|Proprietary limited company|
|Fate||Merged into SMS Management & Technology in 2000|
|Founded||Melbourne, Australia (1995 )|
Kevin Pownall (Chief Operating Officer)
|Products||HotDog Web Editor|
Sausage Software was an Australian software company, founded by entrepreneur Steve Outtrim, which produced one of the world's most successful web editors: the HotDog web authoring tool. The product and company name have since been purchased by an Australian consulting firm, SMS Management & Technology.
HotDog and the company became the 'dotcom darling' of the Australian media receiving a large amount of media exposure due to the young age of the company's founder and staff featuring pinball machines and a pool table in the company's reception area.
Sausage Software also invested in various other pioneering software strategies and products:
- A range of small independent software products called "snaglets"
- A unique freeware texture generator called Reptile
- An early micro-payment system called the eVend Cashlet
- A Java Electronic Commerce Server (JECS), a generalized middleware layer serving Java Applets with database data on request via an XML-like request/response protocol.
Their website was one of the most popular at the time, receiving 250,000 hits per day in 1996.
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- What's New at Sausage Software at the Wayback Machine (archived 10 February 1997)
- Older News at Sausage Software at the Wayback Machine (archived 10 February 1997)
- How To Purchase Sausage Software Products at the Wayback Machine (archived 10 February 1997)
- Archived 21 July 2004 at the Wayback Machine.
- Software We Make at the Wayback Machine (archived 20 October 1996)