At the same time we knew the Standard Edition had a limited life span. The development tools we'd used to build the time clock software were no longer supported. To make matters worse, it was impossible to publish a Microsoft Windows version of the software since it was developed for Apple Macintosh OS 9 computers. After a couple of years new Macs were all shipping with the shiny new OS X operating system. Eventually Virtual TimeClock Standard Edition wouldn't even launch on a new Mac.
The Standard Edition of Virtual TimeClock software finally died a quiet and dignified death after a very long life. The huge popularity of our replacement Pro Edition blunted any sadness. It was also somehow comforting to know that Virtual TimeClock Standard Edition was joined by a host of other previously popular Mac OS 9 software.
This would be the end of the story except for an interesting trend that began to develop a little more than a year ago. We noticed an uptick in small businesses and startups contacting us looking for a simple time clock software solution at a budget price. We agonized initially, realizing Virtual TimeClock Standard Edition software would have been a wonderful fit in this space. We wished there was cross platform version of our faithful old Standard Edition time clock software.
Then the unthinkable happened. Stay tuned for details!