PassVerse has been part of my life since I first sketched out the idea on a Virgin flight to Las Vegas in the summer of 2012.
It has grown and morphed over the intervening years, taught me lots and made me feel both despair and joy! Alas, all things must come to an end. I’ve been putting this decision off for the past couple of months, but the time has come to procrastinate no longer.
With today’s release of version 1.5.0, I’ll no longer be supporting or actively developing new features.
I have come to realise that my interest and passion lies in writing code and solving technical problems. This is just who I am and acknowledging I have no interest in advertising, marketing, self promotion or networking is something I needed to do. These things are vital to building a business and simply hoping that technical brilliance will suffice, is just silly.
I have avoided this acknowledgment because I saw it as an one of failure or as something that would prevent me from ever trying again. I haven’t failed. PassVerse didn’t become a sustainable business, but if I’m honest, I never wanted it to. I never committed to it. I actually felt guilty that I wasn’t updating it more frequently. Once I’d admitted that stopping wasn’t the same as giving up, I felt a weight lift off my shoulders.
I feel that PassVerse still has a lot of potential. The website generates logs of organic traffic and with the Apple Watch supporting Passbook, I’m sure interest will grow after its release. Because of this, I’m going to sell PassVerse, lock, stock and barrel, to anyone interested in taking it forward. I’d rather see somebody take ownership of it rather than let it gather dust. If you’re interested, please drop me a line.
I’d like to end by saying I’m very grateful to all those who have purchased PassVerse and I hope you don’t feel like I have left you down.