Objectwheel related to Javafx Community

•April 12, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Its come to my attention that I’m not sharing enough about #objectwheel with the Javafx community and I’m sorry. Having a startup in stealth mode makes it very difficult to share everything but I am starting to tell more. I just applied for a #javaone session talk and its getting closer every day to a public announcement. My company needs developers to be involved. In order to succeed this is a must. Here is the short Synopsis regarding Objectwheel. ——– Objectwheel is a new user definable social media platform & rapid development framework that includes search and a browser that’s based on Javafx. The platform uses intelligent templates to create content that can be shared via social media using a client app or URL load. Inside our screen designer end users or programmers drag and drop rich controls and fields onto a blank template and create powerful GUI’s. Our primary goal is to create a new Social Media platform that encourages interaction & data sharing between users. We also plan on incorporating W3C Semantic web intelligence into everything that touches Objectwheel. The platform is private and secure and runs as a client or app not a website— Ok, so your a developer right? Who cares? First let me say that our Screen Designer is already much more powerful than Scene Builder in many ways. Scene Builder is definitely more polished and I can’t wait for it to be open sourced (its not already right?) And we have taken into account 2013 Real World issues into building our new social media platform. Here is a screen shot.

Screen Shot 2013-04-11 at 6.13.23 PM Obviously this looks like a mess but it shows CSS is being used and it shows a complicated control that has been dragged and dropped onto a screen. A record Button starts the mic recording and stores the information to a database. We are adding new controls daily to this Screen Designer along with all of the obvious features we need like Alignment and a CSS editor, custom color picker, etc. Within a couple of days I’ll have a website (Webview) component that allows you to search the web and Grab a site and then have a dynamic website on a Screen. This isn’t a screen shot of a website inside our screen designer, this is an actual website that can be manipulated resized, and dragged and dropped. But it doesn’t stop there. Everything that makes up Objectwheel is a template. And the templates can be shared. They can also be dragged and dropped. We also know about the bookmarks and History in your browser so that information can be pulled from a List Box Control. I’m really hopeful that I can learn more about how Gerrit Grunwald @hansolo_  builds his custom controls and be able to drag and drop one of these components onto our Screen. Here are some LCD temperature controls he put in a Real World Rasberri Pi demo. Screen Shot 2013-04-12 at 12.37.07 PM I can just imagine having powerful controls like this as part of our Screen Designer. So the big question comes down to why? What exactly does this have to do with the developer community? Objectwheel plans on using the developer community to create some really important content and controls that are then used within the platform. The platform is a Social Media ENGINE that allows people to share content that has a lot more power and meaning because underneath everything is intelligence. I know your probably confused right now, and I’m sorry. More will come. But this is a sneak peak. Wish us luck and send your Angel Investor Friends our way. With Search, Social Media, and B2B I think we are talking about a 100 billion dollar industry. We are not trying to replace your favorite social media platform but just give it more power. Just like Tweetdeck gave twitter users more power. Mike Tallent CEO Objectwheel Screen Shot 2013-04-12 at 1.28.26 PM Screen Shot 2013-04-12 at 9.45.52 PM


What is Objectwheel — Fun Movie

•December 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment


Fun link to a video about Object Wheel —

Trying to learn how to embed it.


2010 First Screen Shots of Startup Software

•December 9, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Screen Shot 2012-12-09 at 5.13.02 PM Screen Shot 2012-12-09 at 5.12.42 PM Screen Shot 2012-12-09 at 5.12.10 PM

Early 2011 Startup Video — We have come a long way.

•December 9, 2012 • Leave a Comment


Launch date (Objectwheel)

•November 26, 2012 • Leave a Comment

We will soft launch on May 5th, 2013 to a select number of people. We will launch to everybody on August 5th, 2013. This represents over 3 years of work on a project that I’m very passionate about.  I’m hoping to get a launch landing page generated in the next few weeks to start getting sign ups for people that want to be part of our beta testing. We might be beta testing the app as soon as March 2013.

Our app will launch on the desktop first with Linux, Mac, and Windows support. Mobile on Android and IOS will come next.

Its about MOTION not $money.

•November 24, 2012 • Leave a Comment

It’s about MOTION, not $money.

I’m quite certain that you’ve been told by so many people that you need money to create your idea or build your startup. This thinking is all wrong. It’s about motion. The money will come with the motion.

