Quote-quote, an open-source django invoicing app

Nov 3, 2010 − Today we're starting a new open-source application to generate quotes and invoices. The idea is definitely not new as several solutions already exist. But there are three reasons why we want to work on our own:…

Today we’re starting a new open-source application to generate quotes and invoices.

The idea is definitely not new as several solutions (commercial or open-source) already exist on the web.
But there are three reasons why we want to work on this:

  • We want pdf generation based on webkit (via the excellent wkhtmltopdf). This allows much simpler and nicer templates (think about the border-radius, the border-shadows, easy positionning…)
  • We want our clients to be able to go to a (private) url, see their invoice, and download it as PDF from there. And perhaps real client accounts later.
  • We want to improve our knowledge of django, as several of our developers are interested by this framework.

Quote-quote will start as a (small) project corresponding to our needs at Knp. But we hope that others will benefit from this. We are also thinking about a (free) hosted solution if enough people are interested.

2011-10-30 update: the project has been closed as we have written a replacement in Symfony! It’s closed-source for now as there are a lot of Knp-specific features.