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    Default A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Announcing the A5/FusionCharts Genie
    Codeless FusionCharts for your Alpha Five Database
    From Steve Workings


    I am proud to announce that the A5/FusionCharts Genie is ready for purchase.

    If you've wanted to put charts on your Alpha Five web pages or forms, but were stopped with all the coding involved, then this Genie is for you.

    The A5/FusionCharts Genie helps Alpha Five users create FusionCharts that can be integrated with Alpha Five databases. The primary method of integration is the production of code for use in .A5W pages, which can then be displayed in a web application and on desktop forms.

    Codeless FusionCharts for your Alpha Five database!

    Here is the A5/FusionCharts Web Page where you'll find a full description, plenty of helpful videos and more.

    The Genie is for sale for $69.00 at the IADN Store. You have unlimited use of the Genie, across as many databases, websites or other Alpha Five applications you have.

    This has been tested with A5 versions 9 and 10. It should also work with version 8. Many of the techniques for display demonstrated in the videos use version 10 features.
    -Steve


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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Steve,

    Congratulations & great work!!! I haven't had a chance to view all the video examples but what I've seen so far is very impressive.

    Bob Arbuthnot
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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Steve,
    I also offer my congratulations.I will definately order a copy and I hope many others will do the same. This type of effort makes Alpha a much better development tool.
    Take the time to view Steve's videos and see the outstanding graphic results that can be achieved painlessly.
    John

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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Thank you both. I'm working on a version 1.01 that will be free to all existing users. It'll make it yet easier and more friendly to use than it already is.

    Something like this makes such a difference in the appearance of your apps. I'm just handing one of my customers a few charts on their system just because it's so easy and makes such an impact.

    And... show us your charts!
    -Steve


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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    It was such a pleasure working with you Steve as a beta tester.

    Although my input was rather modest to say the least, what you have produced is one of the best addons to Alpha applications since the Calendar which I helped design.

    I'm sure this Graph Genie will lead onto bigger and greater things.

    I'm looking forward to the Fusion Widgets Genie.
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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Yeah. Steve has done a great job of providing a professional charting tool. Really nice work, Steve.

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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Steve,

    What FusionCharts license do we need to distribute charts in our applications?

    Regards,

    Michael

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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Charts Supported
    At this time, FusionCharts Free charts are supported:


    The FusionCharts Free version is Open Source and can be distributed for commercial use.
    Bill Griffin
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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Thanks for that Bill,

    Michael

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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Take a look at the link below.

    Looks like Fusioncharts is betting on FileMaker rather than Alpha Five.

    http://www.fusioncharts.com/Filemaker/Default.asp.

    http://www.fusioncharts.com/

    Bob McGaffic
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    PS: And at a single developer license fee of $29.00. Incredible!

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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Bob,

    It is my understanding that Alpha is working on special pricing for Alpha users as well.

    The 29.00 price you quoted is not a developer license, but a single user license good for one seat of Filemaker (see attached). The Filemaker developer price is 1499.00.

    They offer nice discounts for Filemaker users, hopefully Alpha can cut a deal with them as well.
    Bill Griffin
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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Quote Originally Posted by rmcgaffic View Post
    Looks like Fusioncharts is betting on FileMaker rather than Alpha Five.
    Well, yeah. FM claims 10 million users. Alpha, in the past, has sometimes claimed 1 million users. Both sides may be exaggerating their numbers a little. But if we take the 10:1 ratio at face value, not to mention FM's well know name brand, it would make sense for Fusion to team up w. FM, marketing wise. Yeah, $29 + FM purchase costs, which can easily exceed the price of Alpha. Fortunately, Steve Workings has come out with an easy to use Alpha Fusion Genie to help Alpha users get the same functionality. All told, the combined price on the A5 side is way cheaper than the FM combined price. The grass always looks greener in the other guys yard - until you purchase it!

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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    I believe you'll also see some A5 stuff popping up soon on the FusionCharts web site.
    -Steve


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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Bill,

    You are correct. Still for a single user 29.00 is an attractive price.

    I just wish Alpha would similarly partner with a vendor for a hierarchical grid display that could be used on the desktop.

    Please take a look at the attachment, again for FileMaker. Is there anyway anyone can think of to replicate this in Alpha Five?

    This is a combination of a tree and a browse. Note that the tree is built with parent/child relationships and that multiple columns can be displayed.

    I have sat on the sidelines with Alpha Five for six months after reporting several bugs with Codejock and other controls. I figured that Alpha wasn't going to devote anymore resources to V9 and to wait out V10.

    I've ordered a copy of V10, but I have a nagging concern that with the exeption of form headers/footers, there are few improvements which actually improve the way users interact with desktop forms.

    But I don't want to prejudge and would love to be pleasantly surprised.

    Bob McGaffic
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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Duplicate posting, sorry

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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Bob - Is this a FusionCharts related post, or might it belong somewhere else? I'm sure you can understand my interest in keeping this thread focused.

    Thanks.
    -Steve


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    Default Re: A5/FusionCharts Genie is Ready!

    Steve,

    It keeps getting better!! The addition of some of the fusion widgets in the latest beta are awesome!!
    Bill Griffin
    Parkell, Inc

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