about burr oak software
Burr Oak Software was started following WWDC 1995 when Wendy & I (Cam) became infatuated with the Newton MessagePad.
To appreciate the name "Burr Oak", you need to say it out loud.
We created several more Newton applications over the next couple of years: "Personal Minutes Supervisor" (another of Wendy's clever names), "Meetings In Hand" and "StickyNewts" (which was sold just before the Newton was discontinued). And several other apps that never saw the light of day due to the aforementioned discontinuation.
The Newton days were great. Anything was possible, and the world was on the brink of a mobile revolution.
And of course, in 1998. the Newton was cancelled whereupon which switched to Windows CE development full time. We have, however, kept an eMate 300 for sentimental reasons.
Over the ensuing years, we developed a slew of applications - some of which are still available for download on this site. More than 10 years later.
We've followed the evolution of the Windows Mobile platform from Handheld PC, Palm-size PC (remember that Microsoft was unable to use Palm PC due to pressure from Palm), Pocket PC and up to Windows Mobile.
For a few years following the demise of Windows Mobile (and the rise of iPhone), we pursued other ventures - although we did produce a port of Conversions In Hand for iPhone, known as Reference In Hand.
With the launch of Windows 8, we were once again excited about mobile possibilities (and winning an award for our new Windows 8 app - Tome Sifter - helped the excitement).
But now it's finally time to move on to other things: I'm trying my hand at writing, and Wendy has become quite the photographer. The app development scene, we've found, just no longer appeals to us.
We'll be leaving this site up for the timebeing for a look at history if nothing else. We have, over the years, enjoyed interacting with you, and wish all of you all the best. It was, for the most part, a lot of fun.