February 24, 2018
On Thursday, I read a Tweet indicating that Flux.io was ceasing operations.
Flux, a graduate of Google X, the semi-secret research-and-development facility, is an online service for connecting building data, and they've built many innovative apps, including interoperability apps for Revit, 3ds Max, AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp, Dynamo, Grasshopper, Excel, and Google Sheets. They also offer a free SDK so people can develop their own apps around Flux's cloud service.
|Flux's suite of apps|
Initially, I thought the tweet a mistake. Surely a progressive, inexpensive, useful service such as Flux wouldn't simply blink out. I also couldn't find an announcement on Flux's Twitter account or on their website. But, later, there were tweets from others in the community affirming the news.
Yesterday I read a tweet indicating that Flux wasn't ceasing operations after all, but would be shuttering their current platform and apps on March 31.
Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of talking with Jamie Roche, CEO of Flux Data Inc. Jamie was gracious enough to clarify that Flux indeed is not folding, that they're still in the fight but are narrowing their focus, and that they will be shuttering their current offerings on March 31.