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Fund Meter 0.9 now available

Here’s an application designed for those fund raiser activities where you have a specific goal in mind and you’re encouraging people to donate money.  Probably for non-profits and similar organizations.

The scenario would be something like this: You have a monitor (maybe a big LCD screen) facing the audience or the passers by of a convention, and that will show the big thermometer of how close you are to achieving your goal amount.  Then, you have a laptop on the same network, or at least with access to a shared network drive, etc.  It runs the Fund Meter Admin application that allows you to punch in the dollar amounts people donate.  As you enter amounts, it updates the Fund Meter thermometer to show the new amount.

Simple, no big complex configurations.  I wanted an easy to use application that would answer 90% of the use cases out there.

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htmlText Editor – now on AIR

One of the simplest and most used projects I’ve done is the htmlText Editor. Mainly used by Flex developers, it provides a shortcut to having htmlText generated in a WYSIWYG type editor. I’ve thought for a long time about making a desktop app out of it. The time has come. It’s got some additional features that I’ve procrastinated putting in, such as:

  • Updating both ways – you change the rich text, it changes the htmlText AND you change the htmlText and it instantly updates the rich text
  • No more “filter tags” button – it updates the display as soon as you check and un-check the boxes
  • CDATA wrapping – check the box to wrap the htmlText in CDATA tags and what you copy to the clipboard will be wrapped in the CDATA tags

I’m totally open to making more changes, so please, provide feedback!

You can download the application from the Adobe Marketplace (free of charge).

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MLS csv2kml beta 1

MLS csv2kml takes the Membership.csv file that can be created from MLS (ask your Clerk for this file) and by simply dropping the file onto the running application, it will gather the information needed and construct a kml file that can be used with Google Earth to visualize all the members of your Ward or Branch. The file it creates is named Membership.kml and is always placed on your desktop when it’s finished.

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