Developer One Software started up in 1996 just as Microsoft was preparing to launch the Windows CE powered Handheld PC. Seeing the potential of handheld devices running a slimmed-down version of Microsoft Windows was very exciting. Our first product for the Handheld-PC "ClassPro" was aimed at students looking to have a great way to organize their schedules, and assignments. Soon after followed several utility type solutions like AutoGraph to fill the need of graphing data from Pocket Excel spreadsheets, CodeWallet Pro, a database backup tool, and several freeware utilities...
Several years later, Microsoft introduced the "Palm-size PC", the first smaller form factor PDAs running Windows CE (Typically featuring grayscale displays, little memory in comparison to today, and soon to be re-named to Pocket PC.) Seeing the benefits to users of having a lot of power in such a compact device along with the capabilities of Windows CE, Developer One targeted the Palm-size PC with solutions like CodeWallet Pro, utility solutions, and our efforts focused heavily on developing customized solutions for companies trying out this new solution as well as embedded devices running Windows CE.
The 'Official Start' of Developer One
Going from a part-time effort to a full-time trying to do it all effort, Developer One gets off to a great start in the Windows Mobile market!
19 April 2000
Pocket PC is officially launched!
Developer One was exhibiting at Microsoft's launch of the newly named "Pocket PC" in New York's Grand Central Station. What an exciting venue to be exhibiting in!
New devices like the Casio E-100, HP Jornada, and Compaq iPaq were all the rage, and Developer One was there with a suite of new applications for these compelling new devices, all featuring color screens, more memory and a much improved operating system. While we don't focus on it now as much as we did then, Developer One was the first software developer to have commercially available solutions for the Pocket PCs 'Today Page'. Developer One added great features like a tasks list, calendar, task switcher and more to the Today Page on the new Pocket PC, adding a lot of functionality in a small space on the Pocket PC. We had a great time as we toured the city with some of the Microsoft promotions people, handing out software to new Pocket PC customers at several retail chains carrying the new HP Jornada (the only device that was actually available to the public for purchase on the launch date!)
Soon after the launch, Developer One contributed to the 1st Microsoft Pocket PC Expansion Pack CD, which offered a collection of great solutions for new Pocket PC owners.
Throughout 2000-2001 we looked for ways to make the Pocket PC even easier to use and developed and enhanced our AccessPanel, RapidCalc and CodeWallet applications and launched Agenda Today and Task View Today (the first weekly calendar view application, and the first solutions to bring improved calendar and contact information to the Pocket PC's today page.) Combined, these applications helped Developer One successfully grow and add some amazing talent...
Spring 2001 Developer One partners with handit.de in Germany to bring our solutions to the German market and offer our services and solutions in conjunction with CeBIT in Hannover, Germany for the Microsoft booth at the world's largest technology conference and trade show. At this dedicated effort of showing off the Pocket PC at CeBIT, Developer One created custom software beaming and installation solutions to let show goers easily install new software on to their Pocket PC with a "Star-Trek" themed beaming booth!
Left: John, CEO Developer One
Right: Nils, Chief handit.de
Pocket PC software "Beaming" station at CeBIT 2001. Software created by Developer One for Microsoft trade show exhibit.
4 October 2001 Microsoft launches Pocket PC 2002...
At the Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 launch in San Francisco, CA, Developer One launched the all-new Agenda Fusion for Pocket PC! Since then a lot has and continues to change. Our goal of offering the most complete and easiest to use time and contact management solution has proven to be an absolute success, for both individuals looking for a better way to manage their schedule and keep up with their contacts, and companies looking for the best and easiest to support time management solution for their employees!
10 October 2001
The first Pocket PC Summit event!
Celebrating the success of the Pocket PC and the excitement around the launch of Pocket PC 2002...
"DEVELOPER ONE JOINS THE POCKET PC SUMMIT AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR"
"Pocket PC Summit welcomes Developer One! Developer One will be present as a sponsor on all conference days and will be exhibiting their latest software as well. Alex Romer of The Pocket PC Summit talked with the President and CEO of Developer One, Inc., in an exclusive interview to find out what the company is currently working on and what itís planning for the upcoming Pocket PC Summit in October."
Developer One signs OEM deal with Hewlett-Packard to include CodeWallet Pro and AccessPanel on the Jornada 560 series Pocket PC.
Developer One again makes the trip again to CeBIT, this time with a dedicated booth within Microsoft's vast exhibition area at this monster of a trade show. Working with handit.de, the Developer One guys had the chance to meet a diverse group of Pocket PC fanatics and from around the world. Those new to the Pocket PC were quite amazed at the capabilities you could have in such a small device and it was simply great to have the opportunity to speak with all of these people over the 8 day event. (That's a long time to work a trade show booth, but the experience was just amazing.)
Developer One moves to new offices, located in the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) County Research Park. This county-sponsored technology incubator building houses growing companies in the information technology and medical research fields.
Developer One Co-Sponsors the 3rd Pocket PC Summit event, once again showing it's commitment to the Pocket PC. The Windows-powered Smartphone 2002 starts to get some attention at this event... Developer One launches it's first Smartphone application, CodeWallet Pro to be included an memory card, included with the Orange SPV Smartphone, the first available Smartphone which was launched in London at the same time as the Pocket PC Summit.
