Hi, welcome to SW Computing… read our mission statement below or just browse this site for an impression of what we’re about…
Computing can help us face tough challenges and succeed in great endeavours. We are building software to assist people and organisations in attaining the simplest to most ambitious goals and buiding world changing ideas.
For self-improvement there are plenty of good habit builder and life coach apps available, however they all seem to have one thing in common – they get in the way of the process they’re built to assist – which prevents them from being great.
In the workplace or other team environments, project management software could we feel be enhanced with team and individual performance tracking tools that look at more than just project tasks. These workplace tracking tools would be for use by everyone to set their own personal work goals and track their progress towards those goals; management could either support and add to this process or leave it entirely in the hands of their employees.
For assistance in building and developing ideas, whether creative, scientific or process orientated we are going to build an “ideas ecosystem” where people can have their own space to work privately on their ideas and remotely connected teams can build their own brainstorming environments with the tools they prefer for their idea building proceses.
While there are amazing mind mapping tools, forum sites and intranet systems available there do not seem to be any apps or networking sites suport the idea processes that we see a need for. Video conferencing and conference calls with desktop sharing are not enough, we need a system of connected “idea workspaces” that can share and present to each other in a range of different ways, seamlessley like the flow of discussion that would occur in a meeting room if all participants were present.
Action Tracking and Idea Time (1) will be built from the ground up to keep out of your way and allow you to mould and focus the tools according to your own needs. Both products will have strong networking features supporting information sharing, teacher – student guidance and team collaboration with experience enhancing realtime conferencing features.
(1) Product names will change.
In order to create deeper user experiences both ActionTrack and IdeaTime will feature optional gamificiation systems; this ties in well with our other main area of product development – Video/Audio(1) Games.
We feel that games can provide us with more than just fun and excitement, we think that games can help and encourage us to explore our own inner worlds and deepen awareness of our own motivations in ways that will benefit us in our daily lives.
If you look carefully you will see that there is already a movement within the video games industry that is producing thought provoking games with deeper more meaningful experiences. For example, there are more games that offer a kind of “living story” experience where the player feels intimately part of the unfolding story experiencing it along with the protagonist and in other cases the player themselves is the protagonist.
We are interested in creating Video/Audio Games that explore our inner battles and challenges in life through allegorical fantasy that would be ( so far as technically possible ) tailored to each player to provide a uniquely personal experience.
(1) Video/Audio Games – the games we produce will be designed to create an “inner” experience, as such both video and audio aspects are equally important as sensory feeds to that experience. For those of us who do not have use of the sense of sight or hearing and for those of us who want to experience just one sensory feed in the game we will be striving to provide 3 modes of gameplay: Video and Audio, Video Only, Audio Only. Due to practical constraints the single sensory feed versions will ( for our first few games at least ) follow on as later releases after the dual sensory feed version.
Open Source :
Where practical and appropriate our software will be made freely available under permissive open source licenses.