So, just what is
YanCEyWare? The simple answer: A hobby which
has taken on a life of it's own.
YanCEyWare had it's first beginnings when I purchased a Compaq iPaq 3650 Pocket
PC device back in June of 2000. The iPaq was a revolutionary handheld
device, however, when it was first released it used a new Pocket PC Operating
System from Microsoft and a new StrongArm CPU from Intel...which meant there
really weren't that many applications for this great little device. Being
a software developer by profession, I decided to see what I could do to remedy
that situation. As such, I started development of a few games in my free
time, which eventually resulted in Sichuan
Mahjong and Nanching Mahjong.
When I subsequently decided to distribute these games over the internet, I
figured I needed a name other than just my own with which to brand my games. The
name I came up with was YanCEyWare. The "CE" is a reference to the Microsoft
Windows CE kernel that the Pocket PC Operating System is based on, and in case
you haven't figured it out already, Yancey is my last name.
My wife, Heather &
son, Jared relaxing in the
years that followed my initial game releases, I've added
Tangrams to the YanCEyWare game
portfolio, and followed that up in 2002 with the release of
YanCEyWare Reader, which included the
Standard Works of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time of
it's release. My wife likes to joke that the reason I put so much time and
effort into developing and maintaining YanCEyWare Reader is so that I'd have an
excuse to take my Pocket PC to church with me.
I do my
best to support all of the software I have created. However, YanCEyWare is
not my profession, it is my hobby. I have a career on-the-side that
puts food on the table, as well as family, church, and community
responsibilities to attend to. As such, the time I can spend on YanCEyWare
related activities is limited by the amount of spare time I have available.
However, I think you'll find very good support for the YanCEyWare products over
in the YanCEyWare Support Forum.
Here's a little more information about me and
My name is Bryce Yancey. I'm a Software Engineer with
11 years experience in Telecommunications and Wireless Networking
Infrastructure. I'm currently employed by the CDMA Systems Division of
Wireless Communications, located in Boulder Colorado.
Photo from Heather &
Bryce's wedding announcement. We'll be celebrating our 11th
anniversary later this year.
My wife, Heather has a full time job taking
care of our 3 wonderful boys, Christopher, Jared and Ryan. Before the kids
came along, Heather worked as a Dental Assistant for 3 years. In her spare
time she enjoys working on a wide variety of crafts.
Christopher is an energetic
8 year old.
Christopher is a chip-off-the-old block and really takes after dad when it comes
to his interests. He enjoys working
with computers, and playing with his friends.
Jared is an active 6 year old. While
Jared also enjoys computers, he takes after Mom in the hobby department.
He enjoys crafts, including coloring and painting.
Our baby, Ryan, isn't a baby anymore.
He's going on 3 years old. Ryan is our athlete. He loves
playing ball, any kind of ball will do. If it's got a ball in
the name or a ball in the game, he wants to play. You've got to hold him back to keep him from running
onto the court while his older brothers are playing with their YMCA teams.