It’s been already a while since Coghead collapsed and we can get some things straight here now.
Well, 2 years ago on TechCrunch I was surprised to find that 17 000 of developers were working on Coghead platform. There is quite a difference between paid subscribers and free trial users, and it looks like CogHead counted their trial users as actual developers utilizing their platform.
Anyway, it has been already 2 years since this data publication to actual Coghead failure. I think that’s been enough time for gaining even more customers, developers and partners. And the thing that really bugs me is: Where are they?!!
To my opinion, this entire affair was just a giant soap bubble regarding business. Keeping these doubts in mind, I visited "CogHead to QuickBase - Migrating Your Data" webinar that didn’t last long. I couldn’t believe it lasted just for 5 minutes, with 3 participants. But even if not take this particular case into consideration, there are many other things. Apart from all above mentioned info I monitor Twitter and Internet on the daily basis, but see no activity there. No news, no migration assistance requests… Nothing!
Here are just a few facts I could find. Delivered Innovation former Coghead partner switched to applications developed and delivered on the SalesForce Force.com platform. Caspio Bridge was the first vendor that announced a successful migration, you can check it here. And QuickBase was the second one to be proud of the next migration case, what can be seen here.
Can any of vendors that helped Coghead customers disclose real numbers?
Is there anybody who knows former Coghead partners that turned their partnership with Coghead into a profitable business?
Summing up all this, the last, and the most important question, is there any of Coghead customers who is looking for help? And needs any assistance in transition?