Announcing Socialite end of life
Ever since we acquired Socialite from Realmac Software in 2010, we have been planning on releasing a faster, more stable version 2. Since then, including some unsuccessful attempts, we have invested tens of thousands of dollars into its development and months of our time.
In 2012 Twitter announced API changes and made it clear that
traditional Twitter clients, such as Socialite, should not be
developed. Some of these new rules made developing Twitter support
in Socialite 2 impossible, so after much deliberations we stopped
the development of Socialite 2.
End-of-life of Google Reader in 2013 was the last nail in the coffin of Socialite, as without it Socialite loses much of its appeal.
The increasing amount of work that updating Socialite required, prevented us from giving proper attention to the development of our other applications and stopped us from creating new exciting applications. At the same time, declining sales and lack of a feasible roadmap made little sense to invest even more resources into Socialite.
Following these developments, we regretfully have to announce the end-of-life of Socialite application starting September 10th, 2013. We are deeply sorry that Socialite came to this bitter end, and we understand the frustration of loyal Socialite users.
We did our best to make it work, but to all things there is a beginning and an end, and this is the end of Socialite. Hopefully, it will also be a beginning of something else.
- Socialite will no longer be sold both on our website and on the Mac App Store
- No new versions of Socialite will be released, and Socialite will not be kept up-to-date with API changes of supported services, so going forward some services may stop working
- We will not provide technical support to Socialite starting November 2013, but will continue to provide limited licensing support for existing users
- Users who have purchased Socialite starting June 1st 2013 are entitled to a refund. Contact us and we will process your refund immediately. Unfortunately, Apple does not let us provide refunds to customers who purchased Socialite from Mac App Store.
- The latest version of Socialite will continue to be available for download from our website
There are countless Mac and web clients for social services
supported by Socialite.
We have picked several of them to make the transition easier:
- Hootsuite for power users of Facebook and Twitter
- Tweetbot for Twitter
- Feedly or ReadKit for RSS
- Facebook website for Facebook
- Flickery for Flickr
It has been a long ride, and it has been a pleasure to have such enthusiastic users.
Jacob and Kosta