Joe Connell on 12 Aug, 2017 01:14 PM
Sorry, currently the countdown has a Max at 10 with audio files counting to 10... maybe in the future we can add a longer countdown. But the majority of users (photo booth professionals) feel the longer the guest take in the booth, the more other guests (waiting) get upset and when people are waiting to take a turn... they don't want to wait longer.
I do have a suggestion that will make it work better for you. get the props out of your booth... having the props in the booth (IMO) it the worst thing to do. By having your props out side the booth, the guests will pick which props they are going to use BEFORE entering the booth... my count is set at 5 seconds and that is more than enough time for a guest to change a prop.
...and having a booth Unattended is like leaving the car unlocked with the keys in it... just asking for trouble...
Thanks, understand your concerns, the way it works for me is just right, my product is a little different and i chose sparkbooth due to the flexibility in what i can control (the status file) and my service evolves around that. I could (in code) manually trigger the taking of the picture and implement my own countdown mechanism but just wanted to know if you guys would consider it (as it would be less hassle) then me recoding it. having it extended to 15 seconds would not impact the majority of photo booth professionals as they can leave it as it is. I on the other hand would make full use of it - anyway, appreciate the support/feedback :) Hope John may consider it in the (near) future.
Joe Connell on 12 Aug, 2017 10:48 PM
Regarding your comment: I could (in code) manually trigger the taking of the picture and implement my own countdown mechanism but just wanted to know if you guys would consider it (as it would be less hassle) then me recoding it.
If you Agreed to the License agreement (required to use the software)
you should note the following... Use Constitutes Acceptance
By Using The Software and documentation You Acknowledge That You Have Read, Understood And Accept All The Terms And Conditions Of This End User License. If You Do Not Accept All Terms And Conditions, Do Not Use The Software and documentation
Conditions Of Use
... You shall not, and shall not authorize or engage anyone to, copy, modify, translate, alter, adapt, reverse engineer, disassemble, create derivative works of, decompile or attempt to derive source code for the Software for any purpose. You understand that Developer has included certain technical disabling features and functionality in the Software that help to limit the use of the Software to the terms and conditions stated in this License.
no no no, nothing of the sort - reverse engineering etc.
I mean using scripts etc to respond to events that sparkbooth generates like switch on a light or use a 3rd party button to start the process. I have no interest, time & patience in disassembling others work.
Joe Connell on 13 Aug, 2017 12:28 AM
I am sure creating a Script code as you say is 100% OK
and does not violate the software license agreement.
...I just wanted to make sure
we are not hard asses, I just want to protect
John's extensive hard work he has provided
for all of us who enjoy using HIS software.
John is 1 in a million who goes out of his way to make sure
what he has created will work for everyone and he goes
above and beyond by Remoting to a users computer
to search for any issues a user is having...
I know of no other software developer who is
that concerned about everyone of his customers.
Sorry I sometimes come across extremely rude at times,
I only want to make sure all users of John's software
understand this is his life work and his only income.
I have caught MANY users who have attempted to
cheat the system over and over ...
With selling photo booths with Split Activations, code hacking,
and many other underhanded attempts at getting something for nothing.
Many of our Support Team were watching this post
after your comments and now we can all relax...
no code cracking, just a script watch.
Thank you for listening to my rant, we are always here to help.
PLUS your request is now on the possible ToDo List...
... up to a 20 Countdown (maybe without Audio to start)
That's great news and I completely understand, i too am a software dev and completely understand your views and great to see you enforcing and protecting IP.
I chose sparkbooth mainly becuase (not in order)
1) the software gets regular updates which shows the commitment
2) the forums are manned with quality support and responses which shows the support and help and open to product suggestions to make it better
3) the flexibility of the product (so i can react and write my scripts/app around sparkbooth statuses) to make it work the way i'd want it (working in both attended and unattended mode (which works great by the way))
So its a thumbs up from me.
i completely support the work and efforts the sparkbooth team put into the product and grateful for your assistance.