I first developed Earnings Tracker in 2006 to
a) provide myself with a simple accounting package with which to do my day-to-day company bookkeeping, and
b) to further my PHP and MySQL experience.
Version 1 of the software had a lot of settings hardcoded into the main PHP class script. This was fine for me, but once I made the decision to make Earnings Tracker available to anyone who wanted it, I had to change these hard-coded values into variables.
I see Earnings Tracker as providing a dual role: firstly I see it as an accounting package that people can use, but I also see it as a piece of open source software that can be modified and - dare I say it - improved upon by anyone who is interested in doing so.
My hope is that during the course of the next year, Earnings Tracker will mature into a solid accounting package that will be useful to people.
Earnings Tracker - FREE Accounting Software