Photography Software Proposal - Looking for help

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by andypike, May 13, 2007.

  1. andypike

    andypike Guest

    Hi all,

    Firstly, I don't want to be flamed for spamming, so I'll leave out URLs
    unless somebody asks for them.

    Anyway, here is the thing. I am the Chief Technical Officer of a small UK
    based software company. At the moment, we have a couple of desktop
    applications that deal with batch image processing. We are currently thinking
    about creating a web based application aimed at photographers to help manage
    their time/clients/equipment/invoices etc. It'll also allow clients to view
    and order prints online, and basically allow you to manage everything you
    need to run your business in one online application. It'll be suitable for a
    "one-man-show" and studios with many photographers and staff.

    Is there a need for this kind of management software? And if so, are there
    any photographers that would like to work with us to help create the perfect
    application for your needs? I think that too many times companies try to make
    software without talking to the people that will ultimately use it.

    We'd like to make something really cool (using the latest Ajax/web 2.0
    technologies) for you guys, but we need your help.

    If you are interested, please post a reply with your thoughts and ideas.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
    andypike, May 13, 2007
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  2. Keep me posted - I run the MPA magazine, and there are various packages
    out there which photographers use, and have been since CP/M days. There
    is a demand but it has to work, unlike 'Btconnect Office' or whatever
    that rubbish is they signed me up to - which does nothing and enables
    nothing, unless you are a corporate meetings person.

    David

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    David Kilpatrick, May 13, 2007
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  3. OK, our idea is to tailor the application for the photography industry so it
    won't be a general business management system but a first class photography
    business management system. This fits in well with our existing products and
    technology.

    What we need is an "expert" or two in the industry to help make sure that
    what we deliver is what photographers need.

     
    andypike via PhotoKB.com, May 13, 2007
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  4. andypike

    Dibss Guest

    I would be interested in getting involved in a project of this nature. You
    can contact me via email at
    dibss[dot]ca[at]gmail[dot]com.
     
    Dibss, May 14, 2007
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  5. Thanks for the reply. I'm setting up a google group for us to discuss ideas.
    I'll send you an invite when it's ready. If you know anyone else that might
    be interested, please let me know.
     
    andypike via PhotoKB.com, May 14, 2007
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