Beta Labs Archive created (and Device Status moved there)Fri, 2008-03-07 15:02
As you might have noticed, we have set up a new section called Nokia Beta Labs Archive:
This is the archive of past Nokia Beta Labs initiatives that are not under active beta testing anymore. While some of the items have been removed, some are left available "as is". You are free to use them as you see fit, but don't expect bug fixes or new releases under this website.
As the first archived items, you can find Ad-powered Download Client (removed) and Device Status (left available "as is").
In most cases, we are not allowed to comment the exact reasoning behind the archival. Anyway, the rule of thumb is that when the beta pilot has served its purpose, and the development team doesn't really need the Beta Labs feedback anymore, we move the project from the active beta list to the archive. We don't want to abuse your precious time by having inactive beta projects and dead feedback channels out there (some companies do that).
My guess is that about 50% of all Beta Labs applications will eventually graduate (= get productized), and 50% will be archived.
Any guesses about which app goes which route?