Monday, May 26, 2014

Are you a project creator?

If you a developer, there is a good chance that you dreamed about creating the next Facebook or the next Candy Crush Saga.  For sure, it's fun to think that maybe your next app will create a buzz around the next.
In real life, the chance of becoming the next superstar of the software industry is quite slim.  Does it means you have to forget about your dreams?  Not at all.

Every project starts with an idea.  Whatever is the source of your inspiration, it doesn't matter.  Try it anyway, believe in yourself and who knows, you may create something that a few thousand people will appreciate.

Even if your project does not get any attention, you will learn a lot of things in the process.  It's not just about being famous, it's about learning
and becoming better overtime.  The more you learn, the more you have a chance of succeeding.  In my personal history, I've started many projects on the web, just for the fun of being creative:

  • NWE-00X Mp3 Manager (Reached 6000 download a month)
  • Symphonic (listed on some Linux distros, the natual evolution of NWE-00X)
  • WebcamStudio (Started as a simple idea to be able to display my desktop in a virtual webcam)
  • JapelServer  (Trying to stream videos to my iPhone)
  • (Trying to create a social network based on GPS location)
  • (Trying to create a web Find My Friends in pure HTML5)
  • (Exploring the idea of sharing your online games)
  • ScreenStudio (Going back to stream/record your display in an easy way)

Some projects never took off.  I learned a great deal in the process.  Other projects became famous to a point I would never expect (WebcamStudio, NWE-00X Mp3 Manager)

Overall, I learned so much with these projects that I am proud to list them in my resume.  They all prove one thing:  I am a project creator!  

... And sometimes, I get it right...

Go ahead, try, test, explore!  You can be a creator too!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Balleux and Ellis: WebcamStudio Masters!

While creating an event for the release of ScreenStudio 1.0, Karl Ellis and I got together and has a great chat about the history of WebcamStudio. (Hosted by DirtyPenguins)

Have a look:


ScreenStudio 1.0.1: Works on Java 6

A lot is happening with ScreenStudio.  The latest version 1.0.1 is available from and is compatible with Java 6.

Have a look at my Youtube channel for more demos and tutorial on ScreenStudio:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Today is the big day: ScreenStudio 1.0

ScreenStudio 1.0 will be released today...

Keep an eye on the G+ community for more details as a live event will be schedule for the new release.

You'll be able to download the new version at

Thursday, May 8, 2014

ScreenStudio 1.0: Coming soon...

Hi guys!

ScreenStudio 1.0 is coming soon with some great features.  The main goal of this project is to provide an easy way to record and stream your Ubuntu desktop to any RTMP servers.  Twitch does come to mind...

I've made a move to simplify the usage by providing pre-configured setups that almost anybody can use without any knowledge about command line stuff.

For more advanced users, the pre-configured setups will be available from the main website ( when version 1.0 will be ready.

Eventually, I want to build a database of pre-configured setups that will be downloadable by all.

Have a look at the latest preview of ScreenStudio 1.0: