Some news about Avialogs... It is about 2 months and half that the new version of Avialogs is online.
Books information continues to be updated and several projects are started:
- On short term: The file upload is still not ready, priority is to finalize this functionality. Right now, you can upload a file, but it requires a manual process from my side to be added to the site. It should be automated within July. Other functionality added will be full screen view for books
- On a 3 months perspective, I have started the built of a bookscanner, based on the design of http://www.diybookscanner.org/ . I modify the orginal design in order to make it transportable easely. On the site, I plan to have better mobile devices support. (Iphone/Ipad app to start).
- On a more long term perspective, I want to start an aircraft restoration next year. A project is already planned, I need now to find other people interested and ready to participate actively (around Montreal, Quebec, Canada).
Feel free to share your comments about Avialogs !
Daily work continues to be done on Avialogs:
I tried a solution based on off the shelf software but it is not convincing and several users reported problems. I start a new version from Scratch that will be completed within 45 days. You can continue to uploads files, but they will be processed within one week.
About the new model of subscription:
Thank you ! We have collected in one month enough money to support the server during the next three months. A particular thanks to users from Poland and Australia, they are the more generous.
Avialogs can exist only with your help, so for less than 1.20$ per month, please register or upgrade your subscription. Extra money will allow us to pay one developer and to add new content and features more fast.
Avialogs is running on 2 dedicated linux servers hosted by OVH
One server is hosting the database and the content, the second one is used for online books processing and backup.
The site is using the Joomla content management system with a few components, some heavily modified to support Avialogs.
Online document viewer is provided by the document viewer of the document cloud initiative.
As Avialogs is launching, feel free to open a bug report if you find issues on the site.
A new engines section has been added to the site with 320 documents.
All documents are currently updated with proper title, around 50 per day.
Next sections to be added are : Newspaper, Research, Military Manuals and finally other books that did not fit in these categories.
You can add your own documents to Avialogs, just upload them trough the "add documents' link in the user menu (you must be loggued in).
Work continues to be done in categories, in order to add them with right thumbnail and formatting.
Please go to the forum and send me your feedback (good or bad) about the site.