johnvarney

I wanted to say thanks to all the people on this forum for helping with solutions to problems, particularly the Microsoft guys for creating such a great platform and being prepared to participate with the developers.

I started to experiment with WPF in January 2006 and had a 'vision' for a new product while recovering from a back operation in June 2007.

The result is at http:/www.glomey.com and is a clickonce deployed app written in Visual Basic using WPF and WCF.

There are still some rough edges, and probably some bugs. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Hope you find it interesting. There is a long way to go to fulfill the vision but at least it is a start.

Thanks again,

John



Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Thanks

Rob Relyea

From the Microsoft side...You're welcome.  We love the stuff developers build on WPF!  Thank you.

Web site appears down...right url

-Rob





Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Thanks

johnvarney

Rob

Just checked -seems OK

http://www.glomey.com

John





Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Thanks

Chango V. - MSFT

Tip: You can detect whether the framework is present by examining the UserAgent string.




Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Thanks

Josh Smith

John,

You might want to reconsider how you get customers to pay for your product. I checked out your site and installed your app, but it requires me to pay before ever explaining what it is that I'd be paying for. The provided explanation only mentions that Glomey provides a safer way to use the Internet, but I have no idea what that means. Perhaps a free month, or at least a "tour" of the application in use would be sufficient.






Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Thanks

johnvarney

Josh

Thanks for the comment.

We are stuck in a catch 22 almost.

The concept is that, at least initially, Glomey is a social network. There are other aspects to it but they are still in development.

The idea came from discussions with my children, 16 and 19 at the time, about Internet predators and how the situation might be improved. The payment is an annual membership, which I had tried to keep nominal, and allows the info entered by the member to be checked against their credit card records.

This does several things.

Firstly, it prevents persons (ie teenagers) without credit cards joining but allows them to have a linked membership with a parental account. A linked membership automatically sets parents as 'friends' of the teenager and allows them to see their child's pictures, etc. and those of the child's friends. Everyone knows up front and there is no need for the parent to feel as though they are "spying".

Secondly, even though we do not store any credit card info, we do store the name and address of members. This, hopefully, is a deterrent to predators since they know that their account is traceable, at least to some extent.

I had hoped that I had explained at least the basics of the concept in the introductory pages on the web and in the app, without being too verbose, but take your point. I can't do an introductory membership since we lose the info check. Maybe a sample membership where the features of the app and the ease of use can be tested and the cool WPF animations etc. can be seen (at least, my kids say they are cool!).

There is a lot more to it, and I'd be pleased to discuss it, but I'm conscious that such a discussion is not really the purpose of the forum.

John





Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Thanks

johnvarney

Chango

I'll do that. Save the user having to decide. Thanks

John