So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

On September 6th, we announced that we are going to shutdown Catmoji.com on the 30th. Fast forward to today, it has been 1 day past the date and we have finally powered down Catmoji.com’s two servers.

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Thanks for everything. It has been an awesome pawsome journey for Catmoji.

Not Really Dead

Catmoji.com might have been offline but we have got all the backups (source codes, databases, etc) stored in the cloud. For now, those will serve as souvenirs but who knows what will happen in the future.

The community is definitely not dead. We are moving the cat loving community over to BAND, a free group communication app that is available on the web and mobile (Android and iOS). Some of you have already joined and for those who haven’t please do so. Go to this link and signup: http://band.us/n/F5xDmuAM

What’s Next

We still love cats and are working on a mini project called Kitty Relief: daily cute kitty cat drawings for good. Kitty Relief was created in mind to make cats and cat lovers happier with simple, daily hand-drawn cat illustration (because happiness is a simple thing). We are still in early stage, feel free to support us by following Kitty Relief’s Instagram, Facebook, Ello, Twitter, Tumblr or tell your friends about this mini project.

 

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Matt & Koekoe.
(We are still sticking around.)

Catmoji’s Website is Shutting Down

We have decided to shut down Catmoji’s website (catmoji.com) at the end of this month: 30th of September 2015. It is a very tough decision to make but we think it is the right one. Now, we have a couple of good news and bad news.

The bad news

Catmoji’s website will close on 30th of September, 2015, until unforeseeable future.

As you might have noticed, we no longer work on Catmoji and the site hosting costs for the past few years was funded by our own pocket money and generous donations from some of the members. We sincerely thank those who had donated to our hosting fees. However, this is not sustainable and we can’t work it out due to financial reason and also the rising hosting fees.

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Thanks for all who supported last year’s donation drive, but this is not an ideal solution.

The only reason we keep Catmoji running until today is because some of you are still actively using the site to share lovely and cute cat pictures and videos. We hope this won’t stop, because these lovely cat posts had build a tiny yet humble cat loving community. This tiny cat loving community is still very dear to us and we would like to keep it going even after Catmoji’s website is no more.

The good news

We have decided to rebuild this community outside of Catmoji by using this service called BAND. It is a free group communication app that is available on the web and mobile (Android and iOS). We have created a Catmoji group and we would like to invite you to join us. You can invite your cat loving friends to join too, it’s open to all cat lovers.

Go to this link and signup: http://band.us/n/F5xDmuAM

I have some questions or things to tell the team!

If you have any questions, please… please don’t hesitate to contact us through our Band or email address.

Final note

The closure of Catmoji’s website doesn’t mean Catmoji is gone. We are keeping the brand, the Band group, blog, twitter, facebook pages active. Let’s work together towards this new chapter in Catmoji’s timeline and keep the community rolling.

Again, thank you for being part of Catmoji… these 3 years have been a fantastic ride, let’s hope it doesn’t end here.

There will be no Catmoji without you.

Meow,
Matt & Koekoe

Catmoji’s Donation Drive: Help Keep Catmoji Running

You might have noticed about new things on our catvertisement section. We are running a donation drive to keep Catmoji running.

Why Donation Drive?

We have reach a point where we no longer able to keep Catmoji running on our own. We have been footing the bills for over a year with our own pocket money generated from doing freelancing work. We have stopped working on Catmoji because of it.

From the get-go, our servers and hosting costs are way more than the money we generated through advertisements on the site. To be honest, money from advertising never reaches USD$10/month yet the cost to keep Catmoji running is around USD$110/month.

Catmoji is a place where catlovers talk about cat stuff, to social and support each other after hard days at work. We still have a bunch of happy users browsing and sharing cat photos and videos on Catmoji everyday. We want to keep Catmoji going as long as we could and shutting down Catmoji would be the last thing to do.

How You Can Help

Help us keep Catmoji running by donating. We need around USD$100 every month to keep it going.

To those who have donated, we sincerely thank you. All donated fund will be allocated to Catmoji’s monthly server hosting. The team will never take this donated fund for personal use.

The best thing to do is to donate a dollar or two to ease the team’s financial state. Another best thing to do is to hang in there (like how you choose to hang out on Catmoji) with us while we figure out how to churn enough funds to pull through this.

You can donate to us via PayPal. Every dollar matters.

Contributions

Here are the donation we have received thus far (last updated on 23rd of July 2014):

May 2014: USD$ 133.97

June 2014: USD$ 40.00

July 2014: USD$ 50.00

August 2014: USD$ 50.00

September 2014: USD $2.00

xoxo
Team Catmoji