Today Ludei announced that their product Cocoon is being shut down. Cocoon is a project I’ve been following since 2013 with great interest. It’s basically a wrapper layer that enables you to “cocoon” your HTML5 code in their WebGL and Canvas accelerated runtime, essentially enabling you to make native binaries for iOS and Android that performed substantially better than using the standard WebView controls.
Details of the shutdown:
It is with deep regret that we announce that we will stop providing our beloved service, Cocoon.
We started Ludei/Cocoon because we believed the future of app and game development would be based in HTML5. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen and native development is stronger than ever.
Along our journey we have laughed and cried with you, and learned valuable lessons. And it is now inevitable to wind down the service as we never managed to make it profitable.
It has been a long journey and we sincerely thank each one of you for your years of love and support for Cocoon.
The shutdown is going to happen quickly, with the following timeline announced:
- 2.4.2019 : Notice of Cocoon service discontinuation. Billing stopped.
- 2.11.2019: Unable to perform compilations.
- 2.18.2019: Unable to log in to Cocoon.
- 2.28.2019: Termination of the Service. Unable to access Cocoon. Customer service closed.
If you are currently a Cocoon user, they have published a guide to migrating over to Cordova.