After 5 years of development on BestPhotos, I've made the difficult decision to move on. Here's the timeline of how BestPhotos will shut down:
1/31/2022 Final version of BestPhotos rolls out to users, disabling new in-app purchases. This is the last software update for BestPhotos.
2/21/2022 BestPhotos will be removed for new downloads from the App Store
6/1/2022 I will stop replying to customer support emails about BestPhotos
Note: You will still be able to download and use BestPhotos from your purchased apps. This will give you time to make use of your past purchases, reconsider your workflow, and transition to another app when it makes sense for you. But you will be continuing to use BestPhotos at your own risk. Do not expect future app updates for any reason after 1/31/2022.
February 2023 or later, BestPhotos will be removed from the App Store for existing users.
I think there's never been a better time to run a business selling services through Apple's App Store, particularly for small businesses. If you can make something people are willing to pay a recurring subscription for, you can build a sustainable business. But rather than turning BestPhotos into a subscription business, I've decided that I want to focus on my YouTube channel talking about Apple and smart home tech. This was a very difficult decision that took many weeks to make.
If you are looking for good alternatives to BestPhotos here are some apps I would recommend:
Not from me. If you purchased any upgrades in BestPhotos recently, you can request a refund from Apple. You will still be able to use BestPhotos until at least 2/1/2023, giving you time make use of your past purchases, reconsider your workflow, and transition to another app when it makes sense for you.
Is BestPhotos as a business open to acquisition?
Absolutely not. No.
Shutting down BestPhotos was a very difficult decision that took a long time to make. I made a video about the process of getting there.