ♥ - 100000€
If we reach this goal we will put one of our ninjas full time for a total of 3 months on QField. will include a major effort on bug fixing, lots of work on user experience and user interface as well as a nice update of the documentation.
* Immediate donations
Pledges require creating an OPENGIS.ch account (see below), If you do not want this, you can make an immediate donation. This will be charged immediately and is not refundable in case of the crowdfunding not being successful. It does in any case count toward the crowdfunding total. At step 1 of the checkout process, you can edit the total amount you want to donate.
All pledges are pre-orders and will be processed using Stripe once the crowdfunding is successful. To be able to do this our crowdfunding tool requires you to create a user account on OPENGIS.ch and will ask you for a password for your account.
Pledge What You Want
if you want to pledge a different amount, our "Pledge What You Want" functionality allows you to pledge any amount you want at checkout. Simply select the lower level and at step 1 of the check-out process, you can increase the total value to anything you want.
Preferred Stripe (Credit-cards)
For a seamless donation experience and to keep fees to the minimum we use stripe to process your credit card details.
Invoices and wire transfers
If your organisation prefers backing the project via wire transfers, we gladly send you written invoices for part of the crowdfunding effort and integrate it into the main effort. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any request.
If needed you can also use Paypal, but it has higher fees
* see details below