Created: 2008-08-17 11:16
Updated: 2016-05-08 11:59



A Rails web application to write down the money you owe people and what they owe you. Create bills with a friend's name, a descrition and an amount. Just write it once and forget about it.

A bit like only open source, RESTful, with HTML5 & SVG.



With ruby 1.9.2 (RVM might come handy):

$ git clone
$ cd iou
$ bundle install
$ rake db:migrate
$ rails server

Here are the environment variables you might need to fill, for example in your ~/.bashrc:

export IOU_HOST='localhost:3000'
export IOU_TOKEN='your_app_token_here_should_be_a_long_string_of_random_characters'
export IOU_EMAIL=''
export IOU_PEPPER='your_pepper_string_should_also_be_a_long_string_of_random_characters'
export IOU_RPX_APP_NAME='your_janrain_engage_app_name_that_you_setup_on_rpxnow_dot_com'
export IOU_RPX_KEY='the_corresponding_rpx_key'

Planned to do

  • Bills with more than two participants
  • Recurrent bills (e.g. rent)
  • Support for several currencies
  • Support for other means of payments than money (he he.)
  • Sharing debts between users
  • Full test coverage
  • Sexy charts and pies
  • Internationalisation, in French at least
  • iPhone stylesheet
  • A CSS that doesn't break too much on IE (notice how it's not at the top of the list)

Feel free to help!

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