OK, 5:00 PM here, so let's get started. I want to welcome Dillon He from EasyEDA to the Hack Chat today, and thank him very much for accommodating us by switching his schedule around. We'll have to work around his slow internet, but I think it'll be fine.
Welcome Dillon! Can you get us started by telling us a little about yourself?
I am dillon, 9 years ago, I am a college teacher, Just want to help EE to make things easier. I have spent more than 9 years on EasyEDA. My English is not good, hope I can follower your guys.
At prsent, EasyEDA has more than 700K+ users.
That's a pretty solid user base. Do you see it growing a lot recently?
EasyEDA want to help EE to save time, we have lots of libs, in EasyEDA platform , we provide EDA tools, JLCPCB order, and LCSC components order. Maybe the only platform for EE to make thing in one-stop.
Yes, EasyEDA growns very quickly.
I don't know if there are some users in the chat room, If have , Your guys can let me know what you want a EDA tool, we can provide the fucntion what you want.
I'd love to hear more about your upcoming paid plans
Hi Dillon, I've been using EasyEDA desktop lately and like it but one thing is the drop down menu's at the top need to be activated only when I click on them I think, not when a roll my mouse over them, it tends to get in the way.
Alan, Thanks, the paid plans will be provided at end of this year. Why we want to provide, because too many companies and EE don't trust a free Tool . the price should be affortabel.
Desktop will be a supper new function, at next month. we will realse a new version, this version will allow users to save the designs on their computer. Not on our server.
So EasyEDA desktop version can allow users to choose save data on EasyEDA server, or their disk .
That sounds good. Do you see a lot of people starting to turn away from cloud services? There seems to be a negative pattern developing regarding storing your stuff on someone else's system.
I looked up your desktop program, but it says "Client Download", so I'm guessing it doesn't work off-line?
Client can't work off-line. Yes. But we will provide a off-line version soon. EasyEDA has 1M libs in the cloud . and can work as a team.
For company, EasyEDA CAN BE installed on their server too.
I always worry, with cloud software, that the company could disappear or change their terms at any time, taking all of my work with them. I can't afford to risk my products on the stability of another company...
Thanks so much for creating EasyEDA. I hope that when you do paid plans you do not price out the hobbyist .
Tim, you are right, some users have the same. we can list EasyEDA be free for even, you can see the term . If we change, we will kill ourself.
The price should be very good. We change the money just let the users to trust us. they paid, we must server . we can make money from PCB and components .
The EDA team is a 25 person big team. the lines should be 500K+. yes It is hard to find the skills IT guys.
Dillon: that is huge! There can't be too many JS apps of that size around
JS is very good. Every software is can be Js will be JS. Google, MS will let it happen.
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