Amy Biehl High School, a local charter school, uses a school management system used by around 10,000-20,000 schools. The vendor for this system wanted to charge Amy Biehl High School $7,000 to change the labels on a form from “father’s name” and “mother’s name” to “guardian 1” and “guardian 2.” We built a WordPress plugin that talks with the student management system, both via supported, and unsupported, APIs to allow for these forms to be managed in WordPress. We built this entire solution for around $2,000 and have additional, follow up, projects we’re working on with Amy Biehl.
Noventum has explicit rights, and Amy Biehl has a perpetual single site license. This product exists, and has been sold/developed for one customer. It is live. The vendor has already contacted us, multiple times, regarding the technological pushes we made while developing this to try and understand . They are interested in learning more about what we do, and why we were asking the questions we’ve been asking. We need to work harder on packaging the WordPress plugin, and selling it to other schools
We effectively created a one-step install which creates a new WordPress site (including DNS entries) based on a form submission from within WordPress. For this project, the intellectual property ownership isn’t quite as clear, but we are operating under the implicit rules of 1099 contracting (I own everything, but he has an unlimited use license.) This product exists, and has been sold/developed for one customer. It is live here: https://ubuntu.oakleystudio.com/sign-up/. When you signup for their service, you immediately have a WordPress site, which resolves. This saves Pete 15-30 minutes every time a new customer signs up, and creates an automatic system for his business process. There are many boutique development shops like Pete’s. Just in Albuquerque, three other development companies are interested in this product.