Slide 3 from our Series A deck

We’re not shy about our bullishness on the Microsoft Store. We’ve staked our livelihoods on it, after all.

We believe that Windows 10 users like the Store, that developers are starting to pay attention to it, and that the Store will be the conduit for an ever-increasing share of Windows software sales.

Now, we’ve had an opportunity to put our money where our mouth is.

We’re happy to announce our acquisition of Ideament in the Microsoft Store. Ideament will join our growing catalog of successful Store apps that we developed in-house.

We first noticed Ideament when we were trying to find a solid mind-mapping app for our own use.

Right away, we could tell that its developer embraced what the platform has to offer — it’s a UWP app, it abides by the Store’s design and usability guidelines, and it’s touch- and mobile-friendly.

Since the dev has a very successful version of the app on iOS, we approached them to see if they’d be interested in spinning out the Windows version to us. When we got the chance to dig in, we saw that it was very well-made, and earning solid revenue from paid app sales.

With Ideament under the User Camp tent, we’re going to give it what it needs to be the Store’s most popular mind map, flow chart, and diagram app. It’s going to get the same treatment we give all of our other apps, like dedicated tech support staff, in-house publishing services, and customer-driven feature additions. We’ll be adding tons of value to the app for its existing users over the coming year.

We’re not done yet.

We want to buy more Store apps — many more.

What we want: any well-made app that’s making money. Ad-monetized, IAP-monetized, or paid apps are all fine.

What we offer: fair dealing, fast responses, and a simple acquisition process.

If you’re a developer who wants to sell your Microsoft Store app to a dedicated team that will give it the attention and exposure that it’s due, get in touch with us today: We promise that it’s going to a good home.

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