Spotted on GetAFreelancer.com …
We are looking for a person or a company who can supply a turnkey digital signage solution including player exe and ASP server. Player XP and can play all kind of video codec, sound, swf,ppt,scolling text, RSS and internet in different frame of the screem If you have and only if you have this built or something very similar and the rest can be modified, please bid. Thanks you
The budget is listed as between $1,500 and $3,000 … for the whole shot.
Your company may have many years of R&D, patents and a professional, seriously good development team, but at the end of the day you may still find yourself competing against something that was written in India at $8/hour.
The job post, by the way, did not originate in Lagos or Bangalore or some distant part of the Third World. The guy looking to get this built is in New York. There are nine other open jobs listed on the site for software design jobs.
I hear all the time from people who slam some commercial, heavily marketed DS platforms they’ve looked at as steaming piles of poop. One can only imagine what you buy into when you pay all of $3K.
The good thing is that I’m finding, as I am sure others are, a healthy business in people trading up from the built or bought cheap platform, to a real one.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.