Sunday, April 1, 2012

KiwiCodes acquired by Autodesk

KiwiCodes, brilliant creator of Family Browser and the new Project Browser, has been acquired by Autodesk for an undisclosed sum, rumored to be in the 7 figures range. KiwiCodes founder Phillip Miller was last spotted completely intoxicated and singing “Money, Money, Money”.

In a press conference, Autodesk said they decided to buy this little innovative company out of sheer embarrassment that such a small company could produce something they themselves couldn’t deliver for years after being asked by their passionate users through wish lists, feedback sites and bomb threats.

It is not clear at this time whether Autodesk will include this for their subscription customers or just kill the living daylight out of this product. They also have the option of closing down the API functionality that makes Project Browser possible and then take 10 more years to come up with something bigger, heavier, less elegant and that doesn’t work. I guess we shall find out.

In the meantime, Phillip promised that all bloggers that mentioned KiwiCode’s products will get something in return, which could be as much as being be-friended on Facebook.


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9 comments:

Kiwi Codes Solutions said...

I do really enjoy Abba Dave, How did you know? Bit cheap that 7 figures though ;)

RevitLandia said...

Ha ha ha... grande Dave!

Ian Kidston said...

Sweeeeet!
Love the bomb threat and
"10 more years to come up with something bigger, heavier, less elegant and that doesn’t work" So True.

Alex Cunningham said...

I am gona get shafted!!! I am already on his Facebook...

Dave Baldacchino said...

Glad you guys liked it. I almost cried with laughter as I typed it!

Ian, that was my favorite part, although I can tell you that I would love to see Phillip intoxicated and singing that song with his captivating NZ accent lol!

Alex, join the club. We'd be getting the short end of the stick!

Nick said...

Hah, I had to read past the first paragraph to realize it was an April fools joke! I was excited to hear the good news for Philip.. hoping Autodesk had really decided it was time to incorporate some of those add-ins into Revit 2014.

Steve Faust said...

HAHA, awesome :) You had me going for a second! Thanks for the laugh.

Ramy Hanna said...

To clarify, this isn't Phillip Miller with Nvidia?

Dave Baldacchino said...

Hey Ramy, no I don't believe so...this Phillip is from New Zealand and codes for Revit's API.

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