Panic announced the retirement of its music player, Audion, a product that, at one time, went head-to-head with Casady & Greene’s SoundJam (a product later acquired by Apple and used as the basis for iTunes). Along with the announcement that Audion would now be free, but no longer developed or supported, Panic co-founder Cabel Sasser offers The True Story of Audion, a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse at Audion’s history — complete with aborted opportunities to join forces with AOL and Apple.
If you’ve ever wondered how software and its developers make it to the big time, this is a must-read. While you’re there, take a look at Panic’s other “shockingly good software.”
This story, "The True Story of Audion" was originally published by PCWorld.