B4X: How Leo Radvinsky’s Investment Helped Open Source Developers
Leo Radvinsky believes accessibility and innovation often go hand in hand. This is undoubtedly the case with B4X, an open source cross-platform development suite created by Erel Uziel. Leo Radvinsky’s investment in this user-friendly project has enabled developers to transform their visions into successful apps.
Translating Text From Images
With all the free apps, websites, and browser extensions out there, translating text has never been easier. That is, if the text is selectable. While reading online comics, Xu saw a need for an app capable of recognizing text from image files such as scanned media.
By combining his Java prowess with B4J’s versatility, Xu achieved his goal in his creation of ImageTrans. With it, people can translate comics, manga, and other works published in multiple languages that would be otherwise inaccessible.
App Development in Brazil
Becoming a self-employed app developer is an uphill battle. Few know this better than Douglas Farias, an army veteran who decided in 2013 to create his own app development company. With no programming background and a limited understanding of English, Farias found the odds stacked against him.
With B4X, Farias found a path to his goal. Erel Uziel and the app’s global community helped Farias learn and master B4X and programming logic in general. Years of continuous study and trial and error cemented Farias as the CEO of a million-dollar Brazil-based software company.
B4X Scores in Overtime
Bryon Dunkley-Smith’s first self-made scoreboard display required thousands of analog switches and a VHS camcorder to work. However, time necessitated a more adaptable, scalable solution.
B4X enabled Dunkley-Smith to take his project into overtime. The result was a full-featured scoreboard app that could accommodate even the largest video feeds, had an integrated shot clock, and came bundled with a sister app to track player statistics.
Functional, versatile, and free to use, B4X continues to help developers fill unserved niches and push the boundaries of tech. With investors like Leo Radvinsky backing promising open source projects, the future for app development looks bright.