Quote-quote, an open-source django invoicing app
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.