This is possibly the hardest email I’m ever going to have to write and to be honest with you not one I ever expect to have to write. After three fantastic years working on Pin Drop I’ve been forced to make the decision to close down the company and (as it is) the Pin Drop app.
Before I say any more I want to thank each and every one of you for downloading and supporting Pin Drop. A massive thanks to the various team members at Caffeinehit, our advisors, friends and families.
** There will be a new version of Pin Drop coming out soon that will work completely offline (data will be held locally on your handset). You will also be able to export all of your data until we switch the servers. More information about this will be coming soon. **
I came up with the idea for Pin Drop back in 2010 due to the frustrations I had with remembering places and the limitations I found with Google Maps. The first version of the app launched in March 2011 and bootstrapped all the way up to March 2014.
Caffeinehit had been building awesome products for various clients since 2007 and the desire to create our own products was always there. Pin Drop was the one we felt could change the world and got some funding in early 2014 allowing the team to purely focus on developing Pin Drop rather than client work.
Fast forward to today and sadly we were unable to secure the necessary funding to turn Pin Drop in to the world changing app we envisaged.
It’s with an incredibly heavy heart (unless a miracle happens in the next few days) that I have to announce I’m going to be forced to close things down.
A new version of Pin Drop will be released next week with limited functionality, no social features and no secure cloud based date backup. I’ll be emailing you again with an update once the app has been submitted.
I can’t thank you all enough for all of the love, support and enthusiasm you’ve shown over the years, it really is what drove us on every day. Most importantly thank you for believing in us and using our brilliant little app.
Over and out and thank you (and sorry again) from the bottom of my heart,
Andy @ Pin Drop HQ
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