Friday January 10, 2014

ReadMore Has A New Home!

I’m still thrilled thinking about the response I got when I released ReadMore back in 2010. I built the app to scratch my own itch, but then it grew a life of its own. It was featured on the iOS App Store in April of that year and has enriched many lives, as evidenced by the emails I’ve received. Thank you all.

As you’ve noticed, ReadMore sits quietly and hasn’t been updated in a while. I built it and supported it by myself these past three years. As I chose to focus on other ventures, development slowed to a halt. It started as a side project and sold well for a while, but I wasn’t sure how to turn it into a sustainable product that could support further work on it. With iOS 7 growing quickly in market share, many of you requested a fresh look and new features. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a good plan to move forward…yet.

That’s why I reached out to my friends at D-I and asked if they would want to take it over. They gladly agreed! For my existing customers, you are in good hands. I’ve known the D-I team for a while and some of the members even played a role in the early development of ReadMore, helping me with the design, ideas, and beta testing. I’m glad they are taking this on.

You don’t have to do anything. Just keep using the app as usual. The app will be transferred over to D-I’s App Store account, and all future updates will come from them automatically. Apple’s done a nice job with this app transfer process. It won’t interrupt you at all.

To get to know the new ReadMore caretakers and to get a glimpse at their future plans, head on over to their announcement post. Tell ‘em Jonathan sent ya!