FW Editor: What are your plans or objectives in the near future?
Alejandro Pedraza: In the short term we'll be releasing a maintenance version of pulpTunes resolving a few minor bugs, and providing support to an add-on project that we'll be launching in the next few weeks.
FW Editor: How and when did you start writing the code for pulpTunes? What inspired you the most? Do you plan to develop new software, or are you more focused on optimizing the current ones?
Alejandro Pedraza: pulpTunes started as a personal project back in 2008, just as a solution to stream music from my living room to my studio. It turned out so good that I invested a bit on its looks and offered it as a product. The focus right now is on improving the product, but there are some minor add-ons being developed on the side.
FW Editor: pulpTunes is a one of a kind application. What is its secret?
Alejandro Pedraza: Clean design, ease of use and focused at being the best at solving one particular problem: stream your iTunes music.
FW Editor: Do you have any plans to improve pulpTunes in the near future? If yes, how are you going to do that?
Alejandro Pedraza: Yes, we're planning on improving the iPhone and Android interfaces, adding ability to upload songs from within pulpTunes, and the ability to skin the interface.
FW Editor: Besides pulpTunes, is there any other similar application that had a positive impact over you? Why?
Alejandro Pedraza: I actually started pulpTunes because I couldn't find an app in this field that could do what I wanted, without hassle. Anyway, utorrent inspired me the concept of embedding a small http server into a desktop app.
FW Editor: Is there any customer support service for pulpTunes users?
Alejandro Pedraza: Yes, we offer free support on our forums.
FW Editor: What is your favorite feature from pulpTunes and why?
Alejandro Pedraza: I particularly like the automatic router configuration, which allows you to access your music from outside your home network.
FW Editor: Can you tell us more about this feature? Why it is so important? Is pulpTunes the same without it?
Alejandro Pedraza: Without this feature, the users would have to log into their router and configure port forwarding. We wanted pulpTunes to be usable by non tech-savy people as well, so automating this process was critical.
FW Editor: Now, to end our small interview, is there any message you would like to send to pulpTunes users?
Alejandro Pedraza: Enjoy our software, and keep in touch!
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