October 20, 2003

Bulk view

Notes

- Yancy knows Eric. Worked with him on a project before.
– There’s another person: Rich.

Launch next month. Jeff. Launcher, changing skins. Tickertape and push advertisements.

- I’ll need a copy of the source code. I can get started on that early.
– Development environment included, but will probably require Windows. I don’t have a machine to deal with this.
– Does it already have realtime hooks, or will you have to code that in?
– Binaries for different platforms.
– Target the 7650.

- Tickertape
– Screensaver

Skinnable launcher
– No tickertape design yet; what’s their source for the data?
– Push advertisements

Risks
– Need to find out how to get information for the tickertape
– No details on how to push information yet
– Not sure about realtime use
– None of the original programmers
– Possible ethical problems – memo of agreement?
– Haven’t set up development environment yet
– Blech, it’s Windows code – Visual Basic…
– No development tools
– Business sense of making the ads – accepted by Globe
– two weeks prototype?