We regret to inform you that we can no longer support the consumer facing portion of Ayvri and will be shutting down in the coming months.
Ayvri was originally created as Doarama in 2013 by Chris Cooper, with the support of NICTA, Australia’s ICT Research Centre, and was supported by the Australian government through early development until 2017 when it was spun out as an independent company and rebranded as Ayvri.
The site never would have existed without the work and vision of Chris Cooper, and the monetary support of the Australian government. I thought we had the opportunity to create a viable business from this incredible technology, and with a great team. I’m sorry to say I was wrong. We were never able to find a business model which justified the amount of investment.
Though we were able to maintain the public facing consumer operations of Ayvri over the years, the majority of our revenue came from our business partners.
Over the last few years we’ve entered into acquisition talks multiple times, and the messaging was clear each time, though acquiring parties appreciated the technology we had built, they have put no value on the community of users.
Unfortunately, as the community continues to grow, and the cost of supporting the site continues to increase, we are seeing a drop in revenue from business partners, meaning we can no longer support costs involved in providing this service to the community.
Ayvri has never provided the ability to download data or scenes. 3D scenes cannot be downloaded to be viewed without map data, and we do not have licensing rights to download data to be used offline. We also do not have rights to mass export of 3D scenes to video.
We know this may come as a surprise, and we’re sorry we can no longer support the enjoyment of your activities.
Many amazing people have put a lot of effort into making Ayvri the best 3D visualization tool on the web. I hope you’ll join me in thanking them for their efforts.