The warmer months of the year have historically always been slow times for our platform. People want to maximize on the time they spend outdoors and in general, they don’t use their computers as much. As a result, we haven’t generated near the amount of revenue needed to sustain our community’s rebuilding efforts and expansion during the past few months.
The issue is that our community needs to continue rebuilding and expanding in order to remain alive. Expansion means more users, which means more new developers, which means people stay interested. We took a huge hit last year, basically having to restart from scratch. In one fell swoop, we lost our entire web site, along with the ability to push updates to any of our 30 million users.
The good news is that our efforts have not been in vain. The lawsuit we were facing in the United States is finally over, and we’re confident that we will win the Canadian one once we get our day in court. As far as our web site, we’re very slowly regaining our Google rankings, and we currently have about half the active software users that we had in our prime.
We’ve really needed to upgrade to a better server for a while now, and we really need to migrate our forums away from vBulletin since it is essentially an obsolete platform, with emails not going through at all. We also need to invest more into search engine optimization, otherwise we won’t stand a chance at competing with clickbait blogs polluting the internet with misinformation, fragmenting Kodi support in the process.
We understand that people get tired about hearing that we need donations, but the fact is that we never looked to maximize on profits in the past. It was always our goal to put user experience first, while being self sufficient enough to pay our bills. We never made a dime off box sellers or paid IPTV services – and actually tried our best to keep profiteers out of our community.
At the end of the day, we’ve never failed anyone in the past and promise you all that we have grand plans for the future of our platform. It just takes time (and money) to rebuild six years of painstaking work in such a limited time period. Especially since every profit seeker on Earth is selfishly trying to attack us for their own benefit, without actually caring about development.
Big things coming, stay tuned and check back often for updates!