A typical giveaway is the window system. The NetBeans window system, for good or ill, is pretty distinct. The tabs look very different to the tabs from other frameworks (and there are many frameworks for window systems out there). Plus, if the application can run on more than just Windows, there's a reasonable chance that we're in the Java world. And there's also something "je ne sais quoi" about NetBeans Platform applications, something that extends beyond the sum of its parts. Whatever that means.
So, here's screenshots of the first application (of several more that will follow in future blog entries) that I think might be based on the NetBeans Platform. What's the worst that can happen? Someone saying "you're wrong, it's actually not based on the NetBeans Platform"? Or someone saying: "In fact, we considered the NetBeans Platform and we loathe it in every possible way?" Well, OK. Possible. Still, those kind of reactions are valuable too. Plus, hey, I'm giving someone free advertizing for their product, so there's no way their derision for my error can top their gratitude for their 15 seconds of eternal fame in my blog.
And, when properly attributed, there can't be a question of copyright or some such either. Here are the first screenshots of "possibly another NetBeans Platform application" (PANPA), by Envitel in Spain:
SEC-Viewer is all about the analysis of people counting data from multiple premises simultaneously. It is an application that can collect, analyze and graph count data from various facilities from any PC. This system allows you to view and compare, simultaneously, data from as many people counters as needed, create custom variables using several
counters and perform advanced macro operations on different counters.
Read more about it here on the Envitel site.