Macaw is joining InVision(macaw.co)

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

  • 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