4 years ago, on May 16th 2000, we released our flagship product ASV (Action Script Viewer – the first ever SWF decompiler [also called Flash decompiler] and resource extractor). Flash 4 was the latest Flash version at the time…
ASV 1.0 was so simple an application that not only it was nothing that can be compared to ASV 4.06 we have today, I quickly dismissed the idea of posting a screenshot here
At Manitu Group we are all programmers. There are no graphics people or even marketing people. So how do we handle marketing at all?
Our solutions involve treating our customers as we, ourselves, would have liked to be treated. Privacy of our customers is important to us at least as much as our own privacy is important to us. Our software do not have installers (because they mess with the system inevitably), do not try to connect to internet and call back ‘home’, do not write to system registry… Because that’s the way we would like to have any software ourselves.
Any support request is top priority for us, and we receive many ‘thank you’ emails for our prompt support, because that’s the way we’d like our support requests be handled…
To this day, we never had ‘promotions’ or a ‘sale’. The reason is that we think it will not be fair to our customers who have purchased the software just a day before the sale. I, for one, wouldn’t like to find out that I paid more for anything and it feels worse that I paid earlier; it doesn’t feel right… We try to add features to our software instead. That way, a new customer gets more for his money and current customers get the new features for free along with fixes.
But today, celebrating the 4th year of ASV, I will be offering a 25% discount for ASV to the readers of my blog, which is good for 7 days. This offer is available only through this link.
I’d like to thank to all the Macromedians and Flash community for their support and acceptance of the tool which was seen as a hacker tool by some for some time.
Happy release day, ASV!