Commentary by CEO Sarah Weinberger:
Here you can see a concept product page, which features a yellowish background, which I thought contrasts nicely to the text and brings out the text and video more so than the white.
Before delving into the concept, I created all the software less the HTS daemon, which does the actual transfer. I did create a server side daemon to help out the graphical user interface. I also designed the CentOS hardware box along with configuring the software on the CentOS box. Because of all the customizations and ancillary software used, the solution is truly a hardware/software solution and not just a software solution.
A colleague of mine, David Rosenthal, and I created all the videos that you see on this page. We chose Apple Final Cut Pro as the video editor, although we could have chosen the Adobe Creative Suite. Avid was another option. I will discuss the videos on the videos page. You can see my writing and directing prowess. I still get a kick watching the video of the two colleagues talking about DataMover and watching the actors read/act out my script. That was/is so totally cool.
You can look at what I did on your own. There is a link below this text to show the current design of the DataMover product page on the JMR site. It has changed, since I created this concept site. Sadly, like the index page, I did not capture a screenshot from when I started. A couple of tweaks were made using the concept that I created, not much, though.
I dislike that on the JMR site, when you click on the DataMover product, you get basically an empty page, where you force the user to click on the single DataMover product to get to the real product page. One should always limit clicks and depths. We do not want users going down the rabbit hole, just KISS (keep it simple, stupid).
In my concept any information relating to the DataMover would be no more than 2 clicks away. The first click goes to this DataMover page. The three “See More” pages are each one click away from this page, as is the “add to cart” button at the top of the page. I did certify DataMover for Windows 10, and the logo is at the top of the page.
The graphical user interface still that you see below is the DataMover Mozart version, which is the first one that I did using Java, Ant, and Eclipse. Subsequently, I created DataMover Beethoven and DataMover Liszt. DataMover Beethoven is an entirely fresh concept in the GUI using the .Net Framework and .Net as a Winform application. The Liszt version is also .Net but is a Universal version of the product. DataMover Beethoven has a Xamerin project of the GUI, which works on Mac and Linux, in addition to the standard Windows version. The cross platform version does not look as nice, as it does not use the DevExpress and other Windows only controls. DataMover Beethoven is divided into three different libraries. The top most is the direct GUI, Windows and the cross platform version, while the other two provides the API that the graphical version uses. One of the purposes of this API approach is that other vendors can take the API library and implement a full featured .Net application with minimum fuss using just as much or just as little as needed. These versions of the product are a one-to-one relationship and resemble a full featured FTP program, just with the GUI run from a third location. All versions offer full functionality. Personally, DataMover Beethoven looks the best and is the easiest to use.
DataMover Brahms is a one to many downloader, which has three components. The first application is for administrators to set up a download package. The second component is meant for users. They simply enter the download code and the software download the package in the background to the desired location. The third component is for JMR. This component handles billing for data usage, as all data corresponds to the JMR server for various tasks. DataMover Brahms, sometimes referred to as DataMover Downloader, uses the .Net Framework. One possible use of this product is for video production companies to send out dailies to various people.
If you are interested in the DataMover product or any of the other products from JMR, please mention Butterflyvista or me as the referral source.
Live site screenshot captures as of July 2017:
- DataMover Product Page
- DataMover Detail Product Page