I wonder if I could be any good at Android development, because I'll be damned if there isn't still a need for a Google Calendar reminders workalike in Y2K19. (A mission-critical need for me, at any rate, and I suspect others who have a complex relationship with linear time.)

But like. It'd be so much more a thing I might actually do if I could get even $50/mo out of it. And I would open source it and I just don't know how well beg-ware gets compensated, even for cool fedi devs.

I have always liked UI/UX work though, I feel like mobile apps might be an area where I could shine? The other I suspect being whatever Venn diagram contains both microcontrollers and weird glue code (I first got paid to code in high school, developing automated ways to transmogrify & normalize previously hand-edited scientific bibliographies.)

Next question, since I have come to appreciate the feng shui of my environments in shaping my willingness to do a thing: what are good ways to develop on without touching a lick of Java?

I'll entertain any suggestion that's both stable/unlikely to bite me with its own bugs, and has a reasonably large userbase exercising it. I personally enjoy Python but I'm open to other cool languages.

@kbve If I did that, would it have a head start at being, say, also a progressive web app, or generally working in a browser too?

Dont know what you looking for, if this may be any use or if you may already know about these-

I use Etar as my calendar with Calendar Notifications

Etar - OpenSource Calendar

Calendar Notifications (Advanced calendar notifications) -

Also offline calendar for on device calendar & DAVx⁵ to sync Nextcloud calendars

Offline Calendar -

DAVx⁵ (CalDAV/CardDAV Synchronization) -

@dazinism Hey, thanks for this. I'm in a hurry so I haven't looked at the links but I suspect that all those apps have reminders *for events* but not reminders in the style of Google Calendar reminders, which are their own type of event.

What I'm really looking for is the UX of first-class Reminders in Google Calendar on my phone: a (potentially repeating) notification which pops up at a given time, is snoozable, and doesn't go away until dismissed. This is not an easy thing to find.

@dazinism Currently I'm using aCalendar+ (paid, even) with DAVx5 syncing it to a back end on my little home server, btw.

None of the apps I've found, to-do apps, notification apps, etc, offer the same UX of Reminders in gcal which really works well for my brain and integrates well with the phone OS.

So that's why I'm thinking about writing it. Of course given life factors that's a LOT harder than it sounds.


I've never used Google Calendar so not following exactly what you want

Maybe Calendar Notifications will give you what you are looking for?

Or possibly Tasks could have the functionality you want?

Tasks (Keep track of your list of goals) -

@dazinism Hey, thanks again. I've tried Tasks, it doesn't have the right UX.

Google extended Google Calendar to have something called Reminders, which are sort of like Events but not really, thus not caldav compatible.

None of the f-droid To-Do/Task apps I've tried replicate the UX of gcal Reminders. "Repeat Me" is closest, but it's beta quality and buggy.

I suspect the answer is either in a reminder app I haven't yet found, or it doesn't exist.

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