Why is the Castpoints so plain?

The initial use is for managing emergencies. Everything must be concise, clear, and in context.

Any browser so anyone can use whatever smartphone is handy without worry about apps, nor compatibilities.

html 5 is unreliable. How many times have you typed info into a html 5 text box, hit submit, and nothing happened? This happens to me frequently. Castpoints only uses html that works with any browser.

Low bandwidth is very important in real emergencies. In the Haiti earthquake, one of the very first things that happened was placing a portable cell phone tower in the middle of everything. 2 people on the phone can tie up 1 MB / 2 mins. Castpoints can use that same amount of bandwidth to manage hundreds of people.

Images are created by the browser via SVG so that they are always up to date, are resolution and browser independent, and use low bandwidth.

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There is not even a logo. When required, the logo is simply a “C” in text. The super complex and costly logo pic:

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Future versions will have fancy skin options for people who have big monitors, etc. And when html5 becomes robust, that will be available.

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