Atimi Software is a start-up contract software development company for the Macintosh platform.

The company's founders left Infowave to launch Atimi in response to Infowave's decision to focus on the Windows OS.

Atimi's five founding partners have years of experience developing Mac software, in that time they have written drivers and applications for Adobe, Apple, Canon, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, Infowave and Motorola.

Atimi's founders plan to use their proven skills and expertize to help third-party software developers port applications to the Mac, and to add new features to existing applications, also for third parties.

The company is proud of its skills: "The processes we follow are based around the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model," says Steven Gully, Atimi's President.

"Many of the individual processes are already used in the industry but are often skipped over in a bid to save time in the short term. However, the key to long term success is being consistent and not cutting corners."

The company offers fixed rate fees to applications developers wanting to port software to Mac OS. Many contract developers choose to charge an hourly rate, which Atimi claims makes the cost of moving software to the Mac prohibitive. The company also offers a money-back guarantee if it delivers products late. Atimi means "on-time" in Icelandic.

With Macs in mind, Atimi is appealling for Macintosh users to contact the company if they want new features in existing Mac software or if they wish a Windows product was available for the Macintosh.