ObviousIdea’s team and myself wish you all the best for 2012, starting with health, love and inspiration. We want to thank all the users and providers which have helped the company to serve you.
ObviousIdea 2011 data in a glance
- Created in 2011 as a breakaway from VSO-Software
- 1.5 Millions unique visitors on obviousidea.com ( according Google Analytics )
- More than 6 Millions of download from our own servers.
- 12500 fans on Facebook.com/obviousidea
- Ranked top 40000 site on Alexa in December
It’s a special year for ObviousIdea as the company has been created in March 2011. We didn’t start from scratch as we got the ownership of known software like VSO Image Resizer and PhotoOnWeb, and we got a lot of source code we didn’t promote yet.
in 2012 we will continue to create new products and service for desktop and mobile. We will more actively promote the existing service, and try to engage more users and find talent developers. Our challenge is to get feedback from users, to understand what we need to change and improve, to get more ideas about what to implement. Each comment, even the worst insult is important for us, as it shows we need to work again and again.
Once again, happy new year
Fabrice Meuwissen, CEO ObviousIdea
Here is the page to get all your questions about Image Resizer
and you can post your question in the comments
You can download the new version from the product page of Easy Photo Uploader for Facebook.
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This version history is :
v0.9.3.2 – 2011-04-01
-different crashes fixed
v0.9.3.1 – 2011-03-30
- contains a new exception catcher, to send without any account the log to improve the software
v0.9.3 – 2011-03-22
- Fix- change of developper leader- add multilangage support component- add some translation- remap some links to the new web site Obvious Ideas
You can let your comment in this thread and don’t forget to like ( top right ) our NEW facebook page : http://facebook.com/obviousidea
No rest for Obviousidea, even a sunday ! Thanks to new users feedback and reports, we built a new Free Light Image Resizer 188.8.131.52, available for download now, still free and available in a lot of languages.
Check the list of latest changes of the Image Resizer software in this page
Light Image Resizer – 184.108.40.206 – Build 2011-03-27
FIX: “Floating point division by zero” error while processing
FIX: Write permission check did not work on some drives, leading to “access denied” error
FIX: “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error could occur if processing was cancelled
FIX: Overwrite prompt failed with an error about missing themes on some systems
FIX: “Profile not assigned” error after a profile has been deleted
FIX: Crash after processing was cancelled
IMPROVED: Only display error message once if writing to registry failed
You can download Light Image Resizer here , installing the new version will update your existing copy if you have already the product installed.
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Following our announce of the acquisition of some products of VSO-Software catalog, we are happy to introduce our rebranded version of VSO Light Image Resizer.
version is 18.104.22.168 , you can download it from the product page :
For a limited time, you can get a complete free serial for the pro version by joining our new facebook page
Toulouse, France, 1st of March 2011
For Immediate Release
ObviousIdea! is a new internet company created in 2011 to develop and promote several personal computer software, web services and mobile application for end-users.
After months of discussion, ObviousIdea! is happy to announce the sales of his share in VSO-Software , another software publisher based in Toulouse and providing popular software all over the world.
Why this news is important for ObviousIdea! ? The deal completed today is equivalent to a nice fundraising, but it also allowed acquiring a catalog of existing and popular products from VSO-Software. This database of users and products will help to introduce new projects. “That’s definitely the starting date of this new company, and with this deal I am really confident for the future, as the most difficult task actually is to build a brand and a community of users” says Fabrice Meuwissen, the CEO and Founder of ObviousIdea!, previously shareholder and CEO of VSO-Software.
ObviousIdea! will focus on 3 activities in the next few months:
1 – Promote and develop the acquired catalog of products, mainly oriented to consumers products and photo market, with VSO Image Resizer ( estimated to 500k download per month ), PhotoOnWeb an application and web service to share your photos with family, ATOM Gps and GPS Stone for iPhone are products for geo-tagging pictures and share your itinerary details on Google maps.
2 – Develop new products and service , not limited to end-users.
Some project are still unnder development like Salmon Email Tracking for Outlook a plugin to improve the follow-up of important email exchange, using neuromarketing to improve reply success rate, born during the first Start Up Week end of Toulouse in November 2010.
A cloud product, with a temporary name, http://www.send-to-my-cloud.com, is actually a personal and private online bookmarking and notes manager, it will be extended in the future version with safe storage getaway to host your files with popular service such Dropbox, Amazon S3, or Google docs.
Easy Photo Uploader For Facebook is a software already public since a few weeks, with more than 3500 fans, which will complete the photo editing and management catalog. Another project codenamed “PhotoLikr” will connect the dots between the different products allowing social rating of pictures whatever the current program you use to manage pictures.
3 – Invest in young startups and new existing companies. “Because I won’t be able to spend all the money available in my only own development, I want to give back to the community and help others, like I would have appreciated to be helped myself”, says Fabrice Meuwissen, “it’s something I am already doing in my town area as a business angel but with the traffic of this new company, I will be able to help both with money and exposure”.
ObviousIdea! promises to be a consumer centric company, it means users will participate actively in the life of products, suggesting new features, deciding where and how to implement the action of the services. “I am sick of all these companies whose support team members don’t even react to suggestions you could make by email, if you are lucky enough to receive a reply …unfortunately.” Says Fabrice. It is something so easy to set up with social networks and specialized tools such as Uservoice. You need to engage the users in all the process of your company if you want to be successful whatever the millions you may have on your bank account. Fabrice Meuwissen is a Usability expert and consultant in Strategic Marketing graduated from the Stanford University in 2010.
But… ObviousIdea! is already facing a challenge, which is to build a larger team of developers ( php, jquery, html5, .net, Delphi ), community manager, and enthousiastic users. New company owner confesses the biggest issue for now will be to recruit to be sure the new projects will be released on time.