1. Summer 1999 - TCI begins developing a
"Rules Based" drafting application. During the process TCI
is purchased by AT&T Broadband.
2. August 2000 - ATT_MApp v3.1 is
released by AT&T Broadband, "AT&T Mapping Application".
During the Release Week training sessions the image
used to convey why ATT_MApp was created.
Network maps were being delivered, supposedly
meeting the TCI/AT&T documented AutoCAD drafting standards in
Chapter 4 of the Construction Manual.
In reality many of those maps only met the
drafting standards "visually",
but not programmatically. TCI/AT&T would then have to interrogate &
clean up "all" the
delivered drawings programmatically before they could query or pull
any type of data from those drawings, because the code to query/pull
the data was based on the TCI/AT&T documented AutoCAD drafting
standards in Chapter 4 of the Construction Manual.
Here's an real life AutoCAD example that caused many
problems with querying addresses for provisioning purposes;
Design House #1: Block: B-ADDRESS,
Layer: B-109A_RES_ADDRESS, Color: Cyan, Linetype: Continuous.
Design House #2: Block: B_ADDRESS,
Layer: B-109A_RES-ADDRESS, Color: Cyan, Linetype: Continuous.
Design House #3: Block: B_ADD, Layer:
B_109-RES-ADD, Color: Cyan, Linetype: Continuous.
(FYI, While all 3 looked correct visually in a
map or drawing, only Design House #2 is correct programmatically.)
3. October 2001 - Under AT&T Broadband ATT_MAppDR v3.5 is
released. "DR" is added to the name.
4. April 2003 - Comcast releases @MAppDR
v3.6. Another name change to remove the AT&T Broadband branding.
5. April 2004 - @MAppFM is released.
6. September 2005 - The last @MAppRF
v3.65 Beta release is issued.
7. July 2007 - @MAppDR v3.6.2 Patch
Update is released to accommodate Fiber Deep network architecture.
8. May 2009 - @MAppDR v3.6.3 Patch
Update is released to accommodate All-Digital and
Fiber-Cellular Back Haul network architecture.
9. December 2015 - With Comcast fully
migrated into SpatialNET the @MApp platform was discontinued with
all support ending.