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.

Trademark Challenges – Brand and Product Scope Rethink

I've just discovered that my planned ActionTrack and IdeaTime brands are already being used in some of my target regions, ActionTrack in particular is a registered trademark in one of my target markets. Accordingly I have been re-thinking my branding... I am...

New Mission Statement – Roadmap

Re-wrote the mission statement and focused on the relationship between our app development ( ActionTrack and IdeaTime ) and our indie game development ( The Game Framework ). I think it would be good to add some cross linking to our Confluence site for product...

Adventure Game Sandbox

I've been having such fun building a WebGL adventure game using the PlayCanvas HTML5 Game Engine and a great set of Unity 3D model assets I purchased that I've decided that now is the time for me to build the adventure game I've wanted to build ever since I got into...

Product Focus

I've decided to cancel my focus on web development products and my CMS Active service to concentrate on my core product ActionTrack. I have also scrapped my DeveloperStack concept as too broad a system for me to provide a solution for.

Action Track App

After careful consideration I have decided to move my CMS Active Site Designer project back by at least 1 year to launch no earlier than Q2 2018. I have switched back to my ActionTrack project. In 2017 I will be developing a much simpler version of ActionTrack than...

CMS Active – Site Designer Coming 2017 TBC

Some time after Q2 2018 I will be improving my CMS Active service with a new Site Designer feature.   Standard Site Designer will allow you to build, try out and then launch your own budget business website from a range of pre-defined site templates without the need...

Host Network

A "Host Network" technology is needed for ActionTrack, IdeaTime and DeveloperStack, this will be offered as online SAAS subscription or a licensed and supported deployment on the users' own servers or even personal computers. The ActionTrack and IdeaTime web...

Product Focus

Scrapped CMS Toolkit and MakingItReal projects as CMS Toolkit will be part of the CMS Active service and the MakingItReal concept was too broad - I want to focus on creating the ActionTrack and IdeaTime tools that will enable others to realise their goals not on...

CMS Active brand for website services

I've decided to use my CMS Active brand for the budget business website service I am offering, it suits well as the focus of the service is the customer taking ownership and control of their site from the start with Elegant Themes on WordPress as the platform with my...

Idea Board – What is it?

In a nutshell the Idea Board is a digital whiteboard that can be networked with other idea boards for thought sessions on the same or different ideas. All the working you can do on a physical whiteboard will be supported, so writing, diagrams, mind mapping. The unique...