This Bloom is off the Vine

As of November 1st, 2012, Bloom Studio Inc. has ceased operations.  We’d like to thank all of you who accompanied us in our explorations of new forms of playful data-driven discovery. Planetary was downloaded onto over 2 million iPads and was hailed by users and critics alike as one of the most beautiful experiences to push graphic performance on their new devices.

We have been working with the ideas behind applications like Planetary and Biologic since long before we came together to form Bloom, and we will doubtlessly reapproach this space again in future manifestations of our work.  Seed-funded ventures are like essays striving for the culture-changing insight.  Who knows what our next iterations will bring?  I think we might have some ideas…   Follow the founders at @neb, @randometc, and @jandersen.

Practically Speaking

Sadly but predictably we need to turn off the servers that power our Biologic app, and its web-based sibling Fizz, so those apps will cease along with Bloom itself in the next few days. We don’t store much in the way of personal data but anything we do have will be deleted and the app permissions will be revoked.

We will keep Planetary available in the App Store for as long as we possibly can, and as individuals (with some help from our friends) we’ll be seeking a safe way to preserve it for future devices and platforms. Watch this space!

10 Comments on “This Bloom is off the Vine”

  1. I am really sorry to hear that you are closing the studio. But you created some awesome products you should be proud of! Who knows, maybe you bloom once again in the future :)

    Anyway, shine on!

  2. tedr (@tedr) says:

    Big stuff. Excited to see what that brian of your envisions next.

  3. silka says:

    you guys are an inspiration… looking forward to seeing and hearing about your next explorations.

  4. Sorry to hear that, Ben. Love your products. Holler if we can be helpful in any way.

  5. miska knapek says:

    Sorry day for the infovis field – hope this is not a sign that there’s less space for the experimental.

  6. Mike Thompson says:

    Wah. Too bad. Good luck with your next venture!

  7. Im gonna miss the wonders of your apps. I just came to your website today to ask if u guys might be interested to design an app for leap motion 3d. oh well all e best for future endeavors

  8. [...] we announced the closing of Bloom Studio, Inc. A little bittersweet but not an unlikely outcome for a start-up [...]

  9. Tal Givoly says:

    Liked what you did very much (and supported with sharing about it). I had some initiative to discuss with you in relation to the stuff you worked on. Please send me an email.

  10. Planetary is one of the most beautiful things, One of these days I am going to make a space exploration game, I have the design all worked out, if I could make it looks 10% as good as planetary I would be very happy. If your tech is collecting dust, I’d be happy to give it a good home :)


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