Monday, September 17, 2007

In the beginning

It has been just over a year since we started working on DashBook. Our technical writer alerted us to the absence of quality software for small book publishers, as the program that seemed to have the largest audience looks like it was ported from DOS while continually cramming more cryptic information onto the screens.

Creating new software takes quite a bit of time - at least it does for us. We have gone through a number of iterations of improvements across many areas of the program. As one might imagine, the section for entering orders is of prime importance. I am very proud of the simplification that we managed there, while retaining the ability for more complex orders.

This is an exciting time for us, as we will be entering our beta test period soon. On one track we have the development of our initial website for introducing the product and downloading the beta, while on the other we begin the excitement anew with ideas of our product direction and new features and capabilities.

It has been fun so far, and about to get intense!