What I have been up to

It has been a while since my last post, so I wanted to write a little about what I have been up to the last few weeks.

A major milestone was the release of the Quazzel Android App. Now you can use your phone to find language partners, make appointments and practice in our integrated video chat. The app supports all features of our website https://www.quazzel.it/welcome/ and is fully compatible with it.

Download it on https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.quazzel.androidapp

The next step will be to realize our monetization strategy. Stay tuned to read more about it soon.

Another milestone for me was to join the freelance platform Toptal: http://toptal.com after a multi-step screening process. Toptal is an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers and designers in the world and I am happy to be part of it. They connect you with clients and make it easier to find remote jobs on a regular basis.

If you are a freelance developer or designer you should definitely give it a try.

Last but not least I wanted to share a great open source CMS for rails that I recently discovered and extended for a client:

https://github.com/AlchemyCMS/alchemy_cms Alchemy CMS has an alternative way to structure the CMS data through reusable elements and essences. It is highly flexible and makes a clean dissection between the content and the way the content is presented. The only downside is that the documentation is not complete, so you will find yourself looking into the alchemy code once in awhile though that shouldn’t be a reason not to give it a try.

One of the best things about it is the extendability through rails engines so you can create an engine for every feature of your website and keep the code clean.

I highly recommend it to rails developers who are looking for a flexible, extendable and easy to use CMS. If you have difficulties with the setup feel free to shoot me a message or email.

That is it for now but I will keep you informed about any updates. If you want to follow my blog and other activities you can also follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/behsaad

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