hi there bricin…
unfortunately this hello is also a goodbye.
we’ve been going strong for a few years now, thanks mostly to your support, usage, and feedback. some of you even helped us literally turn the lights on via kickstarter. you’ve helped us find out where soft spots were in our service, what features you wanted next, and pointed out how to make voyurl better. and, we’ve done our best to listen… to the tune of tens of thousands of awesome members.
but despite our best efforts to serve our growing & enthusiastic member base, the tank is dry; we simply don’t have the resources left to keep things going. so, as of august 4, 2012, we’ll be taking voyurl offline. we’re as bummed as you are, probably more so. it’s been an incredible journey that has allowed us to build something we love in the hopes of solving a problem we’re very passionate about. so, as you can imagine, it’s hard to walk away… especially when there’s so much more to be done when it comes to personal data.
but that doesn’t mean we’re walking away with your data; you won’t be left without it. please reply to this note with your voyurl account’s email address before august 3, and we’ll send you a .csv containing your voyurl data. it will be legible and parse-able, which is to say that you’ll be able to dig around and manipulate the info as much as you’d like. it’s the least we can do. besides, as personal data advocates, we want to make sure we do the right thing by you and your data for trusting us to build a service you want to use.
thanks for being our friend. hopefully, we’ll see you again soon.
so long…. for now ;)
- adam, mike, and the entire voyurl team.”—This arrived in my inbox…