Zimki – goes off the boil.

Looks like any further enhancement of Zimki is to be put on hold until Fotango‘s parent company, Canon Europe, completes a review on the future direction (and viability?) of the hosted application market. This means the platform will not be open sourced in the near future. This and the lack of any sign of a Zimki user community probably means I’ll abandon the platform; with some regret I might add as the infrastructure is rock solid and professionally managed, and the JavaScript based development environment is both productive and fun to work on. But the feeling that one is backing the wrong horse is hard to shake, particularly with the lack of any sign of developer mind share (i.e. no official forum, unofficial forum never took off and very few, if any, comments on the Zimki blog).

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