In September 2008 Chris, Ashley and Scott started FFX Corp to bring a novelty product to market. That business ran into some financial snags. So in April 2009 while Chris was into archery he started work on a new iPhone application, and fortunately in November of 2009 the application was launched as Archer’s Mark (AM) shown to the left. Over the years Archer's Mark has sold thousands of copies at $19.99 each and has always maintained at least a four star rating with customers on iTunes.
In January 2010 Lancaster Archery Supply agreed to sponsor AM and help us promote it at their annual Lancaster Archery Classic. Then in October 2010 FFX delivered Archer’s Score, as both a stand-a-lone iPhone application for $9.99 and as an in-app-purchase for existing Archer’s Mark customers at $7.99. Archer's Score has also sold thousands of copies and it too has a solid four star rating. Finally, in April 2011 FFX launched it’s third application, Archer’s Excuses (AE). This was a simple 99 cent application (now free) meant to inject some humor into archer. We've traditionally used it for promotional purposes.
Over the summer of 2010 FFX debuted Archer’s Mark on the web, a mobile website project developed entirely by Scott. It was written in PHP, with the most significant portion being the porting of the C-Language ballistics Marks Library he wrote for Archer's Mark. This version allowed folks without an Apple iOS platform device to compute accurate sight marks. For marketing reasons this version was taken off-line in the spring of 2011, but returned during the summer of 2015 as FFX looks to sell their family of archery products.
FFX also explored Apple's enhanced book platform bringing several products to market for the Taekwondo community. The first two: the Colored Belt Student Manual & the Black Belt Student Manual were released in the spring of 2012 as enhanced books for the Apple iTunes platform. Later in 2014 Scott used FFX to publish his mom's first children's book.
In the spring of 2013 Scott bought a $60 Raspberry Pi single board 1W computer. He's since set it up for Internet Security penetration testing, and as a home web server hosting this site. Now it hosts three websites behind a world class Content Delivery Network (CDN) provided by CloudFlare. Here are Scott's instructions for how he set this up.
Scott has been writing code since he purchased his TRS-80 in January 1983. First it was Basic, then Assembly. He took IBM System 360/370 Assembly at Westchester Community College in the spring of 1983. Then in the fall of that year he took Fortran at Rochester Institute of Technology. When we cooped with IBM Research in the spring of 1984 he began working with Rexx, both on VM and on the PC as part of PC/VM Bond (god he loved Rexx). At IBM Research he taught himself Pascal & C. Note, this was all in the 1980s, since then it's been an alphabet soup of languages with PHP being the latest.