You may have seen this CM blog post last year about how Daisy API integrates with CM to enable customised images per subscriber.
The very helpful Forrest Maready at Daisy, in responding to a support question I posted, has just told me "We have just now made a decision to go into "hibernation" for the next few months while we focus on completing some additional funding for Daisy and making our software more stable, powerful and more affordable. I'm sorry that we can't help you right now with your project."
Hopefully Daisy will return bigger and better sometime soon. In the meantime does anyone know of any alternative providers? I know Pizza Express here in the UK are using customised images for birthday emails. I wonder what they're using?
Hey there, this is a bit of a shame - we have a lot of love for Daisy, as do many of our customers. Forrest is a legend, too :D
Did the Daisy team mention whether they would keep the product running? Their site doesn't suggest that the project itself would be shut down, but perhaps they just won't offer email support in the interim.
I don't know of any alternatives (it's a unique offering) and folks like Pizza Express may have built their own custom tools. It may be worth getting in touch with Style Campaign, as they have a lot of experience with generating dynamic images and have built numerous tools themselves. Let us know how you go :)
Aha, good point Ros. I may have misconstrued Forrest's "going into hibernation" comment!
I've emailed him back asking whether this just refers to support, or whether it means the app and its CM integration will be taken down.
Oh, awesome - thank you so much for being so proactive here! Please let us know what his response is, we're all keen to know :)
Ok I've now heard back from Forrest and I'm sure he won't mind me passing on his reply.
He confirms he will be turning off the API completely while he fund raises. Essentially Daisy API is just him with a bit of help here and there and he says he hasn't been able to dedicate himself to making the fully fledged Daisy a reality because he's been so focused on keeping the beta running and supported. He says "It's an incredibly difficult decision, as you can imagine".
He also says if a really big project comes along, he would certainly be open to setting something up, but the free Daisy will not be running for a few months.
Oh, that's unfortunate news, but we can understand where he's coming from there. I'll pop him a line in the coming days so we're kept abreast of what's new with Daisy. We'd absolutely love to work with them again. Thanks for the update!
So has Daisy gone forever? Any update on this?