Agilart project: the visual way of programming microcontrollers from your browser
about an year ago we faced a problem with a microcontrollers and how difficult were for us to use them in a simple home solar system. That was the reason to start our project Agilart (www.agilart.com) with the idea to make a simple web based program designer, where we can visually program the microcontrollers.
Now we have the site (www.agilart.com), a short demo video of the idea (http://www.agilart.com/community-and-support/video-tutorials/agilart-getting-started), and a few blog posts where we have tried to give some more details about the project (http://www.agilart.com/blog). We also made microcontroller's part and open source project (http://www.agilart.com/blog/agilart-runtime-in-github). We have plans for open hardware project for microcontollers designed especially for Agilart and providing features on prices under Arduino with Ethernet shield.
But why I'm telling you all this? Because we need your feedback and help. We would like to ask you to share what do you think about the approach we propose; what do you think about programming using block-diagrams; do you think you can use such approach yourself; do you need such tool or you prefer programming?
This will help us test our hypothesis, to check whether what we think will be useful is actually useful or it is cool only in our heads. This will help us understand does it worth to go further or not.
Our vision about Agilart is to provide an easy and intuitive way of working with microcontrollers even from people without technical background. We see it as open source/hardware projects combined with some paid services to cover R&D.
So, thank you for reading this and I will appreciate any feedback from you.
Thanks in advance for your time.