Yesterday Adobe announced the end of Adobe Air for Linux platforms.  The ability to collect and track the application led to the decision by Adobe to drop it.  Simply – they knew from downloads, updates and the internet connectivity of the application how popular the version was as a percentage of all platforms.  They also decided to use those resources to drive development in a different direction.  This kind of data, extended even into the application itself, can drive decisions based on empirical evidence and not emotion.  Deprecating features in order to devote resources in areas that delight, excite and motivate your customers is a critical aspect of a highly successful and competitive software business. #sentinelcloud