This might seem like an odd project for us to select, particularly in light of the selection criteria; The project is open, but it has a few followers and doesn’t make much use of the downloads, tickets or discussion boards!
There are a number of things we liked about the project. Firstly we think the app itself had broad appeal end users – after all the Bible is one of the most widely read books in the world! We also thought that the source code can help other developers – it integrates Qt Quick and Qt C++, and shows how to translate Qt Quick apps.
Secondly, the project has started off on firm foundations. It has a clear summary, a stated open source license so we know what we can and can’t do with the code, categories that make it relatively easy to find, and it already has a ticket created for tracking issues. There is a lot more that can be done – we’d like to see more instructions on building the project, using the reader, and a download we could try linked from the Summary page. However this project is in Alpha, so the fact that these are missing is unsurprising!
Finally, we really liked the activity level on this project. The project owner has contributed new code to the project nearly every day since its creation in August, and shows no sign of slacking off. This is clearly a work of passion, as well as a learning experience.