4 years of ASV

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!

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10 Responses to 4 years of ASV

  1. Congrats Buraks and the Manitu Group.
    I do remember version 1.0, Tom Leitch ( From Flashwave ) emailed me an attachment of the output from a SWF from Andries Odendaal and i think the subject line said “Be afraid…”
    4 years further, and i wish more companies would provide the fast and excellent support you guys have been able to give.
    To another 4 years! :)

  2. Tom Alberts says:

    Well I guess I am one of them. I bought ASV last week without knowing that if I waited just a bit longer that I could get a 20% discount. But guess what, I got more than my 20% worth in the last 7 days.
    Congratulations and no regrets.
    You are better than the rest and I FULLY support no installer.

  3. klaut says:

    Congratulations, Burak!
    ASV is one amazing product and the fact that comes with no installers just adds to its value :)

  4. JesterXL says:

    Thanks for the edge! To another 4 billion years…!

  5. Fernando says:

    Congrats man! I will try ASV soon, i have heard GREAT things of it!
    Keep it going!

  6. Rafael Faria says:

    Hey man,
    How are you?! I don’t know how i came to your blog, but i’m happy to be here! Btw, it’s very nice blog :P
    I don’t know if you remember me, but maybe you will remember my website FlashWorld (www.flashworld.com.br).
    Well.. i’m here just to say “hello”.
    Nice job!

  7. Guy Watson says:

    Superb stuff. Keep up the good work.
    ‘Happy Release Day’ :)

  8. Thank you all for the nice comments. And special thanks to Guy who blogged about it.
    I feel uneasy about this promotion, because though many friends tell me that posts about ASV is expected here, I feel like doing shameless self promotion when I talk about ASV here without providing any real information, so I thought this might be a good idea, kind of a reward for visiting my blog (and you don’t have ASV)…
    Anyway, thank you all again.
    Best regards,

  9. Congratulations Burak & Co.
    Better late than never :)
    ASV is a great tool, and although I’ve been against decompilers in the past, I have to say that ASV has saved me from going crazy a couple of times.

  10. argonauta says:

    great ASV. Yours is a very very nice product. Congrats! :)