Splasm Software: Beneath the Goo

Splasm Software Press Kit

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Splasm Software crafts simple, powerful applications that provide instant value and stay out of the way so users can just get on with it. We develop our products and ourselves organically - constantly growing and improving. Our ears are open to user feedback, our minds are tightly focused on quality and our hearts are committed to supporting our family of users at any cost.

We formed during the summer of 1999, when graphic artist Randy Knoble teamed up with software engineer Keith Gugliotto to create shareware games for the Macintosh. The ideas were good and work progressed, but the projects stretched for longer than either partner anticipated. We wanted our product out in public already!

In 2002, with our third game months from completion, Randy began sketching the basics for an application to manage his checking account. Nothing fancy, just the necessities. His mock-up became the foundation for CheckBook, our flagship product. With a no-nonsense approach and several must-have features, like scheduled transactions, account reporting and QIF support, CheckBook is destined to free folks from medieval personal finance management.

When Apple announced the video iPod in late 2005 Randy immediately realized owners of the new iPod would need a way to convert video clips to the iPod's limited range of supported media formats. We shipped Podner 1.0 twelve intense days after the video iPod announcement. At Apple's request, we renamed Podner to ViddyUp! in the middle of 2006, but the spirit remains the same: easy iPod video conversion with some sweet extras, such as batch processing, cropping, proper handling of non-square pixel formats and MPEG audio support.

Our latest creation, Audiobook Builder, gives users an easy way to convert Audiobook CDs or previously ripped audio files into iPod-friendly Audiobook files. Now you can add cover art, create enhanced chapter stops that include artwork, join AAC losslessly (and quickly!), and more.

Searching for powerful features, quality assurance and a serious passion for customer support? You should feel right at home here at Splasm. We're moving toward software perfection and you're welcome to join us!

Keith Gugliotto

Title: Primordial Sea Captain
Email: keithg@splasm.com
Duties: Everything but graphic design. A little of that, too.
Mission: The world domination thing is so last year.
Favorite Line: "No."
Favorite Books: The Macintosh Way and Snow Crash
History Lesson: Co-founded Splasm following software development experience at Interactive Communication & Training (IACT) and Intellimedia, digital publishing and computer-based training houses based in Birmingham, Alabama. He's developed for the Macintosh for 12 years.

Randy Knoble

Title: Unclassified Life Form
Contact Info: randy@splasm.com
Graphic Design, Webmaster, Idea Man, Quality Assurance, Nagging
Mission: To prove that detail, thought, and hard work make great products, not dollars and degrees.
Favorite Line: "Would it be possible to..."
Favorite Book For Now: Freakonomics
History Lesson: Not so fresh out of college, Mr. Knoble's graphic arts major was just a stop on the way to his true calling: kick-butt games artist. While waiting for the games gig to really get rolling, Randy came up with the idea of a cheap, easy-to-use checking program for Mac OS X, which he basically arm-twisted Keith into developing.

Terra Knoble

Title: Resident Pixie
Contact Info: terra@splasm.com
Market research and outreach, enthusiastic goal setting, magic
Age: I don't age
Mission: To work together as a team, promoting products that work for You
Favorite Line: "That's great! Now what?"
Favorite Book For Now: A Wrinkle in Time
History Lesson: Lived in Brazil for a year in high school, learned Portuguese, graduated UW-Stout with a B.A. in Psychology, ran 5 marathons, and worked with adults with developmental disabilities, before joining team Splasm.
Terra is looking forward to hearing from You!

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