Thanks for your detailed reply. I have been meaning to email - ran into some difficulties.
To follow on, it looks like you took on this idea seriously. And the next question is a project of this nature really worth it ? Your experiences seem to suggest there is little market demand and therefore funding is required. I am getting it right on that.
I was hoping I would have been re-directed to Microsoft employees or teams requireing similar demands out of these applications. But they all seem strangely quite in this forum ? I don't understand. Any ideas ? Do you get that impression ?
Where are you based ? UK ? or US ?
I simply don't have the time, funding to play around with python, perls and god knows what else out there. It is sad but true.