May Company Updates

It’s been quite a while since our last blog post due to some personal health and family issues. Things have gotten better and thanks to those who have passed along their well wishes.

HireBee v1.3.6 is due out next week which addresses a handful of issues. We’re also working on a few payment gateway plugin issues which should also be rolled out in the coming week or two.

It was a tough decision but due to low adoption rates, Quality Control and the Ideas themes have both been retired. A lot of development, marketing, and support went into these products over the years so it wasn’t something we took lightly.

For existing customers, support will continue up to one year from their purchase date. So on December 1st, 2016, the support forums will be converted to read-only for archive purposes.

We also decided to no longer sell development editions of our products. The only difference between standard and development editions was the inclusion of the original Photoshop psd file. In the past, this was a much requested file for designers, however, times have changed and most designers/developers bypass the Photoshop phase and prototype directly in code.

This makes sense and something we have been doing ourselves for a while now. It also allows us to speed up our product development as we no longer need to work with designers and converting clunky Photoshop files into code.

With that said, we’re actively working on a brand new much-needed design for Vantage. Not only will it be more modern, the usability and customization will be far more flexible than the current version (e.g. drag and drop page modules, Foundation framework, etc). Vantage 4.0 is due out by the end of the year. We’ll include screenshots and more information as the time gets closer!

That’s the latest from the AppThemes team. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Cinco de Mayo!

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