Dropbox has abandoned Mailbox(twitter.com)

8 years ago from David Barker

  • Mitch Malone, 8 years ago

    I'm confused about this tweet. What does "abandon" mean? Was the product sunsetted? Or is a dedicated team simply not working on it anymore? Will the service be shut down? The Mailbox website doesn't give any indication.

    If Mailbox doesn't fit in with the overall Dropbox product strategy, then it makes sense they'd pull resources from it. There is a lot of overhead required to simply maintain a product, let alone iterate and improve on it. But that doesn't mean they killed it. Maybe there was a dedicated Mailbox team that got pulled into other projects with higher priority and when Mailbox requires attention, they can address it ad hoc.

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