About this project
Risks and challenges
Why a charting package?
Jim Rafferty (author of Cricket Graph), was shocked to find that after 27 years there still wasn't a charting application that was as easy to use and as flexible as Cricket Graph was on the Macintosh in the late '80s. Everything available seemed to be hard to use (even though they claim it to be easy!) and/or expensive. So Draggin' Chart was born. It goes way beyond the original Cricket Graph (which won many awards) and is far more interactive and versatile due to today's technology and designs.
Draggin' Chart is more than 3/4 through development. No technical challenges remain. Design is completed. We need funds to continue the last phase of development, debug through the testing stage and develop documentation and web site support.
I am the original author and co-founder of Cricket Graph, Cricket Draw, Cricket Presents and the Cricket Expression color drivers for color printers. I am well versed in starting companies and developing new technologies. I was also co-founder of C-Cube Microsystems and helped bring JPEG (image compression) and MPEG (video compression) to the personal computer industry.
I also went on to develop video compression and video editing technologies for digital video on the PC (some of it ships with Windows even now). I also developed ground breaking software used in digital cameras and ships with many of the well-known brands of today (can't mention names).
I have won many editor and user awards for my products and was well known in Silicon Valley for my design and programming skills, and most importantly for my ability to take a project to completion and market. Both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were impressed enough to become beta testers on some of my projects after Cricket Graph as they were fans of that software.
There are no roadblocks, other than funds, to bring Draggin' Chart to market and I hope you will assist.
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