25yearsHero05

Boinx Software – A story of more than 25 years

Table of Contents

A Story Of More Than 25 Years

Boinx Software has spent more than two decades creating software solutions that are easy to use and powerful in application.

A remarkable heritage

The roots of Boinx Software go back more than 25 years and one of the most significant years was 1977. Back then, Mr. Breidenbach Senior was the first to bring an Apple 1 computer to Europe, which was the first computer model of the newly founded Apple Computers, Inc. the year earlier.

The founders Oliver and Achim Breidenbach recall it being nothing special back then as many people would not even know computers at all, nor would not have heard anything about a company called Apple from the USA.

The Apple 1 computer was brought straight to the basement of the family house of Oliver and Achim Breidenbach, which was then the microcomputer lab of Mr. Breidenbach Senior. Naturally, the brothers grew up in an environment surrounded by computers and technology.

From childish coding to real-world problem solving

Achim started publishing self-developed software in his teenage years. In 1986 the family traded one Apple 1 computer back to Apple Computers, Inc. in exchange for a new top-line Macintosh. Apple 1 computers are very rare and a fully functional unit was sold in 2020 in an auction for $458,711. But back in the 80s, the brothers did various projects for customers that required delivering technology and programming solutions, so they were in high need of new computer hardware and the old Apple 1 wasn’t worth a fortune – yet.

After finishing university the brothers got reunited in 1996 and founded Boinx Software, a German software company that offers easy-to-use technology solutions that is capable of great performance. Oliver shared, “we named it Boinx Software – so that it is easily pronounced by both Americans and Europeans, it can be a sound and ends with X because that was in fashion at that time.” 

Boinx Software at MacWorld

The Woz becomes a customer

The first product that the new company launched was the iStopMotion app in 2002. Steve Wozniak, also known by his nickname “Woz”, co-founder and chief engineer at Apple was among the first customers. “Later we met him in person at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco where we had our first trade show booth. His kind words about our products were a great encouragement”, recalls Oliver. iStopMotion we developed out of the passion from their childhood for stop motion movies.

Highly rewarded software

Boinx’s software applications have been rewarded with several Apple Design Awards and press awards. BoinxTV, the predecessor of mimoLive™ has been rewarded with the Best Mac OS X Leopard Developer Showcase, FotoMagico award for the Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics & Media Application Runner-up & Best Mac OS X User Experience – Runner-up.

Silver Jubilee – 25 Years

On May 8th, 2021 Boinx Software turns 25 years of age. All these years the company has been focussing on delivering easy-to-use and powerful solutions for the Apple Computer Platforms.


Get Special Offers and Deals:

Get our newsletter for marketing deals and special offers

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest

Lastest Blogposts

Ultimate multi cam live streaming

Streaming with multiple cameras significantly enhances your streaming experience and production quality — from hosting interviews to streaming music jams and product showcases. Learn through this article, how you can easily set up multi cam live streaming all with just a one-person crew.

Read »
framing and composition

Learn the art of framing and composition

When it comes to video streaming, creating valuable and meaningful content is the key to building a follower base. Once you’ve designed your content, it then becomes your responsibility to make it look good. Framing and composition in video works the same way: your viewers will notice (consciously or subconsciously) if your shots are framed or composed poorly. With a few simple techniques, you can provide an excellent viewing experience for your viewers.

Read »

Understanding Green Screen

A green screen lets you drop in whatever background images behind the subject when the desired background isn’t available—like a fictional, alien, historic, futuristic, or even just hard-to-access location. The green screen singles out the selected color (usually green) and digitally removes it by rendering it transparent. This lets the other image show through.

Read »

mimoLive Update 5.11

Version 5.11, Jul 15th 2021 Download mimoLive 5.11 (78.89 MB) mimoLive Update 5.11 Changes: Version 5.11 July, 2021 New: Audio

Read »