Archive for September, 2012

Simple Software Maker Improved

Development of Simple Software Maker continues. In the last couple of days, I have added Icons to the new snippet library feature so that it is easier to see at a glance what type of content the snippets have. At present, the icon is library based rather than snippet based, so each library should really only contain one type of content. However, this might change later to allow mixed libraries (eg PHP and HTML).

Another improvement is the use of Windows “special” folders. previous software products that I have released have tended to keep everything together in the application folder, including temporary working folders, etc.

When Windows Vista and its successor, Windows 7 came along, this caused some problems meaning that the setup installer had to make the working folders writeable and with permissions for users to actually access them. Simple Software Maker now uses the guideline [Read more...]

September 23, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Software & Services  No Comments

Simple Software Maker Update

In my last post, I mentioned that I am currently developing an application generator that lets you create your own software without having to learn how to program.

Due to various commitments, I haven’t had a huge amount of time to spend on its development, but I have added a few new features.

Most notably is the Snippet Library. This is a collection of useful blocks of text that can be pasted right into the program templates that you create using Simple Software Maker. New libraries of Snippets can be added at any time, making Simple Software Maker expandable without having to upgrade to a newer version.

First releases of the software will be supplied with libraries containing Snippets of HTML and JavaScript. Further libraries may be released in future. Additionally, a library creator, which is currently under development, will be available.

Another new feature that has been added to [Read more...]

September 21, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Software & Services  No Comments

New Application Creator On Its Way

Anyone who has spent any time on this blog will know that I have been promoting MYOS (Make Your Own Software) as a useful product for anyone who wants to make their own software products to sell.

MYOS is a good product. My friend Dan Blackburn has used it to make several software programs with which he has made a fair amount of money. Certainly more than enough to pay for MYOS many times over.

The thing about MYOS is that like any software generator, it is quite limited. Its output consists of a single file of text, such as a web page or a sales letter. Furthermore, MYOS has remained unchanged since it was released many years ago.

Dan and I realised that MYOS could be a whole lot more if the owners cared to develop it further, but we don’t think that is going to happen. [Read more...]

September 1, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Software & Services  No Comments