Cabel Sasser on the Panic blog:
Transmit iOS made about $35k in revenue in the last year, representing a minuscule fraction of our overall 2017 app revenue. That’s not enough to cover even a half-time developer working on the app. And the app needs full-time work — we’d love to be adding all of the new protocols we added in Transmit 5, as well as some dream features, but the low revenue would render that effort a guaranteed money-loser. Also, paid upgrades are still a matter of great debate and discomfort in the iOS universe, so the normally logical idea of a paid “Transmit 2 for iOS” would be unlikely to help. Finally, the new Files app in iOS 10 overlaps a lot of file-management functionality Transmit provides, and feels like a more natural place for that functionality. It all leads to one hecka murky situation.
Shucks. Very likely a smart — and necessary — business decision, but shucks.
The iPad is becoming more of a work platform in my life each day and Transmit was going to be the cornerstone of a big push to get onto iOS the majority of the time.
The app will still be usable, just no longer developed. Let’s hope someone comes along with a suitable replacement in the meantime.