Objectwheel Progress

•November 28, 2017 • Leave a Comment

I’m very excited about the progress I’ve made in the last couple of years. The Javafx Version of Objectwheel had to be thrown away and we had to start over using Qt Creator. This platform has proven to be way more powerful and I really wish we would have used in the beginning. One of the hardest things about any startup is staying power and nobody will be able to claim I don’t have it. Sadly I’m 7 years into this Quest and I do see the end of the tunnel. I’ll be posting more soon. I’m 100% sure you’ll see something on objectwheel.com next year, possibly as early as Spring.

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Objectwheel is running on Android

•June 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Objectwheel is running on Android

Exciting

Objectwheel (dashboard part 2)

•June 24, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Ok, I’ve managed to define the startup by saying its a dashboard. This is a good start but as I write I keep having to erase what I type in because its getting too complicated.

So here I go again, I will try and define a little more.

Record Driven with a built in database:

Objectwheel is not static information. It’s data driven and dynamic.

Each dashboard you create can have many records attached to it. As you move forward in records you get new content based on what your looking at.

50 contacts could be on page 1-50 of a dashboard

50 Book Titles could be in a List on a dashboard that has only 1 record.

This is obviously how business applications work. So its not really that new. Anybody that understands business apps would understand this.

But here is where it gets more interesting and fun.

A single record could point to Web content stored in multiple places without the need to tell the computer where things are stored.

Lets go back to our book example. And suppose we we were on a book.

While we are viewing this book we could be viewing records on Amazon regarding the price and availability of this book.

We could be seeing other books by the same author.

We could be reading book reviews on various forums about this book.

A book review from a foreign website could be coming up if the Dashboard knew we spoke Russian.

A link to download the audio book could be at our finger tips.

A few youtube videos from the author of this book could be available.

The Linkedin profile, Twitter profile, and Facebook page of this author could be easily available to me.

The website of the author would be easily reached.

And all of this happened without programming.

How you might ask? How did this happen?

Well two things are going on.

First Widgets on the dashboard know what they suppose to do.

And a search engine knows what is on the web.

You combine the power of a search engine with the power of an Objectwheel Widget and you have some amazing results.

Objectwheel = dashboard (part 1)

•June 22, 2013 • 3 Comments

Its really not easy having a new startup that very few understand what it is. This also doesn’t sit well with me, because for me it all seems very simple. I’ve spent countless hours trying to explain what Objectwheel is but in the end, for some reason, they don’t get it.

I’m surrounded by technology terms and I tried months ago to put a definition on my Linkedin site describing my startup and that obviously failed miserably.

This blog post is an attempt to change all that. To define a startup through my eyes and in very simple words.

What is Objectwheel?

Answer: A dashboard

Ok, its a dashboard. You mean like a car dashboard. It has dials and gauges and buttons?

Not exactly

A dashboard full of software gadgets

Ok, maybe thats better. Lets try that one.

But whats a software gadget?

I define a software gadget as anything you drag onto a dashboard that does something useful for the person that is creating the dashboard.

For a long time we have called the dashboard a template. But maybe nobody knows what a template is.

Examples of gadgets are a Facebook feed.

Facebook is actually very little information when you get down to it. Its pictures, words, and links to things. It fits in a 4 inch column on your screen. The fact that the Facebook site takes up the entire screen is kinda pointless in many ways.

One very important thing Objectwheel does is it reduces many of the things you look at all the time down to the most useful and basic.

This would be in the form of a widget like a Facebook feed. Forget about everything else, just concentrate on the feed of information.

We have a youtube widget that pulls information from youtube and puts a video in a frame.

But we don’t stop there, because many of you want to see the entire website and everything that is there.

For you, Objectwheel has a full blown browser. But its very different than other browsers that you have used because it can be contained inside of a widget.

Ok, ok, your getting confused now.

Suppose you had 8 web sites that you went to all the time. Right now you store these in bookmarks, but you can’t really categorize all of your bookmarks that belong to a certain topic and place them somewhere.

In Objectwheel you build a dashboard and you put these websites on it using widgets.

This dashboard could have your Facebook feed as well, your twitter feed & more.

 

Objectwheel Video Playlist.

•May 31, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Objectwheel Screen Designer Test Video

•May 20, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Test Video For Screen Designer: end part is my favorite.

Objectwheel Screen Designer (Early Alpha stuff)

•April 17, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Demo of Early (Alpha stuff) not pretty yet, showing #javafx and #objectwheel Screen Designer with Custom controls

 
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