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Touchfire is a true labor of love from two tech product veterans, Steve Isaac and Bradley Melmon.
Steve has been passionate about mobile computing since the late 80s, when he was one of the first employees at a Silicon Valley company called GO that made one of the world’s first tablet computers. He also worked on Microsoft’s first mobile operating system, Windows CE.
Input (handwriting, typing, etc) has always been the biggest challenge for tablet computers, and those early systems were marginal at best. When Steve first got an iPad, he immediately realized that typing on it was better by leaps and bounds than anything that came before. But typing was still the iPad’s weakest area.
Steve became obsessed with finding a way to make typing on the iPad live up to its full potential. In the spring of 2010 he finally came up with the idea that became Touchfire. He built a conceptual prototype of Touchfire, and asked Brad, a mechanical engineer and product designer, to join the project. After more than a year of hard work, Touchfire was born on October 20th, 2011.
Touchfire started out as a Kickstarter project. Kickstarter is a crowd-funding Web site that enables people to help bring promising new products to life. Touchfire ended up raising over $200,000. Here are all the Kickstarter backers that made it happen!
The Touchfire iPad keyboard became generally available on July 11th, 2012. We just launched Version 2.0 of Touchfire, and we are now working on a version for the iPad mini.
Thanks for stopping by,
Steve & Brad