the HOTFLASH module was designed and and commissioned by Paul Daniels. It was written by contract programmers who Paul hired via the internet.
Paul is a well-known and active IT expert and Moodler in Japan. He currently works at Koichi University of Technology, and this year he is co-coordinator of the JALT CALL SIG.
I first heard about HOTFLASH when I attended Paul's presentation at the JALTCALL 2006 conference held in Sapporo Gakuin University. Paul has also developed several other pioneering addons for Moodle
I intend to use Paul's HOTFLASH module as the basis for the Flash players in the new HotPot module. At the moment, the HOTFLASH module requires certain steps to be done "manually". In the new HotPot module, it will be possible to do these steps automatically as a "method" for a "class" written specifically to create browser output for administering HP quizzes via the HOTFLASH players.