About Boundary Labs

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Rob Minerick

I founded Boundary Labs (then called Vortimac Software) in South Bend, Indiana in 2000 after taking a leave of absence from graduate school. After a year of attempting to make ends meet selling shareware, I returned to graduate school to complete my degree.

I returned to the business in 2003, and in 2004, Vortimac released Dossier, followed by Memoir in 2006. The programs started as a means to fill my own needs (keeping many projects and notes organized), and they've been programs I've been using daily since. The release of Dossier and Memoir led to some great relationships with customers, which lead to a little side-development work, and a steady consulting business grew out of it.

I've spent the last 18 years developing macOS and web applications for clients with a wide range of needs and in a variety of industries. My Mac development experience started with Pascal in MPW, then migrated to C in CodeWarrior, and transitioned into Objective-C when Apple bought NeXT. I've wholeheartedly embraced Apple's transition to Swift, finding Swift to be fantastic on mobile, the desktop, and the web. All our new products (Focus on both platforms and Memoir) are written in Swift, as is this website!

While I still have a couple of long-time clients I do work for, I am no longer taking on new projects. My primary interest has shifted to using the knowledge I've attained to write and sell great software. I'm really excited about the future of the Apple's platforms, and have big plans for updates to Focus, Dossier, and Memoir, as well as new products! If you have any questions or suggestions on our products, please email me at rob@boundarylabs.com.