Ask DN: Successor to LayerVault?

5 years ago from Gabriele Cirulli, Creator of 2048; Freelance Designer & Developer.

  • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, 5 years ago

    Pixelapse was acquired by Dropbox early this year, and will be discontinued in 2016 — though they say some features will be implemented in Dropbox.

    I wonder if LayerVault's shutdown changed their plans in some way.

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    • Graham Odds, 5 years ago

      I doubt it to be honest. My interest in LayerVault was always the syncing and versioning first and foremost. The commenting, etc was a nice extra, but made the tool too broad in my opinion.

      Version control and code review are generally related but distinct tools for coders. I think that separation of concerns makes for better, more focused tools.

      The Dropbox acquisition of Pixelapse suggests their long-term strengths will be on the version control side of things, which is what I'm after.

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    • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, 5 years ago

      How do you know it's going to be discontinued in 2016.

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      • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, 5 years ago

        That's what I gathered from this paragraph in their announcement from January:

        Pixelapse as a standalone product will continue to operate and be supported for the next year as we work towards this goal, at which point we’ll offer a migration plan for your work.

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