As another year comes to a close here at Pudince, it is important for us to continue our tradition in that we reflect on our past, our history and most importantly our future. The 2017 year was a difficult year for Pudince as we find ourselves in an over-saturated industry, sometimes with a lack of identity.
In a year full of tragedies; failures and hurt, it is important that we look to the skies. It is important that we cherish the relationships we have, be thankful for the resources we are given with and remember to never take things for granted, no matter how small they might seem at any given time.
As we enter the holiday season I would like to wish everyone a happy holidays. Whether we celebrate the same way or not, it is a time for rest and recovery. A time for family, friends and festivities!
Pudince has been operating officially, as of today, for eight entire years. When I set out to start Pudince, my goal was very different from what it is today. As a 13 year old boy, all I wanted was my own website where I could provide what I figured was a groundbreaking service. The thrill of looking at my analytics and seeing that I had 2 users is something that I will remember forever. Never in a million years did I consider that I would be running a multinational company in less than a decade.
Since hiring my first staff in 2011 with the assistance of Microsoft, I have been constantly impressed with the dedication, initiative and passion of my team; whether administration, software engineers, UX and UI designers – they have performed in a way that can be considered no less than passionate.
In 2016 we published our yearly “Step” article – Step 7. Marking our seventh year of operations. Many of you will have noticed that we began to shift many operations around as we peered into new territories hoping to make a name for ourselves in new spaces. In the last 12 months since the last Step article, we have done many things. Some of these are exciting and some of these are disappointing.
Unfortunately Pudince was unable to make significant ground with our new consumer services; Pudince Entertainment and Pudince News. Whilst we loved these products and the content that was being produced, we were unable to continue financially to provide these services at the disappointment of our users. However, a silver lining, Pudince Entertainment was sold to Crest Digital Media and transformed into a new platform for growth and prosperity and we wish them nothing but the best.
The 2017 year saw the developer side of Pudince become incredibly large. With the addition of AeroBrowse development tools, the first brand new version of Code LX in over 5 years and new technologies for our platforms becoming available, our developers have begun to create amazing new applications and software that we are incredibly excited to show you in the coming future.