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Project Ideas

You might notice that the ideas listed are sometimes vague or incomplete. This is on purpose, as in real-world development, you often need to define the problem and scope your solution before coding officially begins. If you wish to submit a proposal based on these ideas, you are encouraged to contact the mentors on Discord and find out more about the particular suggestion you're looking at.

Desktop features

  1. 1.
    Table
Add simple tabular content to a page
Expected Outcome:
  • The user can insert a table into a page via the slash '/' command
  • The user can delete and duplicate an existing table
  • The user can add/delete/duplicate/update rows and columns to an existing table
  • Each table cell supports rich-text editing
  • Test covered
Difficulty: Medium to High
Skills Required: Flutter
Mentor: Lucas
2. Calendar Database (it's taken)
Calendars are a great way to visualize how things connect to certain dates from any database in AppFlowy. Use them for task management and event planning.
  • Expected Outcome: the user can create a calendar page and add an item to a certain date or a range of dates in the calendar.
  • Difficulty: High
  • Skills Required: Flutter
  • Mentor: Nathan.fooo
3. Toggle List
Toggles can show and hide content inside.
Expected Outcome:
  • insert a toggle list via the slash '/' command
  • convert highlighted lines into a toggle list
  • add or move things inside a toggle
  • add a toggle inside a toggle
  • hide and show content inside a toggle
  • toggle headings
Difficulty: Medium to High
Skills Required: Flutter
Mentor: Lucas
4. The block handle and '+'
When you hover over any line or contents, the handle appears in the left margin. Click it to see a menu of options: Delete, Duplicate (design spec will be provided). Click '+' next to it to trigger the slash '/' menu.
Difficulty: Medium
Skills Required: Flutter
Mentor: Lucas
5. Themes (it's taken)
Control the accent color used for interactive elements such as links, handles, and text selection. The editor cursor can also choose to use the same accent color.
Other customizations:
  • Fonts
  • Font sizes, font weights
  • Font colors
  • Text background colors
Difficulty: Medium
Skills Required: Flutter
Mentor: Lucas
6. Shortcuts (it's taken)
Add more shortcuts and enable users to customize hotkeys
Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Skills Required: Flutter
Mentor: Lucas

CI tools

1. Report Binary Size
We consider binary size as an important metric, although it is easy to overlook. We would like to create some GitHub integrations that would automatically do a release build of a new PR and report the difference in binary size between that PR and the current main branch.
  • Expected Outcome: an easy-to-use tool to report binary size
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium
  • Skills Required: Flutter, Rust, GitHub API
  • Mentor: Nathan.fooo
2. Speed up building the release package
It takes almost 20 minutes to build the AppFlowy release package. It would be nice if we can speed it up using GitHub cache or matrix.
  • Expected Outcome: the cost of the time of the PR’s GitHub actions should be reduced
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium
  • Skills Required: Flutter, Rust, GitHub API
  • Mentor: Nathan.fooo

Tracing performance regressions

1. Tracing performance regressions
Performance could become a key differentiator for AppFlowy. We’d like to keep tracking it. To track it, we need to come up with a metric system. The system includes a set of metrics and a running process that collects results and persists them for analysis.
  • Expected Outcome:
    • A metric system that measures the performance of AppFlowy
    • A working tool that collects results and persists them for analysis
  • Difficulty: Medium / High
  • Skills Required: Rust
  • Mentor: Nathan.fooo