Macaw is joining InVision(macaw.co)

almost 4 years ago from Henry Moran, Product Designer @ Badger Studios

  • Some DesignerSome Designer, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    Yeah you do have point. Backing for the v1 would be reasonable but I remember the kickstarter was to creation of the Macaw software not just for the 1st stable version.

    Let's assume that I personally hate invision and these guys sold an application which was created with my money to a company that I hate. They never explained that they'd sell their app to a bigger company if they fail. At least they could have charged extra refunds from InVision.


    for the angry teenage fanboys; I do not hate invision. In fact I'm unable to have feelings towards computer softwares. Sorry for not being weird

    1 point
    • Ian GoodeIan Goode, almost 4 years ago

      Yeah you do have point. Backing for the v1 would be reasonable but I remember the kickstarter was to creation of the Macaw software not just for the 1st stable version.

      It was pretty clearly a "back us so we can hire some more staff and get this v1 over the line" campaign, they literally said that. So their only obligation was to ship the v1 and give their backers early access like promised.

      I totally get that it's annoying to put a tool into your daily workflow only to have it get acquired one day and fall out of existence. I'm tired of it as well.

      4 points
      • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

        They never actually delivered all the promised features. Most of the dedicated backers held fast hoping that Macaw would deliver when they released Scarlet.

        Now that Invision owns the tech (and staff?) will they care about the original promises Macaw made? Likely no. Macaw's tech will be bundled into a product that is only accessible behind a monthly subscription paywall.

        2 points
      • Some DesignerSome Designer, almost 4 years ago

        Uhh, I must have missed that one. Then I take my words back on refunds.

        0 points
    • Michael AleoMichael Aleo, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

      You paid for a future license for software they were developing, you didn't invest in the company. I don't know why people always act like this about Kickstarter. You basically preordered. And they delivered. It's not open source software. You're not a shareholder. They didn't have to get your permission to take an exit. They don't owe you shit.

      You seem really angry about all this, and it borders on being unprofessional.

      7 points
      • Some DesignerSome Designer, almost 4 years ago

        TBH I don't own macaw, just trying to make a non hostile argument here man. Please do not try to "judge" me with false accusations. Also seems like you're the one who's on the edge.

        If they didn't get my money at the first place they wouldn't able to release "shit" (trying to use your terms). In a way, every backer is a shareholder since they're credited in credits. And kickstarter is not just"preorder" :D Don't be funny man. You're literally funding the project. That's called micro-investment. Also think about like this, you buy something from market and it happens to be gone bad even the expiration date is not over. What would you do? Sit down and eat the rotten food?

        0 points