iControlMIDIDesign, creator of dedicated iOS synth MIDI controller apps is officially calling it quits:
Due to insufficient sales, we have to terminate this project.
We will not be releasing any new Apps.
Apple will automatically remove all our Apps from the App Store in 01/2013 as we will not renew our iOS License Agreement.
iControlMIDIDesign created dedicated iOS MIDI control applications for specific vintage synths, like the one pictured above. They were generally priced around $20-40 and no ‘lite’ or demo version was provided.
While it’s unfortunate to see a music app developer fail, iControlMIDIDesign might have benefited from listening to potential customers.
Reader Tim Webb, aka discchord, asked iControlMIDIDesign if they’d consider pricing their apps more affordably, and he shared the response he received:
Thank you for the advice (I already received a tons of emails with the same brilliant idea); so I’m going to give the same in-your-face answer.
Who are you? Do we know each other? Are the the CFO of a Fortune-100 software editor? Are you a Partner a KPMG? Do you have a MBA from Harward?
I’m going to give a VALUABLE piece of advice. If you do not like our Apps or its pricing; download XCode and develop an App of your own with the pricing you want.
iControlMIDIDesign says it’s keeping its apps in the App Store through the end of the year, but won’t guarantee that they will work with iOS 6, expected to be released this Fall.