SkyWin history - the evolution of SkyWin
|1992||The first version of SkyWin®'s predecessor, called Member, was developed using Clipper and DBase IV. It was primarily developed in order to keep all members in a database instead of re-writing the member list on a typewriter every year.
The features of Member included member administration and some reports for the printer. That was it.
|1993||When Microsoft released Visual Basic 3 during this year we re-wrote all Clipper-code to VB3 and simultaneously added functionality to handle payments and membership (licenses).
Still only one user.
|1994||For the first time the program was used for administrating jumps during Bermuda Boogie, which was a joint venture between three clubs in Sweden. A lot of bugs were discovered and development took place during night time and a new version was deployed each morning.|
|1995||The first copy of SkyWin® was sold. SkyWin® was registered as a trademark.|
|1996||ADB-Ekonomi was started and SkyWin® was included in the company's line of business.|
|1998||With the release of Visual Basic 6 a great deal of time was spent to re-write the program.|
|2001||SkyWin® was completed for the Swedish customers. A long list of features to develop remained.|
|2002||Hercules Boogie used SkyWin® for the first time. IBM's DB2 was used in a network installation of SkyWin® which served 7 clients.
A lot of development was made in order to make SkyWin® work in a network and for the first time with a database other than Microsoft's Access.
|2003||SkyWin® was changed in order to handle Microsoft's SQLServer.|
|2004||Hercules Boogie 2004 used SkyWin® again, also this time IBM's DB2 was used.|
|2006||ADB-Ekonomi ended it's operation and the development of SkyWin® stopped. Plans for selling the source code started to grow, but no effort was made to actualize them.|
|2007||Customers outside Sweden started to make contact wanting to buy SkyWin®. Two copies were sold.|
|2008||SkyWin® was changed in order to handle MySQL.
A new fresh start for the completion of SkyWin® has taken form and the company SkyWinner KB was established. The road map for future development of SkyWin® was completed and the development has been resumed.
Be a SkyWinner :-)
|2009||SkyWin® took another step against internationalization by handling all date- and time formats.|
|2010||SkyWin® was changed in order to handle MS SQL Server 2008.
SkyWin® took another step towards fame by creating its own Facebook page.
|2011||SkyWin® introduced the possibility for skydivers to climate compensate for their jumps.|
|2012||The license model that has been unchanged since the start was altered in order for the price to better reflect the use of SkyWin®.|
|2013||A new web service layer was introduced, giving users the possibility to get information out of SkyWin® in a controlled way.|