What would you pay for quicker feature roll out?

joeshepardjoeshepard Registered User
It seems like each time there's discussion of new ideas for the Hog software the response from High End is that's it's in the works for a future release. Some of these features have now been in the cue for years and I'm itching to see them sooner than later.

I'm guessing part of the problem is that it takes man power assets to implement these features into the software which are probably stretched to the limit right now.

How would people feel about paying around say $25 - $50 on major Hog upgrades to help High End offset some of these costs and maybe even give them some impetus to bring on another programmer to get these features out sooner that later?

I know this may be controversial but compared to what we all spend on our rigs it's not much money and if it would help speed up software development I'd personally gladly lay down the cash to help the Hog development team have the time and man power to rock.

Anybody else?


Thanks,

Joe

Comments

  • rocitoprocitop Registered User
    edited February 2010
    It would get a little tricky. Cheaper rental houses might send out desks that are a version behind on software and then do I as the end user have to pay to upgrade it myself? Do I then own it? DO I have to delete from the desk after the show is over? What if I go to a club that still has 3.0.1 on it and the current version is 4.2, is it one fee of $25 or several?

    Lots of things to consider, perhaps bribing might get what you want faster:friday: Grease the wheels a little....
  • SfeerPeerSfeerPeer Registered User
    edited February 2010
    would gladly pay for a iphone-app...
  • joeshepardjoeshepard Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Hmmm, an iPad and hog app. I'd pay some serious money for that combo! Even if it just did focus control and the ability to fire off cues and macros.

    $50?

    $75?

    $100?

    I'd do it in a heart beat.


    Joe
  • amir877amir877 Registered User
    edited February 2010
    That's a nice post joeshepard, i never think about that this way...nice
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    edited February 2010
    joeshepard wrote: »
    Even if it just did focus control and the ability to fire off cues and macros.

    Joe, you can do all of that now except the encoders. You can fire cues, focus conventionals, etc. using the App screens that myself and Scott Barnes came up with...and it's only $3.99 (for the Snatch App from iTunes).

    Check out this thread and see if it helps you...

    http://forums.highend.com/showthread.php?t=7821

    Screens are located here:
    www.housetohalf.net/iphone
  • joeshepardjoeshepard Registered User
    edited February 2010
    You can and I have. But it does mean firing up my Mac laptop in Parallels and getting it talking to my iPC over the network then getting Snatch connected from my iPod Touch to my laptop. It definitely works but I have some intermittent problems keeping a solid connection with Snatch and the lack of encoders is a drag.

    The work you guys have put into this is beautiful:headbang:. I just wish I could get the laptop out of the middle of the chain as the Mac Parallels adds even more limitations in what it can do and when I'm running around with my head cut off before a show I always seem to have a hard time getting all the pieces happy and talking. So... I'd still happily pay for a single app solution.


    Joe
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