My very very first actual MOTION happened in March of 2010. I posted an idea on Vworker.com, at that time called rentacoder.com One guy offered to do the project for $400.00 It wasn’t my startup, it was simply a piece of it.

At this point I had no idea where I was headed, but I knew I had to move my feet. I had to learn things, I had to get some motion. I knew that it was not realistic to think I would get anything accomplished for $400.00 but guess what? I was wrong. Boy was I wrong. This coder was writing a piece of the program in Java and daily I was thinking, I was drawing, I was making flow charts. My idea was evolving.

I spent months doing things that cost Zero money. I would load tweetdeck and search for the term ‘startup’ in the feed. I searched for ‘angel’ I searched for many terms and started following people that had startups. But I was in such a different space than I am now. My knowledge was so limited. I was LOST. I was in over my head. I knew that the cloud was going to be a big part of the future for any startup so I started playing around with Amazon EC2. Your thinking this all costs a lot of money. YOU ARE SO WRONG.

Over and over I did things that were MOTION. And it was not easy. Nobody is paying me for this motion. I am not getting a dime.

It;s hard

It’s lonely

It’s often sad and depressing

It’s 1am

It’s 6am

OFTEN and I mean often complete pieces of code and programs were thrown in the trash. GONE. never to bee seen again. The coder was often fired. Not 1, not 3, MORE. More. I tried so hard to not use anybody or get any enemies but it was inevitable that along my journey a few bad things would happen and all the people that have been involved have not had a perfect trip. I have made huge mistakes and done a lot wrong but guess what.

its m o t i o n

Its often s l           o                   w motion.

A day turns into a week turns into a month. Before I know it I look up and I’m older.

I just made a deadline for my startup. Actually I recently made 2 deadlines.

Deadline #1

Dec 31st 2012

This is the date my code features set will FREEZE. NO MORE options, no more new ideas. I am done.

And August 5th, 2013

Launch date for EVERYBODY

Is the software going to be ready? No. But is it going to be useful. Yes.

On May 5th, 2013 I will soft launch to 1000 people. At this point I will hit the road in Silicon Valley and See a lot of people. I know a lot of you already. I know who I have my eye on.

Start getting ready for me. I am getting ready for you.

I can hardly contain my excitement!

Some history — Happy Thanksgiving

•November 22, 2012 • 1 Comment

Today is Thanksgiving. I have a lot to be thankful for. Most of all, I’m thankful for the energy and Passion my startup has given me. I’m thankful for the amazing people I’ve met and communicated with through social media. Some of them never meeting them in person but getting a ton of support, guidance, mentoring, and a lot more.

In March of 2010 when I set out to build my startup I had no idea where I was going. I had a really rough idea of what I was trying to do, but that current manifestation is so different than my early thoughts.

The path I’ve taken has zigged and zagged. What a journey.

The last time I took a journey like this was way back in 1995 when I set out to create a product. That product would end up with hundreds of installs and a lot of satisfied customers but took over 3 years to create. It was 3 years from the date I started before I had my first paying customer. I remember the check they wrote very clearly, it was for $2,000 and was a new customer in Sacramento.

My new journey, with my startup has not produced a dime. Its only cost money. And so much time. What I’m trying to do is very different than the norm I’ve done. Many have said how does a guy that created business applications, come up with an idea like this.

The idea first came to mind back in 2004. At this point I wanted to create a database product that could hold information and mutate like a virus and share information. I dabbled with it and a few helped me embed code inside a database. When the table was opened this code would automatically run. I had big plans for this technology and it was the very start of the road to my startup.

In 2004 I also was working with Windows CE and was learning about version 5.0 at the time and outlining a lot of technology that was to similar to the Iphone of today. I remember having a meeting with a VP at Mitec and drawing on their whiteboard trying to get funding for a new product and telling them about my ideas. They went to China with my ideas and decided not to move forward.

The problem at this time was a delivery mechanism. My idea needed a way to spread and social media didn’t exist as we know it. The cell phone was the closest solution at the time I could come up with regarding my idea. I needed something else.

More time goes by.

In 2010 I remember the Facebook explosion hitting everybody. I remember standing somewhere and it hit me. The world was connected. Not only was it connected with Facebook but with Twitter as well. Exactly how Facebook and Twitter fits into my equation and my startup doesn’t really matter the point is we are connected. I don’t have to have your phone number to communicate with you. There are several ways I can communicate with you now.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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