|The future of PocketLJ...
||[Apr. 19th, 2009|10:28 pm]
So here it is folks, and you probably expected this...|
You will have noticed that there has been no development on PocketLJ for a couple of years now. At the same time, I’ve noticed that there’s been very little activity on PocketLJ for a while.
In April there has been 1 post made.
In March there were 3 posts made.
In February there were 5 posts made, and one of those failed.
In January there were 6 posts made.
In December there were 4 posts made, and one of those failed.
In November there were 21 posts made.
In October there were 6 posts made.
In September there were 14 posts made, and one of those failed.
When I started developing this client, I was so fired up about it, and I wanted everyone to use it. As time has gone on, I’ve stopped using the client myself, having not even installed AvantGo on the phone that I got in January 2008. Having two kids, moving house and <insert other lame excuse here> have all contributed to me effectively abandoning it. To compound the problem, I’m switching to Android in June/July, so development is even more unlikely that it is at the moment!
So, unless someone tells me they want to take over the development and hosting of PocketLJ, I will be ceasing the PocketLJ service on Sunday 31 May 2009.
As it happens, the pocketlj.com domain - which only hosts the website, not the PocketLJ service itself, is registered up until June 2013, so I’ll be giving first dibs on that to anyone who wants to take PocketLJ on. Don’t worry, I won’t be making a profit out of it, just a proportion of what I paid out.
This hasn’t been an easy decision for me to make, as this was my baby for so long... but the decision has been made somewhat easier by the downturn of usage which, while disappointing, was only to be expected.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of your for your support and input into this project, and I apologise for not dedicating the time into making it as good as it could have been.