Developer One is asked to join the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC). Through this program, Developer One stays involved and keeps up to date with the latest happenings in the now "Windows Mobile" world. MPAC includes an elite group of nearly 75 influential companies from around the world that are focused on delivering solutions and services focusing around the Windows Mobile platform.
Developer One introduces it's second application for the Smartphone. "Power Tasks" instantly grabs the attention of new Smartphone owners eager for solutions to better help them manage business information on their Smartphone.
Agenda Fusion 5 is launched! Building on the great success of this outstanding time management solution for the Pocket PC, Agenda Fusion grabs the attention of more and more organizations for their staff using Pocket PCs.
Developer One releases "Power Calendar" for Smartphone, the first advanced calendar- focused solution for the Windows Mobile powered Smartphone!
Our development effort continues on Agenda Fusion as we prepare to launch the all-new Version 6, including support for upcoming Pocket PC models and many great new features! New Smartphone solutions and updates are currently underway to help transform the Windows Mobile Smartphone into the best mobile business tool ever!
Developer One is featured for it's focus on the mobile/wireless market in the "Business Journal", serving major cities throughout the United States!
The best is yet to come!
New Smartphone applications, Agenda Fusion 6, CodeWallet Pro 5 and more great solutions with mobility, convenience and power in mind to help you get more from your Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone.
There are so many more details, and we'll fill these out as time allows to give you an even better picture of Developer One and why we're so committed to bringing you quality solutions for your mobile device.
Team Developer One does the 2004 Ironman Triathlon in Madison, Wisconsin. Grueling, exciting and an experience that will never be forgotten.
Launching into the new year, we're busy working on some of the best updates ever.
An all-new CodeWallet Pro 5 is destined to become the most popular secure information management solution, and Agenda Fusion 7 with it's new projects view is just around the corner!
Developer One officially becomes a Microsoft Partner with a specialty in Mobility Solutions.
Developer One wins the 1st ever Handango "Developer of the Month" award!
Developer One Software wins the 2005 Handango "Developer of the Year" award!
This is a great honor and only makes us want to work harder to continue our commitment to our customers and making great software for the Windows Mobile platform!
It's been a lot of work porting many of our solutions over to be compatible with the new Windows Mobile 5 operating system for Pocket PC and Smartphone, but we're almost there! Look for great new updates with CodeWallet Pro, Agenda Fusion, Power Calendar and Power Tasks!
We're looking forward to a very interesting year ahead... The introduction of the Verizon Palm Treo 700W Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition device has just recently been launched and from all accounts it looks like it's starting out with great success. We're seeing so many new variations of Pocket PCs, one with a built-in FM radio tuner, another with a Television receiver, many new form factors and interesting combinations of features that no matter who you are, you're likely to find a Windows Mobile 5 device that suits your particular style.
Here in Wisconsin, we've had a very warm and unusual winter, very little snow and that's a bit disappointing when you're accustomed to enjoying winter sports like ice skating, sledding and tobogganing....
Developer One launches Agenda Fusion 8 and CodeWallet Pro 2006!
As of Feb 2006: We're working on some entirely new ideas which no one has ever done for the Pocket PC or the Smartphone. We're testing out some new application concepts and are working hard to get these into your hands to make your on-the-go experience even more rewarding.
Developer One software receives many many nominations in the Handango and 'Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine' mobile software awards!
Developer One launches the all new Agenda One for Windows Mobile Smartphone!
Like nothing else ever created for Windows Mobile devices, Agenda One delivers a complete time and contact management solution that is focused exclusively on ease of use. We believe it's time for a change. It's time to make mobile software that delivers the features you need without any complexity. Look for more great innovation from Developer One.
13 November 2006
Developer One launches the first application fully optimized to run on all Windows Mobile 5 devices! Agenda One was designed from the ground up to be able to accommodate any screen size and automatically optimize itself depending on the device it's running on. From the small Smartphone screens to high resolution VGA Pocket PCs, Agenda One is truly an amazing solution that we're extremely proud of.
Agenda One continues to lead the pack for the most popular personal information management solution for Windows Mobile Smartphones!
Developer One CodeWallet Pro gets bundled with even more devices, and we're busier than ever prototyping some new solutions for Windows Mobile. We're also keeping an eye out on the new Apple iPhone to see what possibilities exist to further enhance this great new mobile device...
Agenda One Version 2 launched! The easiest to use time and contact management solution for Windows Mobile gets even better!
iFitOne is launched to bring you an amazingly easy-to-use diet and fitness tracking solution for your mobile device. Get motivated and stay motivated with iFitOne and succeed with your weight loss and fitness goals!
In March, our founder John entered into the "Fittest CEO/Execs" challenge in Milwaukee, sponsored by the Small Business Times. Not sure of the results yet, but entering the challenge was fun and very interesting!
Developer One wins it's second "Developer of the Year" award! A very high honor considering the thousands of developers participating in the mobile software market.
Developer One Agenda One is chosen by more OEMs and wireless carriers for on-device installation, and we continue to work on updates for Agenda One as well as our new and coming solutions for Google Android and the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. Look for an all new CodeWallet Pro which makes the best secure information management solution even better!
Where is Developer One located?
Developer One Software is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. About an hour drive north of Chicago (we're at least somewhat sure that you've heard of Chicago.)
Our mailing address is:
Developer One Software
10437 West Innovation Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226