Friends, neighbors, family, and associates,
Almost exactly a year ago, I became the lead programmer for an African missions project started by Computer Science students the previous spring.
During spring break of this past year, I traveled as part of a team of Business majors to Nairobi, Kenya to meet with Bible Translation and Literacy (BTL) Kenya, the missions group we were developing the system for. When the rest of my team graduated, I carried the project on by myself, spending more than 800 hours of my free time over this past year coding, testing, and responding to feedback and bug reports. With Revision #324, I have now completed the initial alpha testing, and I need your help with the beta test.
What can you do to help? I need people to give feedback on every aspect of the system.
- First, go to the development site and log in with the username “administrator” and the password of “administrator”.
- Next, test whatever aspect of the system that you find interesting. I particularly encourage you to create a user account for yourself, and see what giving or revoking permissions does.
- Finally, if anything goes wrong, or you see something that doesn’t look quite right, click the “Submit Feedback or Report a Bug” button, fill out the necessary information, and click “Submit Feedback”.
- If for some reason this does not work, you can also email “firstname.lastname@example.org”
With your help, and the feedback you give, I will be able to deliver a piece of high quality software to the African mission field, one which will enable missionaries to communicate with each other better, and will ultimately enable God’s work to be done.
If you would like to support the HyperSnail project in other ways, please visit the Support page on the website for more info. The project is in need of programmers and prayer support, and all monetary contributions will be directly applied to keeping the HyperSnail project up
Thank you for your support,
~Kevin Straw, Bible Translation and Literacy Kenya, and the HyperSnail Project