FW Editor: Hi, please tell us more about NanoSoftDesign. How many people do you work there and when did you start programming stuff?
Dusko Zigic: Nanosoftdesign was founded by a group of young people who tried to find
their place in a huge software market. About dozen young people of different
profiles participated in the first commercial project Family Expenses
Control Program. They have supported our idea and wanted to contribute to
the FEC program and make it accessible to every man. Nanosoftdesign team is
already working on some additional segments of FEC program. Part of the team
is working on some new projects not strictly related to programming but a 3D
design and projects related to CGI. We invite all young people who are
interested in this and would like to join us to contact us for any kind of
FW Editor: How did you come up with the idea for Family Expense Control? How much time have you spent developing this program?
Dusko Zigic: The idea of creating such a program came from interviews and analysis of
people's behaviour, but we started it for ourselves. Then we upgraded the
version we made for us and decided to offer it to all the people in hope
that it will help them as it helped us gain control over our expenditure.
Working on this program took a little longer since there were other projects
and obligations we had to fulfill.
FW Editor: Users are able to choose to try the program before they buy it. Can you tell us the differences between the trial version and the full program?
Dusko Zigic: The difference between trial and full version is that in trial version
some options are limited or excluded, however it is fully functional.
Therefore you can try out all options of FEC program and figure out how
useful it is. The trial version has only one account that is already in the
program but the option of adding a new category is excluded. Trial version
time is limited to 30 days since we believe this time is long enough you
could realize all the advantages of FEC program and decide to purchase a
FW Editor: Can you tell us something about how this application really works? How is it able to organize our finances so well?
Dusko Zigic: We have to mention that this program does not deal with the planning of
expenditure (budget), but the evidence of costs - when, where and how they
occur. Help of this program lies in the fact that after a while you will
have a database and analyzing it you will realize which costs you should pay
attention to and on which items you could save certain amount of money even
though you are not aware of that. You just have to keep as detailed record
as possible an enter data into the database so you can use it for specific
FW Editor: Are you constantly updating this program or you are happy the way it is right now?
Dusko Zigic: We will keep on working on improving the FEC program and adding some new
segments that will be of great benefit to our users. Some of the planned
additions are already being created and they will relate to a healthier diet
calorie intake and consumption and thus improve the health of people.
FW Editor: Why have you decided to donate a part of your profit to an organization that handles world hunger? Not many developers do that thing
Dusko Zigic: Every day people throw away huge amounts of incresingly expensive food
though there is no real need for that. On the other hand, lots of people
starve and die of hunger. Donating 3% of the profit of FEC program sale to
charity organization which aims to reduce hunger in the world we want to
awaken feelings of humanity in other firms and individuals. 3% will not be
great loss for us nor great donation but if everyone would do something like
that things would surely be different. We want you to remember these words
when you throw away food next time. If only 3% of the world's thrown food
would be given to those who need it lots of children and people would stay
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