BIG announcement, the future of ESP Easy. [READ THIS IF YOU LOVE OUR FW]

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Re: BIG announcement, the future of ESP Easy. [READ THIS IF YOU LOVE OUR FW]

#101 Post by grovkillen » 22 Sep 2020, 09:50

I'm glad you guys are eager. The 2.1 needs to be out of the box before I will interfere with my GUI :)

And I do still have to get some money paying my bills so extra "here and there" jobs are still important = takes the time off of fun stuff.
ESP Easy Flasher [flash tool and wifi setup at flash time]
ESP Easy Webdumper [easy screendumping of your units]
ESP Easy Netscan [find units]
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Sponsor ESP Easy, we need you :idea: :idea: :idea:

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Re: BIG announcement, the future of ESP Easy. [READ THIS IF YOU LOVE OUR FW]

#102 Post by mamaliguta » 12 Oct 2020, 14:04

Hi! I understand that quite a long time has passed but I would like to know if I can still support you on the Patreon? I know firsthand how difficult it is to start any start-up. A couple of years ago, my friend and I started our start up, we came up with an excellent replacement for electric light bulbs, which are much less harmful to the environment and cost 3 times less in home use. We also published our invention on a variety of sites - on Patreon, on list of promotions in San Diego, and so on. All this brought us quite a large amount of money that we were able to spend on improving our invention. Now I would like to support your initiative. I hope I can help you out a little bit.
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Re: BIG announcement, the future of ESP Easy. [READ THIS IF YOU LOVE OUR FW]

#103 Post by TD-er » 12 Oct 2020, 14:27

Yes, as you can see on the forum and GitHub, we are very active in development and support for ESPEasy.
So all Patreon money is more than welcome as it allows for less time spent on "billable hours" which not always result in ESPEasy time :)

Just to give an impression of my "working days".
As mentioned before here on the forum, I did start my own company to develop rapid prototypes.
For these prototypes I use ESPEasy.

The business model is really simple.
- Hours spent on the client product directly are billed at 100%
- Hours spent on software development which is allowed to end up in the Open Source GitHub are billed at 50%.
- I try to make enough money to pay the bills and have enough time left for working on ESPEasy.

So the "side income" like Patreon, make it easier for me to decide to work on ESPEasy instead of billable hours.

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Re: BIG announcement, the future of ESP Easy. [READ THIS IF YOU LOVE OUR FW]

#104 Post by grovkillen » 14 Oct 2020, 08:19

I cannot agree more with TD-er. Since I'm the frontend developer (and he's the backend developer) I have a bit different "work day":

Building digital workflows for companies.
Some sensor for data collection for these companies
Improving the GUI engine (which is ready for released once we've released the 2.1 version)
Sell SenseAir sensors for low number orders.

The patreon money have been spent on some online test suits https://crossbrowsertesting.com/ and buying hardware. Thank you very much for this essential part of our income.
ESP Easy Flasher [flash tool and wifi setup at flash time]
ESP Easy Webdumper [easy screendumping of your units]
ESP Easy Netscan [find units]
Official shop: https://firstbyte.shop/
Sponsor ESP Easy, we need you :idea: :idea: :idea:

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