Daylite Touch – MacWorld Best of Show!

Our Company / January 8, 2009 / Alykhan Jetha

So I’m extremely proud of the fact that we won a Macworld Best of Show award for Daylite Touch.

For many years, we’ve dreamed of a true mobile companion for Daylite, but as we looked at the various phone SDK’s out there (Palm, RIM and Windows Mobile), we would cringe at the thought of having to develop for those platforms. We just couldn’t bring ourselves to do it.

Then came Steve Jobs’ 2007 Macworld Keynote (one of his best) and the introduction of the iPhone.
Wow! What a game changer.

I remember, we were making final booth preparations and I had to crouch down to see the screen in the Apple booth (on which the keynote was being broadcasted on). I distinctly remember thinking to myself “this is it, this is the device we’ve been waiting for!”.

We had to patiently wait for the device to ship and then for the SDK.
The wait was tortuous.

Then on March 6th, 2008, one of our engineers luckily went to the Apple Developer site just as Apple posted the link for the new SDK. He downloaded it immediately. Shortly thereafter, the site got so busy you couldn’t even get to the page. We had the SDK and now it was time to check it out.

We were so excited, we even forgot about lunch that day as we explored the SDK to see what we could and couldn’t do. That was the very day Daylite Touch development began.

By the time it ships, Daylite Touch will have been in development for almost a full year with many engineers working on it, working on Daylite and working on the upcoming Daylite Server. It’s been a long road, but it will be worth it.

I can’t wait for you to have it.

Until next time…

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