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Posted by tightbeam
Aug 23, 2018 at 01:58 PM


If you developed it from scratch, why are you using original Ecco screenshots (as claimed by someone else here)? Or did you clone the Ecco interface as part of your development effort?

I really can’t see the need for or the marketability of an Ecco *clone* in 2018. New, modern software that incorporates Ecco’s better features, sure; but a clone? I imagine the remaining Ecco user base is vanishingly small, and those who remain are very fixed and inflexible in their ways, so it might be wise to jettison much of what they ask for and do what makes sense for today’s market.

I don’t think you did yourself any favors by posting a “teaser” on a fresh Twitter account sans any meaningful details like beta date, release date, cost, website, etc.

Polywick Studio wrote:

>So after a few years of ins and outs, we made a break-through few months
>ago, and managed to develop, from scratch, the tree, notepad, calendar,
>address book system.


Posted by Polywick Studio
Aug 23, 2018 at 02:51 PM


>interface as part of your development effort?

Please see the screenshots and compare them vs. the original and you can see lots of minor and small differences.

>sure; but a clone?

Really? Every person/company have expended effort and later… failed.

When they tried to add such features, they run into considerable difficulties, or give-up, without much success.


Posted by MadaboutDana
Aug 23, 2018 at 04:23 PM


It’s a tribute app - I like it!

If it works, of course.


Posted by Jon Polish
Aug 23, 2018 at 06:35 PM


I am pretty sure development on Ecco Pro ceased in 1997. It will be interesting to see what was improved and the program’s overall capabilities. InfoQube has long since supplanted my Ecco databases and it would be counter-productive for me to roll back the clock. Never-the-less, I really would like to see what you have accomplished.

What database engine is used?

Will it import Ecco files? CSV import? What about export and printing?

Polywick Studio wrote:

>The original Ecco hasn’t been updated since ~ 2008.



Posted by Polywick Studio
Aug 23, 2018 at 10:52 PM


>What database engine is used?

Database is proprietary.


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