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Incentive to the usage of Caixa Mágica

Project Details

Licensing

GPL V2 (the current license used for all Caixa Mágica's internal projects)

Purpose of this project

Project description

Roadmap

Risk Mitigation, Monitoring and Management Plan

Risks

Interaction with the community / Incentives to collaboration

Mentor information

Company

Caixa Mágica Software

Company description

Caixa Mágica is one of the open source projects with most historical background in Portugal.

Born in a college environment at ISCTE in 2000, has been growing steadily for the last eight years, supported by a set of visions, mission and values and a strategy the help maintaining the focus on open source technologies.

In 2004, a spin-off company started, being held a strong relationship with ADETTI through a contract of shared development. The company Caixa Mágica Software had positive results in 2004 and has been growing 30% each year.

Today, Caixa Mágica has 15 to 20 collaborators distributed along three main areas:

  • Product: engineering team that develops the Linux Caixa Mágica distribution.

Currently, about 900 units are sold each month, spread along online sales, store and special programs.

  • Outsourcing: projects that highly demand open source technologies and where our professionals are an added value.
  • Research: European and National projects that feed technology and competence to other business units. At the moment we have a cycle of three years from the initial research to product availability.

Added to the three main areas, Caixa Mágica has three more areas of smaller dimensions but growing: Training, Professional Services and Appliances.

Mentor

Duarte Silveira

Trainee details

Rafael Correia de Assunção Campos

Past experience

In past years have been working in the alphaproject software a school library multimedia management tool with folksonomy functionality. This project envolved javascript, ajax, mysql, php, css, etc. Tecnologys that have given a good

background on web skills.

Was been rewarded with merity schoolarship in school year 2009/2010 with science ministery.

Current situation

Attending the third year of the informatics computer enginner course.

Motivation for the project

Produce Enhancements on the Aptoide app that pass:

  • Firstly: Develop a multiversion system for aplication download that allows choose the version witch better suites your system needs.

  • Second: Produce a simple yet handy, and robust feature to better classify and evaluate the desired aplication.

  • Third: Implement a new look and feel for the app.

References