Nitrous.io shuts down, open source self-hosted version promised

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Nitrous.io, a Singapore and San Francisco-based cloud integrated development environment (IDE) provider, has announced it is to shut down its development platform and cloud IDE on November 14, with customers given until that date before their data is deleted.

The company has stopped new signups, and said that payments made after October 16 will be refunded in full, as well as promising that subscriptions to any Nitrous email list will expire at the end of this month.

While two weeks is a less than ideal timeframe to sort out new data, the company said in a blog post confirming the shutdown that customers who have an active workstation will be able to easily download a backup of their data through an email link.

The company added that a self-hosted and open source version of the Nitrous IDE, called Nitrous Solo – which will allow users to host their own instances on other cloud providers – will be rolled out “in the coming weeks.”

According to Crunchbase, Nitrous.io, previously known at Action.io, received a total of $7.65 million in funding across two rounds; one of $1m in seed funding in April 2013, alongside $6.65m of series A in March 2014 led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The company launched a professional version of its development platform in April last year, claiming at the time that more than 200,000 people had registered and built apps using the original free version of Nitrous.

You can read the full blog post here.

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