March 2007 Blog Posts
I don't have a bank account just yet, I have to get my lawyer to write some useless documents first.
This is annoying, I paused my adwords campaign until I'm set up to collect payments on the software I'm trying to sell.
On the other hand - everything is going according to plan on the development front, I'll be ready to release yaTimer 1.0.1 early next week
Right now I'm paying for Google ad-words but I'm not receiving any money, this is not a good place to be business-wise.
Tomorrow morning I'm going to the bank to open an account for my company, this will probably take a few days but I want to finish this process as quickly as possible.
I've already signed up with a payment processor - a little premature as they have nowhere to send the money to - but I want everything to be ready to accept payment as soon as I get the formalities over with.
I will then have many other formalities with...
I wanted to release yaTimer 1.0.1 today, this is a minor upgrade with some small usability improvements - I've decided the upgrade is just too minor.
Version 1.0.1 of yaTimer will be released sometime over the next few days with the following features:
The usability improvements I've already implemented.
A minor improvement to the reports system, so it's actually usable.
A real automatic-update feature.
Real trial version, the trial version will stop working 45 days (I've just made this number up) after installation and will need...
I'm using Inno Setup for the yaTimer installation program, and the biggest challenge is getting the .net framework installed.
I'm using a modified version of the script from this post on the joel on software business of software board, in the previous version of the setup program I used this script almost as-is (I just replaced .net 2.0 with 3.0), this solved the problem of getting .net installed but the user experience was very poor.
If you don't have .net 3.0 it will be downloaded with the isxdl component, this has an acceptable user interface, after the download it will run the...
The first version of yaTimer was released on time, unfortunately I made a little mistake and forgot to include one of the required files in the installation, the result is that yaTimer would crush on startup.
The reason I made such a stupid mistake is that I only tested on my computer before releasing, and the offending file was already installed on my computer.
This is a classic mistake, every realse has to be tested on a clean Windows install - otherwise you get into this kind of trouble.
I've updated the installation and I hope I managed to update it before anyone...
Yes, YaTimer is almost ready, the application itself is working very well and all the must-have features are done.
What's missing is the help text (that will not be ready for this release) and the setup program, luckily I have a good working setup program from another project I can adapt with minimal work.
The Auto-Update feature will be faked with a static web page – When you click the check for updates button it will open a web page on this site, the page will have the text "There are no updates available at this time" or something like that, when...
I have 4 different programs I'm going to start selling on the NBD-Tech web site, they are all currently in an almost ready state.
The first one is yaTimer, I've written a page with the application's main features and a few screen shots late one night and put up some google ads.
The reason I've added yaTimer to the web site before its full product-quality is to see if there is a target audience to such a program, and the clicks from my unoptimized google adwords campaign show me that there is an audience.
On Monday morning the "public beta" version is going...
Hello everyone, my name is Nir and I’m the owner, CEO, developer, tested and janitor of NBD Tech ltd.
I was inspired by many people to start my own software company (I’ll link to them later) and to blog about it.
I’m currently working on a very impressive product – that I’m not going to talk about yet. The reason is not that I want to keep my mystery product secret, I don’t think secrecy is a good marketing method, I’m just not sure when it will be ready and I don’t want to over-promise or to sell vapor-ware.
Until my big product...