Mac software publisher
Casady & Greene Inc.
has announced that it will cease the publication of their MP3 software application SoundJam MP, “at the request of the developers.” The software is scheduled to be axed on June 1.
“We believe that SoundJam MP will continue to give our customers long and useful service, and, in keeping with our philosophy of putting our customers first, Casady & Greene will continue to offer tech support to SoundJam MP owners,” said Casady & Greene.
“The SoundJam development team is now working for Apple on their popular iTunes jukebox software, and will continue to work on exciting and innovative products for Mac users,” continued the statement.
iTunes was first introduced to Mac users at Macworld Expo in San Francisco this past January. iTunes enables users to listen to MP3 files downloaded from the Internet and listen to streaming MP3 audio, rip audio CDs to MP3 format, and burn MP3s to CD-R on a variety of supported devices.
Apple’s software provides many similar functions as SoundJam MP and other similar digital audio application. SoundJam MP and other audio applications still have ardent users, but it’s hard to argue that iTunes has seriously impacted the industry — the software has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times from Apple’s Web site. And unlike SoundJam MP, Apple gives the software away for free.
“Casady & Greene Inc. continues as publishers of Mac Care Unit, Conflict Catcher, Spell Catcher, Chaos Master, InfoGenie 2 and Grammarian in addition to our games. We feel that those of you who are able to purchase SoundJam MP Plus before its necessary cessation are indeed fortunate,” concluded the company.