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Is there a future for desktop applications.

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  • #46
    Re: Is there a future for desktop applications.

    They used to refer them to Alpha developers, but for some time now when clients respond to their "we will make the app for you" they are outsourcing it to one or more companies in India instead of referring the clients to long time Alpha developers.
    Although not much truly surprises me anymore, I am just naive enough to have hope that the above statement is erroneous....especially due to the fee Alpha imposes to become part of their developer list.
    Mike
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    • #47
      Re: Is there a future for desktop applications.

      Well, a little research sure makes things more obvious!!! :(

      (Had much more to say but decided against it!!!)
      Mike
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      • #48
        Re: Is there a future for desktop applications.

        In response to a private request from a forum member, suggesting the above is not true - browse around the site and note words like 'partnership' and phrases like 'we've been looking for a company like this for along time.' Anyway - its no big deal. Bidness is bidness. I know I was originally hurt and then angry, feeling betrayed, but have since accepted that 'the times they are a changing.' Alpha has the right to more or less cut ties with long time developers and go a different direction if they feel it is in their best interests.

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        • #49
          Re: Is there a future for desktop applications.

          Originally posted by martinwcole View Post
          I think with Alpha we are rapidly approaching a scenario where a team approach will be required. And maybe that's the reason Alpha is sending their apps to a shop in India. They used to refer them to Alpha developers, but for some time now when clients respond to their "we will make the app for you" they are outsourcing it to one or more companies in India instead of referring the clients to long time Alpha developers.
          Why India... They should better hire a Russian or Hungarian team of developers. They are better in Math and compact code...:).
          Marcel

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          • #50
            Re: Is there a future for desktop applications.

            Continuing with the main topic, notice that this Indian Developers are developing exclusevely for the Web and for mobile devices, my sugestions are:
            1. Make a team of multidisciplinary Developers: Alpha 5, Html, UI Design etc. (no more lonewolves)
            2. Develop for the web and for mobile devices (iphone apps anyone?)
            3. Dont depend on 3th parties for getting new clients
            Cheers
            Mauricio

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            • #51
              Re: Is there a future for desktop applications.

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              Frank R

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              • #52
                Re: Is there a future for desktop applications.

                Nevermind.
                Frank R

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