Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bits du Jour, Email Phantom, and Other News

On Monday, January 22nd (tomorrow) File Phantom will be the featured software application on Bits du Jour, a website that sells one application a day for a reduced rate. As most of you know, I and Paul Mendoza have been working on this application for many months now and recently launched it under the company we newly formed, Linewave Media (what was once just my freelance graphic design business where I would use Paul for my extensive web coding... now we also make software). Please take the time to check this out and take advantage of the very reduced price of File Phantom. If you missed the sale... sorry! We are planning on having our software featured on the site again soon.

Keep checking back for updates on the Linewave site. We are about to launch Email Phantom which is a web-based application that makes internet marketing easy. All you do is sign in, select the amount of emails you want to send, and then place your email address information in and then you can send thousands of emails instantly. If you do not want to send from your own email address we have an address to send from. You can send just about any quantity you life from under one hundred to in the multi-thousands. It is a great solution for those who want to send church newsletters or small to large businesses who want to send a monthly email out to their customers. It is also a whole lot less expensive and easier to use than buying your own software to do the same thing.

With Linewave Media being turned into a software company that also does creative design and video work, we have a brand new website being produced. Check back soon to see the new website. It will replace the File Phantom website and Email Phantom will also be a part of that. Do not worry, and Email will easily direct you the page of the website for those products... just like how directs you to the Photoshop page of the Adobe website.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

File Phantom v1

We just recently launched File Phantom. It is a piece of security software that encrypts and hides files on your computer.

Paul Mendoza has been working on it for a long time and a couple of months ago asked me to come on board to handle all the design work for it. The product was already solid but needed some icons for the UI as well as a logo. At this point we did not even have a name for the thing. We quickly came up with this name and I produced the logo. At first we almost went with a blue and an orange for the colors of the logo but decided on this green and blue.

After we did that we bought the domain names and set up the hosting account. We decided to develop the website in ASP.NET since we wanted to utilize all the things that had to offer. I designed a Flash header and a skin and we put something up. As weeks went by I kept making more images and elements to add.

I had Linewave Media going as my personal design and videography business and had used Paul for some of the extensive web coding we needed on large websites. We decided to form and LLC with Linewave and publish File Phantom under Linewave Media.

The software itself is pretty solid. It works great and we have already won awards before it even sold one copy. We are now setting up distribution and have deals being put into place that will place it on websites to be sold like and others like that.

File Phantom not only is functional but is easy to use and looks great. We have a demo/30 day trial version online for people to download. Our installer looks great and we have a pretty nice user login as well.

Once you download the software and install it, it is pretty easy to get running. At this point you either enter your key or you go ahead with your 30 day trial. What you do next is create a username and password. Nobody can access your encrypted and/or hidden files with out knowing your username or password.

After you create your account and launch the program it will prompt you to browse for files on your computer to encrypt/hide. It only does this on the first start up but will get you going with the program. Once in the program you can drag or browse for more files to add during this session or future sessions. All you have to do is select the files on your list and hit a button and they will encrypt/hide quickly. It is pretty neat to watch this happen for the first time.

Bla… bla… bla… I will not bore you anymore with all that stuff. I am just excited to see the software get such great reviews and come as far as it has. In the coming months you will see it listed and sold on some major online stores and keep your eyes open for the next version… and the next version after that.

We next will keep refining File Phantom and developing new features for the next version. Aside from that we have been creating an massive online email blast application that will be ready by the time you read this or shortly after. Keep looking on the Linewave Media website for updates on what is going on with these things.