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MakingMoney with BlackBox

Postby DGDanforth » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:00 am

MakingMoney with BlackBox

Because of Rex Couture's comments about the difficulty of creating applications
with BlackBox I thought it might be useful to start a discussion of what
people have done with BlackBox on a commercial scale.

Here is my contribution.
Over the years 2008 to 2014, I have had a few jobs using oDesk,
a job finding company in Menlo Park, CA not far from me. All
of the jobs were desktop applications that did not care what language in
which the program was written. All of them wanted .exe with the exception
of "Eye tracking" which wanted a .dll. As you can see from the list below
there is a wide diversity of needs!
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Job              $   Description
Ball             30  Physics of ball rolling down a ramp with friction
Math             85  Implicit solution of a math problem
Typing           90  Timing of a user's typing.
Eye             110  Bouncing ball for eye doctor to watch patients eye movements
Glucose         250  Interpolation of measured glucose levels
Dice            350  Probabilities of different dice throws
Fetal           562  Fetal monitor strip chart control
Eye tracking    615  Smoothing webcam eye tracking movements
Pronunciation  1200  Correcting non-native speakers pronunciation
Discovery      7650  Biofeedback from hand held probes.

The majority of the jobs offered on oDesk are web oriented. But if you pick and choose
you can find desktop ones. To broaden our scope we would need to move to a web development
environment.

Best regards,
Doug Danforth
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Re: MakingMoney with BlackBox

Postby DGDanforth » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:02 am

Folks,

So I have earned $10,942 spread over a period of 6 years because of BlackBox.
That is not much but it is good pocket change.

I know Chris Burrows is making money with Oberon related software.
Who else might be?

Josef, do you reap any monetary rewards from Ofront?

-Doug
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Re: MakingMoney with BlackBox

Postby Josef Templ » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:41 pm

> Josef, do you reap any monetary rewards from Ofront?

Ofront is not BlackBox and it is open source by now.


I once (1997) developed a rather large office information system (fff97)
which is still in active use by my clients and I get some revenues from that.

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