Thursday, August 9, 2007

Day 88

So I am now starting to realize this next couple of weeks are going to be busy... We have a whole bunch of paperwork to do before our next meeting with our investor. Schedules, schedules, schedules, I have to have a two year development schedule laid out. Along with some other schedules. Ryan has the fun part of getting contracts laid out, haha, he has it worse then I do, because man that crap is boring I would rather be coding. Which I need to do a lot of in the next 2 weeks as well. None the less, I am really happy that have some one wanting to invest. Its pretty cool that someone believes enough in us to put down some cash money.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Day 87

Well, we just got done meeting with a soon to be investor, our next meeting will be in 2 weeks where will hammer out the details of the contract and exact $$ amounts. Hard to believe in just under 3 months we are discussing figure amounts with an investor. Not to mention just a touch over 3 months we could be spending thousands of dollars on equipment and legal fees.

Its nice to see we are growing...I have to wonder what we will look like in 3 more months.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Day 75

So the Text to speech is still causing major issues. We have another server that will be used for text to speech only. We are trying to create our own PHP wrapper for Microsoft SAPI. We have several ppl that are willing to sell VocalNoise just need it get this TTS to work. No one said this was easy, I guess this is our big stumbling block.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Day 54

So we have the user generation system done. However after working some 10 hours to find an online service to do text to speech with multiple language support... turns out there are no such companies. Our web hosting does not want to install FestVox on shared server, understandable. But we do have a possibility, Cepstral ( I am calling there CEO on Monday to see if we can use there demo site, which does exactly what we are looking for.

side note: this past week has sucked... I mean really sucked. The text to speech issue is a big ugly beast which will take a couple weeks to nail down, thus hosing our deployment schedule. I now know why so many businesses fail... persistence.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Day 46

Ah... development that takes longer then you though. Well at least that's how I feel. This weeekend I have convienced my programmer to meet with me on Saturday and having a coding marathon. Currently he is working on an automated user subcription/registration system. This saturday we are going to redo the user interface and upload a lot of symbols. Should be fun times.

Oh, on a side note we have a meeting with a speech and pathologist professor at IU to look at the product and try to get the first steps into getting it into the IU clinics.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Day 39

So we officially have another developer. We really need this, it should greatly improve the development. We are setting up an appointment with a clinical speech and pathologist at IU which is the first step in getting VocalNoise to the public/clinic at IU. This would be big if we can get it into this clinic. I am going to try to get a video of someone using the product and post it as things are starting to come together but we have a long way to go.... I hope I can make it....

Monday, June 18, 2007

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