Macaw left a bad taste in my mouth previously. I bought their ‘web tool’ as they promised it would be expanded upon.
IT was not not.
They advised us 2 months later that they had a new version… this was almost a year ago now.
I’m not surprised to find out they sold out.
I’m pretty sure that was the entire market strategy from day one.
Macaw started out as a kickstarter idea, that worked. But again they didn’t ‘add to it’ as promised.
Anyone can make a snazzy looking video with features that are not yet working.
I’m sure if they had actual intentions on making a great application, and not selling it, they would have.
Invision are not idiots, and took their comments and requests for a similar app seriously and bought macaw/scarlet
Why webflow business model was a good idea - subscription / hosting service
I initially didn’t like it, but the fact they are a NEW and actively updgrade features has been a HUGE positive.
The fact they are subscription based / web based means they also don’t have to deal with OLD versions and can always look forward.
Macaw used the bought software model - meaning it will be pirated, make zero money and as they have shown, made zero improvements for the original supporters. Their sales probably sucked, and their only alternative WAS to sell it.
Maybe invision will do something with it. Finishing it would be a good idea. Subscription model another. Whatever they do will be better managed than the existing ownership. Oh and not being a MAC only app at first (like they planned - another idiot move) was another reason why macaw lost my support and interest.