Re: need beta testers for an alternative mobile phone screenReader

  • From: "inthaneelf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 00:23:59 -0700

applause Jaffar, well said, BEG!

and if Jim, the moderator of this list wants Jaffar to stop, I know he will say so.

carry on Jaffar,
inthane
----- Original Message ----- From: "jaffar" <jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: need beta testers for an alternative mobile phone screenReader


Hi. Let me explain that this is my first attempt at selling a software that I've personally developed. For sure i don't have a company or organization, but even those who write games for visually impaired computer gamers have requested for beta testers from time to time, so please do some research before criticizing others who genuinely want to make a living out of a skill that they have learnt. What i am going to charge for my product, and how i will arrive at the final costing in the future is not actually your concern, but if you must know, my wife who is helping me set up my software business is an economist by proffession, and i can surely trust her to research and to get to know the market for products specific to the needs of the VI community. Of course in a project like this, it is sensible for someone to get testers familiar with the product through either usability or programmability. What better group of people then this list? i also deem it as an opportunity to contribute in some small way to a list which has given me so much in terms of skill and employment, for, i would never have been in my present employment but for my discovering this list. You know, if you stopped criticizing and started contributing in a much more productive and solid way, you would have gained much more respect from everyone on this list. However, as i have had so much positive contribution in terms of sensible queries and feedback, and the response has been very encouraging, i think i can afford to ignore your senselessness. O, and one more thing, what the size of my organization or business is, is none of yours actually because i will not be paying my taxes to you, and thank god for small mercies like this. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Matthew2007" <matthew2007@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2007 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: need beta testers for an alternative mobile phone screenReader


This thread is bordering on being completely off topic as well as advertising your product, but if you need beta testors, then I'm assuming your customer service, technical support, and management departments are nonexistent, right? Bit soon to start charging for your product as you don't know the costs involved in structuring your organization, no?

Thanks,

Matthew
---- Original Message ----- From: "jaffar" <jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: need beta testers for an alternative mobile phone screenReader


Hi Lora. It will be for both nokia and the windows ce based phones. Mine will be 1 license per user, free minor upgrades and perhaps 20 or 30 dollars for major upgrades should you upgrade from a version you already own. As I said, mine will be a matter of a hundred dollars or slightly more rather than being hundreds of dollars. Cheers! ----- Original Message ----- From: "Laura Eaves" <leaves1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: need beta testers for an alternative mobile phone screenReader


What series of mobile phones are you writing this for?
I have a Nokia N73 with Mobilespeak.
And BTW -- I just heard that Codefactory (the developers of Mobilespeak) have just relaxed their licensing to allow one license per user, not one license per phone, so you don't have to go through all the hoops every time
you get a new phone.
Thanks. Sounds like an interesting project.
--le

----- Original Message ----- From: "jaffar" <jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 8:20 PM
Subject: need beta testers for an alternative mobile phone screenReader


Hi all. Within a few days, i would have finished developing an alternative screen reader for mobile phones which would hopefully be a cheaper and more
flexible replacement to talx and mobilespeak.  I would like to give an
opportunity and priority for a few members of the list to beta test my
product. I have not come up with a name for this mobile screen reader yet,
so feel free to come up with one and let me know.  The screen reader is
written with visual c++ and developed on visual studio 2005 using the smart phone device emulator. I will only allow for 5 applicants, and one very
important criteria is the ability to positively contribute to the
development of the software, either in programming terms or in usability.
If you have the inclination to help me with this, please write to me
privately.  Selected beta testers will be given a free copy of the full
working software. I am sorry that i'll not be able to pay financially, but
i hope the gift of the software and the satisfaction of seeing the
development through will be enough of a reward.  Thanks and cheers!

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