Gist would shut down on September 15

Gist would shut down on September 15

Gist has announced that they are going to shut down their web app next month.

The company was acquired by Research in Motion last year and the developers are now working on enhancing the technologies powering the Blackberry platform.

Gist said in a mail to their users:

In February of 2011, we become part of Research In Motion (RIM) to bring the Gist vision to millions of BlackBerry customers. Since our acquisition we built the BlackBerry Playbook Contacts app and more recently, our team has been tasked with creating the native address book/contact manager for the next generation platform, BlackBerry 10. In addition to our core focus on the Contacts app, we have been given expanded responsibility for everything social at RIM including BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook and Twitter apps and instant messaging as well as much of the identity platform, location services and user analytics features. With all this responsibility, we feel even more empowered to deliver a truly unique and amazing experience for aggregating, enhancing and connecting you deeply with your key contacts. All of this feels pretty exciting, but you may have noticed limited innovation on the core Gist product offering over the last year. In an effort to make the most of our new focus, we have, with heavy hearts, decided to shut down the stand-alone Gist service.

They have already stopped accepting new accounts on Users are being advised to export their data so that they can migrate to another service. Gist is recommending multiple services that offer similar capabilities: FullContact, Yesware, Nimble, SalesLoft, Newsle, Mingly and Xobni.