Riposte, the App.net App, Permanently Removed from Sale
As part of an agreement reached over an alleged trademark infringement, Riposte (the App.net app I made with Jamin Guy) will be removed from sale on the App Store. We’ll also be taking down the riposteapp.net homepage.1
Even though we haven’t updated it in a while2, it saddens me to see Riposte go away. It may not have been a successful business, but it was a success to us. We had a lot of fun making it, and are grateful to everyone who supported us along the way.
We will keep the push notification servers for Riposte and Whisper running as long as we can — not forever of course. So those of you who still have Riposte and/or Whisper on your devices should be able to continue using them for a long while.
We will take down the app and homepage for Whisper (the private messaging app we made for App.net) as well. ↩
Riposte was a labour of love, lasting as long as it did thanks to the generosity of the App.net Developer Incentive Program. Jamin and I each have children and full-time jobs. There’s just not enough time in a day to take on all the projects we want to do. ↩