37signals has purchased Ember making it their official Campfire client for the iPhone. We are thrilled with Ember’s new home and are excited to see it exposed to a broader audience.
A little background on why.
Over the last eight months we’ve had the privilege of working with the 37signals team on two iOS projects. During that time both teams have gotten to know each other pretty well. Awhile ago 37signals expressed interest in purchasing Ember. After giving it some thought, we decided this would be a good fit.
We initially built Ember for ourselves. We use use Campfire every day and love it. A lot of thought early on went into making the experience on Ember similar to the native Campfire experience on the web. As people transitioned from the browser to being on the phone with Ember we didn’t want users to have to go into this new mode of thinking.
Working with 37signals on their official version of Highrise we realized there are parts of the experience that only the service providers themselves can offer in the app. With Ember becoming Campfire it’s our hope that we will see a similar effect with its experience.
We also want to take a few minutes to say thanks to our users. Many of you use Ember every day and have let us know how much you enjoy it. We think you’ll continue to enjoy it in the hands of 37signals. You can download the latest version of Campfire in the AppStore.
We’re excited to see where things go from here for