Shutting down Cocoon

It is with deep regret that we announce that we will stop providing our beloved service, Cocoon.

We started Ludei/Cocoon because we believed the future of app and game development would be based in HTML5. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen and native development is stronger than ever.

Along our journey we have laughed and cried with you, and learned valuable lessons. And it is now inevitable to wind down the service as we never managed to make it profitable.

It has been a long journey and we sincerely thank each one of you for your years of love and support for Cocoon.


In case you are interested in migrating your Cocoon project to Cordova we have created a Cocoon/Cordova migration guide to make this easier to everybody.

Shutdown schedule

  • 2.4.2019 : Notice of Cocoon service discontinuation. Billing stopped.
  • 2.11.2019: Unable to perform compilations.
  • 2.18.2019: Unable to log in to Cocoon.
  • 2.28.2019: Termination of the Service. Unable to access Cocoon. Customer service closed.

We will not retain copies of any of your data from that date on. Accordingly, you are encouraged to download and keep copies of your data if you wish to have access to it in the future.

Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to serve you.

Best regards,

The Cocoon Team.

43 Comments Shutting down Cocoon

  1. AvatarZlo13

    Sad news…
    I will miss you very much, you were the best, the speed was like that of the native on mobile platforms and if it were not for your speed I would have left html5 for a long time …

  2. AvatarAlexander

    No! No! Very much companies uses HTML5 + JS in their projects. For example, Lumosity, Sworkit and others.

    Cocoon the best solutions for pack HTML5 games to mobile apps with incredible performance. Others solutions (like Ionic) not focused on Canvas performance.

    Do you have any charts or usage statistics for your service? Write about this article?

  3. AvatarKazini

    Please allow us to contribute in order for Cocoon to stay up or make it open sourced! I just found out about Cocoon recently and without it i wouldn’t have gotten this far tinkering and being motivated to keep learning and creating projects, this will hurt.

  4. AvatarDario

    Is’nt there a competitor who wants to buy you? Perhaps Adobe … they could need a service like yours to pimp up their orphan Phonegap.

    My best wishes to you. And I hope your next project will be a cool success story.

    You’ve earned it !!!

  5. AvatarL. Enrique Mangas

    Una noticia muy triste. Equipo, habeis hecho un trabajo excelente y nos habeis hecho más fácil el desarrollo de apps y juegos a muchos creadores. Ojalá hubiese podido contribuir económicamente como os mereceis, pero no pudo ser y supongo que por ahí también vienen los motivos de vuestro cierre. Muchas gracias por haber creado Cocoon. Sort i salut!

  6. AvatarPJF

    Can you specifically sell your canvas + technology to Google or Cordova or make it open source so that another build software creator might take it up????

  7. AvatarJoscha

    Can we expect it to go further with Canvas+ , are there existing plans. Or is it realy dieing right now.

    please give us some reply

  8. AvatarOmar

    You people are not helping. I’d been having build problems and crashes with Phonegap, Visual Studio, etc with my apps, and I barely changed anything other than my JS file contents.

  9. AvatarMax Lynch

    Max from Ionic here…we’re sorry to hear about this news. We fundamentally disagree that the market for HTML5 for mobile apps hasn’t taken off! Gaming, perhaps that’s a different question though (we focus on data-driven apps which is a fast-growing market).

    How could we help Cocoon users transition over to our Cordova alternative Capacitor? We are open to adding in any features in Cocoon/Ludei that folks liked. Feel free to share any thoughts on our repo:

    Best of luck with whatever’s next!

  10. Avatarzeay

    Make this project opensource if you leaving then don’t leave us in confusion and I bet on you maybe you don’t get the result as expected but HTML5 and JS is future, Native will be Native always but JS community is growing every day and it will rise if you want to abundant this project no problem man but please make this project open source don’t leave us hanging like that

  11. Avatarrob

    NOOOO!!! So sad. 🙁 I would like to second the making of cocoon open source. I don’t mind doing some lifting to help….

  12. AvatarJuan David Nicholls Cardona

    “Canvas+ is not going to be opened to the public at the moment because of still ongoing contractual agreements” What a sad news, it would be awesome to turn it Open Source supporting the community that believes in you guys 🙂

  13. AvatarSheldon Levene

    Just getting wind of this … was about to login to update one of my apps and I notice you guys closed down. Is there any data I would need to download to update my app and go over to phonegap?


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