Coghead, a visual web-based application editor that allowed users to develop enterprise applications using an intuitive GUI, is closing its doors. The company attributes its closing to the dire economic situation, and says that users will be able to access and download their data through April 30, 2009.
The site launched back in October 2006, when we praised it for being more accessible than some of its competitors. Since then we’ve covered it extensively as it allowed users to embed their applications (called Coglets) into any webpage, launched an affiliates program, and more recently, the introduction of Coghead 2.0, which was based on Adobe Flex.
This statement was just sent to all customers:
Dear Valued Coghead Customer:
On behalf of the entire Coghead team, I would like to thank you for your past business. We have taken pride in offering you our state-of-the-art Platform-as-a-Service to support your development of software applications. Regretfully, due to the impact of economic challenges, Coghead has discontinued its operations.
Customers should download their data that is available through my.coghead.com before 3:00 p.m. Pacific time on April 30th. However, Customers should not attempt to copy, modify, reproduce or reverse engineer any portion of the software that is part of, or used in the delivery of, the service. Customers will not be charged for their use of the service through April 30th. In light of the foregoing, we strongly recommend that customers limit their work on existing projects and refrain from initiating new projects and application rollouts.
Basic support inquiries can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org until 3:00 p.m. Pacific time on April 30, 2009.
Thank you again for your past business and support.
We’ve added Coghead to the Deadpool.