The rumours of Delicious.com’s demise…

As I type this the rumours of Delicious.com’s demise are just that: rumours. There have been no official pronouncements from Yahoo! so far and so, for the time being, it’s business as usual for Yummy and Yummy Browser. Delicious.com is still there. Your bookmarks are still there. You can still sync, add and edit them. I would argue that there’s no need to rashly jump ship.

Having said that, the rumours are credible. Yahoo! may yet sell or change their mind, so while rashly moving to another service might be overkill, now might be a good time to consider the alternatives. You’re welcome to mention your favourite in the comments but in my opinion.the closest equivalent to Delicious.com is probably pinboard.in. Yummy already has support for Pinboard, so you could transition over with very little change.

In summary, I’ve spent too much time and energy on Yummy to stop supporting and developing it on a rumour. I’ll say more when we know more.

Finally, if it’s true that the entire Delicious.com team were laid off, I would just like to extend my thanks to them all, especially Chris Draycott who has gone above and beyond in answering developer questions (both mine and others) in the forums.

Update (21:07): Yahoo! have just posted a blog saying that they are hoping to sell Delicious.

We’re actively thinking about the future of Delicious and we believe there is a home outside the company that would make more sense for the service and our users.

And:

As noted above, there’s no reason to panic. We are maintaining Delicious and encourage you to keep using it. 

2 Responses to The rumours of Delicious.com’s demise…

  1. Zeke F. December 17, 2010 at 18:29 #

    Thanks for the post. I love the yummy app and I'm glad to hear you are planning on keeping yummy alive.

    Thanks.

  2. Adam Procter December 18, 2010 at 11:35 #

    indeed I moved to yummy as you have the best client. I am tempted to move to pinboard but ill hang on for a while.

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