Author: swcomp

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...

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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 the website based product I had planned to launch, instead I will build very simple but high quality apps for Android, iOS and Windows offering the core value features only. After thinking through many great and sophisticated features that may in time be part of ActionTrack it is refreshing to revert back to the core idea. This will truly be a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) at...

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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 for my bespoke web design services. Custom A future version of the Site Designer will also allow you to create a personalised Site Design Order using a custom tool for creating your own page layouts and unique site structure. Once your design is complete the Site Designer will calculate the amount of work I will need to do and quote you a fixed price and delivery date. A deposit of 10% will be payable. Once your site is ready you will be able to try it out before you pay the remaining 90% and launch the site on your chosen hosting package. There will be a 100% guarantee that the site I build will meet your design to your satisfaction or you get your deposit back. For either of the above services the Site Designer will allow you to order and launch a blank site in maintenance mode and then later add your own content through...

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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 applications and APIs will be open source so Developers will be able to create their own services and products using the technology. In time a suite of native Windows, iOS and Android clients will be developed with the basic client software also being open source. I am undecided on whether to open source the more advanced features of these client apps or to keep those proprietry and closed source, that will depend how the business model evolves, my current intention is to charge for service rather than software and to open source as much as possible. Each application’s functionality will need a range of different linked hubs within the host network with each hub having its own structure and networking functionality. ActionTrack and IdeaTime hubs will exist both within the DeveloperStack hub and in their own right as the uninversal application instances. Subscribers to the “Host Network” service will be able to create their own Network Hubs comparable to DeveloperStack with different dynamics of ActionTrack and IdeaTime networking and applications within those hubs. For example there might be a “Project Tracker” hub that is dedicated to tracking projects progress and performance using ActionTrack technology...

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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 creating a mutual support network. DeveloperStack is a different matter as there are clearly defined boundaries to the concept and a better defined pre-existing market. The MakingItReal concept will be better conveyed in general usage guidelines for ActionTrack and Ideatime, there will be many different contexts for “realising goals” that could not be captured effectively in one social network. A better solution may be to implement networking APIs for both ActionTrack and IdeaTime services and to support integration of these networks with each other and a wider ‘host’ network. The idea with DeveloperStack is to integrate with existing social networks using APIs, however this integration is likely to remain peripheral and there will be a need for a fully featured host network, ActionTrack and IdeaTime will also need a similar host network. This generic host network will need to be an open source tool as well as an online presence in its own right, users of ActionTrack, IdeaTime and DeveloperStack would then have the option of deploying the host network to their own servers or of setting up private and/or public networks by opening a...

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