There comes a time when we all have to make tough decisions. After careful deliberation, we’ve decided to cease the maintenance and support of Boom 1.x. in a phased manner. Fret not though, this is a slow process that will continue until mid-2016 and this doesn’t mean your Boom 1.x will stop working. The app will continue to be compatible with OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11 (when it releases). The bottom-line is that with technology changing everyday, it becomes impossible to support an app that simply wasn’t built to take advantage of the advanced frameworks in use today. That is why, with the release of Yosemite last year, we built Boom 2 from the ground up.
Boom 1.x was first released in Jan 2011, later going on to win the Macworld Best Of Show 2011. It was a groundbreaking app, receiving widespread praise for its minimalism and functionality. Over the years, the app also kept itself abreast with all the new technologies that kept finding its way into every major Mac OS X release since then. Even after Boom 2 came out, we couldn’t simply abandon it. Boom 1.x was updated to support Yosemite and we’re going one step further by adding El Capitan support when the OS officially releases.
Yes, Boom 1.x will receive a final compatibility update when the new OS X version releases later this year. But it doesn’t end there. We will continue to offer support until July 2016. We wanted to make this announcement in a delicate and responsible way as we value each and every one of you. By the beginning of next year, Boom 1.x will complete 5 whole years of brilliant Mac audio and we hope you understand where we’re coming from.
Boom 2, on the other hand, is a fresh new take on Mac acoustics and comes with more features and personalization options. It also takes advantage of the goodies that Yosemite has to offer and hence works only on 10.10 and later. It is a new app that is separate from Boom 1.x and is a paid upgrade. Again, it wasn’t easy making this decision, but we believe the time and effort put into carving this beautiful app can be seen all over. As an incentive to our users, we’ve had an easy upgrade option since Boom 2’s release for those willing to switch. This entails a direct 50% discount and is applicable to both, Mac App Store and our Webstore customers. You can read more about Boom 2 to see how awesome it is! (UPDATE: The discounted price is $9.99. The retail price of Boom 2 is $14.99 on our Webstore and we’re also including the special in-app Audio Effects pack when you upgrade ($4.99). Hence the total price is $19.98 and discounted price for Boom 1.x users is $9.99.)
Boom 1.x’s journey has been a blast so far. We couldn’t have done it without you people and are thankful for the continued patronage. Boom 2 is the next stage in Boom’s evolution and we’d love for you to be a part of it. If you haven’t given it a spin yet, check out the free trial now! Happy Boomin’!