I was reading this.
Pixate was featured at the same time as Bubble : Pixate is the world’s first mobile interaction design service that produces native mobile app prototypes on iOS and Android without coding. We just launched today and open to feedback.
*See a kickass product -> Fall in love -> Use it everywhere -> Product get acquired -> Trying to not lose hope and still use the product -> Product closes its doors / stop their support -> See another product *
This would be a nightmare to see on Bubble.is
After its acquisition, Pixate said it would be lowering the cost of its Studio product, making it free to use while “dramatically” reducing the cost of its cloud service. It didn’t disclose any information about shuttering. But fast forward to today and Pixate has reversed its decision.
On October 31, Pixate will terminate its cloud service, and users have until then to back up their files and prototypes. Anything remaining starting November 1 will automatically be deleted, including projects and member and billing information. Pixate Studio will also no longer be available for download; those with existing copies will still be able to use the program, but without any official support from the company. Lastly, all direct support will end, either through email, Twitter, or Facebook.
Any applicable refunds will be provided to those cloud customers with remaining credit.
Will big business take out Bubble.is?
Going by their eerily similar Discourse forum and the average views per thread :
They seem to have gotten a lot more users before they got shut down. Doesn’t seem that it matters.
Nothing we can do about it, but it is worrying.