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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

TEO is looking for a new home

This is a sad news for me to write about it.

Yeah unfortunately TEO 3.0 just isn't cutting it. Put aside for a moment the fact that I feel like I wasted a year of my life developing it. I would have been alot more successful had I stuck to my original plan and spent the year working on the Sylantro software. But TEO was the product that was paying the bills so it had to come first. It's not that it isn't a good and useful product, just that I lack the ability to properly market it and support it. I wish there were more Tablet PC software companies out there because I'd love to sell it to someone who would give it a good home. (Link)
TEO was one of the first programs I installed in my eo V7110. Unfortunately I installed Office 2007 on it and TEO was not compatible with the latest version of Outlook. I think that Josh is missing this point. You wont have sales if people think that your program are not going to work with the latest version of the OS or in a future version. As a developer - and I have to confess that I'm not that good as Josh - I have survived 5 OS upgrades in the Pocket PC World and as soon as you have a new OS coming you have to jump into that ship and test your program and write about your tests to make sure that you don't lose any potential buyer because of the insecurity of thinking about compatibility issues. Unfortunately Josh is a freelancer like me, and that means that you have to be programmer and marketing manager at the same time. And marketing takes time and resources. And it's not something that I like to do. But at the same time I have found that blogging and participating in the different communities have worked as a very good marketing tool for me and I enjoy posting news, talking about technologies that I love and helping people.

Well, I hope he finds both things, a new home for TEO and a job as a consultant.

Note: I have been informed that TEO works in Vista RC1 and the latest version of Office 2007. That's a good news!