by Cesare Rocchi

Transmit iOS was great, and yet

tags: iOS app store

Panic is winding down Transmit iOS.

I am surprised. I assumed they were doing good. They are, as a company. But even great companies that create compelling app have problems in justifying further investments on products that don’t bring in enough money.

It’s a bittersweet announcement. It must have been a tough call. I think it’s important to not fall in the “if Panic can’t make it, I can’t make it either” trap. Panic made it. They have built and maintained Transmit iOS for around ten years. It’s a great run.

People change, needs change, operative systems change. There will be new problems to solve, and old products can hold you back. So it’s better to wind them down and make room for new products. Even if you don’t know what they’ll look like yet.