Opening one door means closing another
tl;dr: Wakoopa Social is closing down, see the timeline here.
Six years ago we decided to build the ʻlast.fm for softwareʼ; to make discovering software social. A few months and a lot of development hours later, Wakoopa was launched. In the starting weeks over 17.000 Wakoopians signed up for the service and a dream became reality
Today this part of Wakoopa comes to an end.
The downside, however, is that this new part of Wakoopa is becoming more and more time consuming. This meant that last year we had to decide that supporting the social platform became a lower priority. We didnʼt want to close it down yet, because we still loved it very much and some of our Wakoopians were still enjoying its possibilities. However, slowly seeing the platform deteriorate, was not how Wakoopa Social should go down.
That is why today we have decided that the time has come to ʻkill your darlingsʼ; we are closing down Wakoopa Social. This means Wakoopa will continue to exist, only now focussing entirely on the corporate research community.
First of all we want to thank all Wakoopians for all the time and effort they have put into our product. Together we truly made discovering software social. Of course we are not closing down at once, we want to give you something in return for using our products for so many years. This means that:
- June 23rd, 2012
We will stop tracking your data, which gives us the time to generate exports. These exports will contain your own application usage, both on the web and on the desktop, length of usage and the name and category of the application. These exports are only available for you.
- June 30th, 2012
Wakoopa Social will be closed deﬁnitively.
- July 1st, 2012
You get the possibility to download an export of your own Wakoopa data. This possibility will be around for at least three months, after that the data will be destroyed. You will receive an email with the download information.
If you have any questions concerning the closing down, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And so, with a heavy heart, we salute all Newbies, Novices, Enthusiasts, Devotees, Experts, Fanatics and Overlords, and hope that you keep wearing your software reputation with pride!
- Wouter Broekhof, Founder & CTO