I appreciate your concern. Consider that Digimoto has already posted a 10% discount on all purchases made through our website for any members of this forum community ~ asking for feedback regarding potential product development is not something we have done in the past. We will be looking more towards existing customers to offer feedback as they will be the ones who will obviously benefit first from ideas such as the ones you might have. I would have no problem extending further discounts if this community helped us build a great tool. In all instances, our software is virtually free ~ in fact, if you look at the products we currently sell, even our entire packages are cheaper then the hardware you would find selling retail alone. We are always trying to give back as much as possible.Originally Posted by Quattro
Also note we do offer existing freeware software for OBDII diagnostics (I have posted this on your website as well). Offering a freeware version of this application is also a possibility ~ or perhaps a free version modified for this forum alone. Regardless, a package like this does require hardware (for the OBDII diagnostics and GPS side of things), so offering something completely free would not be possible.
Opening our package as an open source project is just not feasable for us. I am a fan of open source... in fact, I used to spend a lot of time building and supporting open source applications: open source project . But to build a retail level project, it must remain a retail product.
I do appreciate the ideas you guys have already thrown at us and we are already discussing development possibilities now.