Today I made the end-all decision to cancel and shutdown the Bitsmash project.
A few key reasons:
- The project was generating basically no income, and yet was costing me ~$1,300 USD/month in server costs to run.
- A lack of public-awareness regarding the project. Also, a lack of my own dedication to developing it further at this point, as well.
- It needed a lot more work, and I couldn't really justify it. (This also sort of ties in with the lousy economy we're presently in.)
- Need to consolidate my focus onto things that matter, rather than saturating the market with new services.
My whole reason for starting any project is to fascinate people and/or make their lives easier. For this one, there just wasn't enough interest for it to feel like a success in that sense. — However, I did learn a lot more (as with any project) about various technologies that I otherwise don't often use, and therefore it was still worth my time, I feel! 👍🏻
So long, Bitsmash.