Update July 11
Invoice Machine just released a blog post explaining the reason for the delay. There’s nothing new to it, but I sure hope that this means they’re starting to be more informative and realistic about the release. I’m really looking forward to the release!
It’s not easy. As a developer, you might know what I’m talking about. Releasing the product you just spent months, maybe even years (you might have waited too long, though) developing. I’m not going to tell you how to do it. I tried. And I failed. Miserably. But that’s another story I might write about some day.
Today is about InvoiceMachine.
The Invoice Machine is an online invoicing service which simplifies your invoicing and makes it beautiful.
I had a company where I needed to send out invoices to clients a few times a month. The interface was beautiful, easy to use and very understandable. InvoiceMachine was a perfect match for me. We fell in love with each other! At that time the site was out in version 2. But another version 3 was around the corner. And that’s when thing started to go south.
The first time I heard about v3 was when reporting a bug through email. I was excited. One of my favourite tools was about the be updated! I’m that type of person what reads the change log of my iPhone app updates (and gets annoyed when all it says is: “bugfixing”.) I recieved an email October 31, 2011. I was told that v3 would “be released within a month.”
As you might have guessed by now, that’s not what happened. I later asked them about the release on Twitter (August 22, 2012)
This went on for a couple of months. Me being more and more sarcastic about the release date.
This very day @invoicemachine still tweets others that v3 beta is no more than a few months or weeks away. I later moved away from InvoiceMachine. Inactivity from their part and not being able to set a realistic release date forced me to look at the alternatives. I’m actually sorry about that, because they have such a cool and simple product.
I’m very sorry my first post had to be this negative. I surely hope that v3 is released some day for you guys to use. All I know is that to this day, v3 is not released.