Realmac: Who are you?
We’re a small team, eight to be exact, and having so many products has taken its toll on us. During the course of this year, it became obvious that we’ve spread ourselves a little too thinly. We simply couldn’t give all of our products the care and attention they deserved. Something had to give. It’s been hard, but we’ve come to the decision that as a team we need to be more focused and to do this we must cut down on the number of products we sell.
We sadly pulled Courier for Mac from sale earlier in the year. It had been struggling for quite some time, sales were low and the different APIs for the web services it supported seemed to be breaking every other week causing much stress and unplanned engineering time. While we loved Courier it simply wasn’t financially viable to continue to support it.
I’m really sorry for those of you out there that still use and frequently rely on Courier; I hope it’ll continue to work for as long as you need it. If you’re looking for a replacement, the closest thing I’ve found is Dropzone from Aptonic.
Analog Up For Adoption
As of today, Analog for Mac and Analog Camera are now on garden leave. There are two major issues with Analog Camera that we’re working on fixing (time permitting) so users can continue to enjoy them; after that we don’t plan on issuing any more updates.
However, now that the Apple allows developers to easily transfer apps from one account to another, we’d ideally like to find a new home for Analog and secure its future development. It’s a great product with a lot of potential. It’s sold over 150K copies, combined with both apps being well received by users and the media. Both also made it into the top ten paid apps at launch (Mountain Lion held Analog for Mac from the top spot, grrr).
It doesn’t happen often, but this is a chance to acquire two world class apps. If you’re looking to kickstart your app entry into the Photo Category or bolster an existing lineup, then Analog is a seriously good choice. Please get in touch if you’d like to chat about the possibilities of acquiringAnalog for Mac and/or Analog Camera for iPhone.
Let’s Talk About The Future
One of the benefits of having fewer products means we can have dedicated teams for each app (previously, our developers would hop from one product to another). If you’re an Ember orClear user you’ll hopefully have noticed the benefit of our dedicated teams already, as both these apps get more frequent updates. Our plan is to bring this approach to RapidWeaver too.
We’ve been slowly updating our site to reflect the changes in our app lineup. We still have some work to do, but we’re getting there. Here’s our new product lineup for the first half of 2014 [Keep reading…].