A short and small helper for Toyota Kata practitioners
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TKCompanionApp

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A short and small helper for Toyota Kata practitioners

Goal of this app is to be a practical vademecum/handbook for those interested in applying scientific thinking through Toyota Kata. It contains the Coaching Kata 5Q card, plus (possibly) more things and information. Content to be improved and updated from time to time.

Table of Contents

  1. Security
  2. Background
  3. Install
  4. Usage
    1. Screenshots
    2. Font Notes
  5. Maintainers
    1. Translations
  6. Thanks
  7. Contributing
  8. License

Security

See file SECURITY.md for notes and updates related to security issues.

Background

From the Toyota Kata website:

Toyota Kata is a way for managers and educators to initiate and coach practice of practical scientific-thinking skills in their teams, to develop and mobilize creative capability. Competitive conditions favor teams and organizations that know how to adapt. It's not as difficult as you might think, because you can begin by practicing a set of simple "Starter Kata."

Toyota Kata is about starter practice routines for developing scientific thinking. From there each individual & team can develop their own way.

Toyota Kata is a skill-building process that shifts you and your team from a natural tendency to jump to conclusions ... to thinking, working and reacting more scientifically. Best of all, you only need to practice 20 minutes a day, under the guidance of your coach.

Install

This app is currently built using React Native to make building the app for both Android and iOS from the same source code easier.

Unfortunately, publishing the app on Google Play Store or on Apple App Store, requires money I don't want to spend: it's one-time $25 for a Google Developer Account, and it's even $99/year (!) for the Apple Developer Program.

So (for now?) you can find this app only through the F-Droid installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.

Get it on F-Droid

To install this app, you then need the F-Droid client app (pretty similar to Google Play Store or Apple App Store) from the main site: there's an easy QR Code to download and install it.

Then, open the F-Droid repository app and search for TKCompanionApp. Install it, and open it.

Eventually, you can directly download the APK from the app page on F-Droid website, to be installed manually on your device. There's no difference in functionalities, the only difference being the fact that without the F-Droid client app you won't receive automatic updates (just like Google Play did with other apps).

Welcome to the world of FOSS. Please also take a look at all other wonderful FOSS apps you can find in F-Droid.

Usage

Well, it's easy: install the app, open the app, click some buttons. There are no games, no quizzes, no actions to take (yet). Just sit, follow the menu, learn, practice and improve.

Screenshots

  • Home Page Home
  • About Dialog About
  • PDSA Journal Page PDSA Journal
  • Documents Page Documents
  • 5Q Card 5Q
  • The Kata Code The Kata Code

Font Notes

Maintainers

The app has been started by Marco Bresciani and is currently maintained by Marco Bresciani. Same for this document.

You can keep in touch with the author through:

Translations

Current (and past) contributors: Stato traduzione

Thanks

Thanks to (in appearing order):

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING.md.

For contributing with translations in your own native language, you can see Weblate, that is the choosen platform for managing translations in multiple languages.

You can even contribute through Liberapay:

Donate using Liberapay

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License

See LICENSES folder or COPYING file, for the whole licences text.

Overall project license, in brief: GPL logo

© 2021-2022 Marco Bresciani
This file is part of TKCompanionApp.

TKCompanionApp is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.

TKCompanionApp is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General
Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with TKCompanionApp. If not, see <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

This document license, in brief: FSFAP

© 2021-2022 Marco Bresciani

Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
notice and this notice are preserved.
This file is offered as-is, without any warranty.

GNU GPL This is a freely licensed work, as explained in the Definition of Free Cultural Works.

Free Sans is the used font, and it's licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.