We started Lunar/Theory almost four years ago with the idea of creating great apps for the iPad. Although we were iOS development newbies, we managed to develop and release DesignScene that first year. Since then we have released periodic updates and handled the care and feeding of the master feed, culminating in the release of 2.0 at the end of last year.
Since then, however, we have not been able to give it the attention it deserves. DesignScene was always a side project for us, and we enjoy working on it immensely. But in the last year, as our day jobs became more demanding and our personal lives more complicated, development has languished. We always expected to maintain it for a long time, but the release of iOS 7 this fall has disabused us of that notion. Though we would love to update the UI for the modern OS, and definitely have some ideas for where it could go, we have no time to work on it anymore.
Regretfully, we have decided that the best thing to do is discontinue DesignScene. We removed it from the App Store today. The service behind it will continue until December 31, 2014, meaning that you can continue to explore the latest interesting developments in design for the duration of 2014. But at the end of the year, we will need to shut down the master feed, as well.
This has been a great ride for us, and we — @lunarboy and @theory — have learned a ton about iOS, the App Store, marketing, and how insanely awesome our customers are. We wish we could keep it going indefinitely, but alas, all good things must end.
This has been a rewarding experience we shall never forget. Thank you all for your support over the last few years.