Starting today we will be joining Twitter’s platform team, and will build tools to help third-party developers create new experiences on Twitter and empower the larger Twitter ecosystem.
This means that we will no longer be offering Cabana as a standalone mobile app development environment.
Today Twitter bought a small company called Cabana who had pitched me earlier in the year. I thought it was an intriguing product. However, I find it ever more difficult to even consider doing business with smaller companies just getting started as the threat of shut-down is now "two handed." On one hand the company could fail to get traction and shut down for lack of revenue. On the other hand the company might find moderate success, but only enough to attract a buyer who sees their existing app as nothing more than a resume. This is troubling but likely just the new reality.
It's hard to consider devoting precious resources to integrate a new technology from an innovative young comnpany or learn a new platform when there is an ever increasing probability that the company will simply throw in the towel if they lose *or* if they win.