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Kostya Vasilyev

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Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« on: November 02, 2016, 05:32:30 pm »
MobiSystems is proud to announce that Aqua Mail is joining its family of productivity and business apps.

Please see the full announcement for details.

I (Kostya Vasilyev) will remain involved in the project.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2016, 05:39:13 pm by Kostya Vasilyev, Aqua Mail »
Creating debug logs for diagnostics: https://www.aqua-mail.com/troubleshooting/

The official FAQ: https://www.aqua-mail.com/faq/

Лог-файлы для диагностики: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/troubleshooting/

Вопросы и ответы: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/faq/

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 05:46:27 pm »
so you won't be the sole developer?

Hmmm, I think that's good,
I don't mean that you're not the best though,
but some help would not be bad

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 08:10:17 pm »
Does this change in any way the existing privacy policy?


Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 10:24:48 pm »
Re: Does this change in any way the existing privacy policy?

There have not been any changes, and there have not been any new updates to the app, so there is no way it could be doing something different already.

Going forward, I expect that if something changed, then Mobisystems would update the policy as well.
Creating debug logs for diagnostics: https://www.aqua-mail.com/troubleshooting/

The official FAQ: https://www.aqua-mail.com/faq/

Лог-файлы для диагностики: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/troubleshooting/

Вопросы и ответы: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/faq/

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 10:34:40 pm »
We should congratulate? :) So we do.

But as being a user, I don't know, if it will better or worse for users.

What does it mean to the users? Privacy, terms of use, support?
What about further development of the app? "remain involved" sounds like Kostya only being a small part of the whole thing?

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2016, 10:36:05 pm »
Thanks Kostya.   I think many people will be hoping the privacy policy remains unchanged with MobiSystems.

There's an email privacy thread on AndroidForums (also linked to from XDA) which many people have used to base their decision to come to AquaMail.  See the thread here:  androidforums.com/threads/email-which-apps-keep-it-private.935578/





« Last Edit: November 02, 2016, 10:42:52 pm by Jeff »

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2016, 10:43:37 pm »
I can't go into details on the agreement or "small" (or not) "part", but --

-- I'm planning to continue to read and respond on the forum at least for the foreseeable future

-- There have not been any changes to the privacy policy or terms of use (which there was none, actually)

-- There have not been been any updates to the app or even development builds, yet

In terms of "is everything lost now?" :)

-- I could have gotten hit by a car (it's good that I haven't) or I could have died from some illness, at any point during the last few years, and then that would have made everything stop completely and irreversibly.

So whatever way you look at this news about MobiSystems, it couldn't be nearly as bad by comparison :)

@Jeff

Yes, I've seen that before, but thanks for the reminder.
Creating debug logs for diagnostics: https://www.aqua-mail.com/troubleshooting/

The official FAQ: https://www.aqua-mail.com/faq/

Лог-файлы для диагностики: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/troubleshooting/

Вопросы и ответы: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/faq/

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2016, 10:50:48 pm »


So whatever way you look at this news about MobiSystems, it couldn't be nearly as bad by comparison :)
Ok. By this comparison ;).
Thanks btw for not selling the app to Cheetah Mobile... :) :)

But It sounds like you will not decide about further development?
In short: I trust you (don't ask why ;)), but can we trust Mobisystems?

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2016, 11:08:08 pm »
Thanks btw for not selling the app to Cheetah Mobile... :) :)

Funniest thing I've read all day.  And, so true.


Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2016, 11:22:15 pm »
OK, so "Cheetah Mobile" == same as == "Kostya getting hit by a car" :)

I won't comment on the exact nature of the arrangements, but do the details really matter?

What's happened is this:

AquaMail was a project run by an "indie" developer doing everything (literally everything) on his own, for years.

And lately it has not been going well for me:

- Too much time on email support, answering same questions over and over and over again

- Tired of going to bed at or after 2am every day

- Too little time and energy left to implement new features, wanted by users and present in other apps

- And other things...

Now I'm not "all by myself" anymore, so I hope that these things get better, and that the app improves too.
Creating debug logs for diagnostics: https://www.aqua-mail.com/troubleshooting/

The official FAQ: https://www.aqua-mail.com/faq/

Лог-файлы для диагностики: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/troubleshooting/

Вопросы и ответы: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/faq/

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2016, 09:01:24 am »
Congratulations, Kostya!
I hope you did well on the deal, as you deserved it!

With your new role (and obligations) most likely, it won't be as much fun.
I appreciate the time I spent in this community with you, and the things I've learned.

... "and Thanks for All the Fish!"
:)

nica

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2016, 07:11:18 pm »
Hi, a question:

I'm running regular AquaMail  1.6.2.9 from Google Play Store.

What will happen to the dev-builds 1.6.4.x?

Will we see them released in Play Store or not?

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2016, 09:43:42 pm »
https://www.mobisystems.com/aqua-mail/


I expect longtime AM users are happy that Kostya has been able to receive compensation for his development work and support of his application.  I only found AM a few months ago but really like it and hope that development will carry on pretty much the same way it has in the past.  Only time will tell.
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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2016, 09:53:55 pm »
Hi,

Ouch... i have seen these things before. Many (but not all) went wrong. Like completely ruining a perfect app. Let's not even talk about apps like Quicpic. I hope for the best. A practical question though: i'm running the last dev build. Will those continu also? Or do i need to install from Play to get updates?

congrats with the deal though!!!

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Aqua Mail is now part of the MobiSystems family
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2016, 01:53:11 pm »
Quote
Hi, a question:

I'm running regular AquaMail  1.6.2.9 from Google Play Store.

What will happen to the dev-builds 1.6.4.x?

Will we see them released in Play Store or not?

The -dev builds on the forum will continue. We just need to work out a few things here first, please excuse the delays.

Same with Play betas.

It will be possible to update "in place", same as before.

And then, I'll be here on the forum too, same as before, at least for the foreseeable future.

I really appreciate the forum, good discussions, it also serves as a "knowledge base" with search, and so my plan is to continue to participate.
Creating debug logs for diagnostics: https://www.aqua-mail.com/troubleshooting/

The official FAQ: https://www.aqua-mail.com/faq/

Лог-файлы для диагностики: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/troubleshooting/

Вопросы и ответы: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/faq/