iPhunny and Giglish have shut-down permanently on June 30th, 2011.
It was a fun ride while it lasted. Thanks for all your support over the years.
The iPhunny & Giglish Team
Despite our best efforts, we have not been able to find any other company to take over our publishing operations. Apparently other companies also dislike business models where publishing costs exceed subscription and advertising revenue
We are thankful for and appreciate the offers from readers to help, but do not believe there is a viable alternative to keep iPhunny and Giglish running, even in a modified reduced-cost mode.
iPhunny and Giglish will stop publishing new jokes effective Monday, June 20th. We will be running repeat jokes from previous years till June 30th, at which point all publishing operations will cease, and iPhunny and Giglish will ride away into the sunset.
It was a fun ride while it lasted. Thankyou for all your support over the years.
The iPhunny and Giglish Team
iPhunny and Giglish are going to shut-down permanently on June 30th, 2011 as the revenue from iPhunny subscriptions and Giglish advertising is not growing quickly enough to cover operational costs.
We had hoped to continue to provide daily late night jokes across platforms for a long time. Unfortunately, the demand for humor of this kind is just not high enough to generate sufficient subscription revenue in the paid app model or generate sufficient advertising revenue in the free model.
iPhunny and Giglish will continue to publish during April, May and June to fulfill 90-day iPhunny subscription commitments processed in March.
We have already stopped selling new apps and subscriptions and renewals for iPhunny. If your iPhunny subscription has expired and you would like to continue receiving daily updates till June 30th, please send a blank email to freecode at iphunny dot com and we will email you a free subscription code.
If you work for a media company and your company would like to take over the operations of iPhunny and Giglish, please contact us at legal at giglish dot com.
If you are a venture capitalist or philanthropist and would like to fund the operations of iPhunny and Giglish, please contact us at investor at giglish dot com.
We appreciate your support over the last three years and hope we managed to make you smile some of the time.
The iPhunny and Giglish Team
Update April 6th:
We are thankful for and appreciate the offers in the comments below and by email from readers to donate money and time (coding, editing etc.) to keep Giglish and iPhunny from shutting down.
If we are unable to find any other company to take over the publishing operations, we will explore the possibility of running Giglish/iPhunny as a reader-supported service, possibly in a modified reduced-cost mode. If you would like to help organize the reader-support initiative, please contact us at savegiglish at giglish dot com.