Who is Jake?
Those of you who have been Newton users since the early days, you might remember The Newton Underground. The site was run by Will Nelson. Will and I became friends, and I eventually started moderating the underground along with Will.
What newton software has Jake written?
NUGdrop a backdrop application. NUGdrop was unique because of its extras drawer tabs. These tabs allowed quick access to the different folders within the extras drawer.
Hopperlink was a plugin for Adam Tow’s ‘HyperNewt’. It allowed you to link to URLs in Net Hopper from Hypernewt.
I also wrote a small battery meter app whose name escapes me. It was basically a test for a UI widget which docked a small tab to the side of the screen.
What’s new from Jake?
NewtonIM is a jabber client. For more information, and a download, visit the Newton IM page.
NUdrop is a backdrop application with tabbed access to the drawer. You can find it here.
The BT-001 is Jake’s attempt at hardware development. Its a bluetooth module for the internal port of the MessagePad 2×00. Sadly, bad RF antenna design seems to have doomed the project.