Screenr is shutting down

In an email from Screenr, a web-based app for recording your screen:

As you might already know, Screenr’s recording capability is based on Java RE (Runtime Environment), which is rapidly becoming antiquated. For example, Google Chrome doesn’t support Java RE anymore. So Screenr can’t run there. And on other browsers, Java support is also limited, causing constant problems for users.

Because we at Screenr pride ourselves on providing a superior customer experience, these issues are simply unacceptable. And there’s no way around them.

Before Droplr implemented screen recording in their app, I used Screenr. It was useful and their free tier allowed some quick and dirty screen recording with minimal friction.

Admitting defeat is hard. But completely ignoring the competitive field for apps like this is the real reason why Screenr is shutting down. I guess blaming Java platform and quitting is easier than adapting your software to use better, newer technology.

October 28, 2015