Following on from my previous post about the demise and resurrection of 1place I did some digging.
Seems there was a parting of the ways between the shareholders. Lead developer Bevan Falloon was ousted and someone else was bought in to do development. It appears that Bevan helped out some of the paying customers and got their information back up on a private IP. Other than that it was down for a month or so.
Without going into the sordid details of the business dealings, it is a reminder that credibility is king – especially for SaaS businesses.
Once again it’s a reminder of why Xero IPO’d and a lesson on how NOT to do SaaS.