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I’m asking this question because I happen to have five classifieds websites currently running their software. They’ve been very quiet on their user forum and others have speculated that their doors are closing soon, if they haven’t closed already. I submitted a free support ticket a few weeks ago and received a message back indicating that there would be a software update soon, after an almost year break. Another user mentioned that they received a similar message.
Well, last night, I noticed that Geo’s website wasn’t operational anymore. As of this moment, it’s still not up and running. The software has security measures that won’t let you install it on another server without updating your server IP address on Geo’s server, but now there’s no way to do that. Obviously, many people will be very upset at this.
I’m writing this post in the hopes that others who are using Geodesic Solution’s classifieds software might chime in. As of right now, I don’t know if there’s anyplace to turn. Do software companies like this really just go out of business without telling anyone?
Response: Hi, I also run a couple of websites based on the Geo platform, The Geodesicsolutions website has been unreachable since Fri Oct 19.
There have been many rumours that Geodesic Solutions might be closing shop, after losing their last and only remaining developer a few months ago.
I am hoping its just a glitch on the website, But am also realizing that it could be the end.
Hopefully us users of The Geo Platform can find a way to stay connected.
Response: Hi Lui,
Thank you for responding. I am still in shock that something like this would happen. No notice? That’s pretty bad. If you don’t mind me asking, where are you located? I’m in Maine in the US.
Staying connected is the reason I wrote this post. The moment the Geo forum went down, I realized that the others have no place to discuss this issue and the future. If you know of anyone else who runs Geodesic software, please let them know about this thread so we can all share ideas. Thanks.
Response: Hi Jay, I am in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, just a little North West from you,
And I will pass the thread on to other Geo members.
Response: Hi Jay, It looks like it was an issue with the website,
The Geodesic Solutions website is working properly as of this afternoon Sun Oct 21.
I am still interested in keeping this thread alive, In the event that there are issues in the future.
Response: Hi Lui,
That’s great to hear. Thank you for letting me know. I’ll keep this thread alive forever, just in case. I think we better start preparing though. Thanks again.
Response: Hi Jay,
I have been doing some due diligence on Geodesic for the last ten days or so as a potential new customer/ user of their software. I have tried contacting them constantly during this time to answer questions regarding their auction platform. I have tried via email, phonecalls, live chat and messenger and none of these have been responded to. Not a good look for them!!
Response: Hi Justen,
Thank you for the update. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I can tell you that their software is the best out there. Hopefully this is a bump in the road. Keep us updated with your progress here.
Response: Will do Jay, hope so too as its the only one Ive found so far that possibly looks like could meet my needs. Not in a position to pay for their software though if they’re on the way out!!
Response: Hello everyone, I’ve been trying to contact Geodesic for over a week to arrange a server migration of the software to new servers and I haven’t heard anything back and now I can’t login to their website. Anyone heard anything new? I have to admit to some minor panic if there’s no support and/or the company has gone under. I appreciate any information that can be shared!
Response: I’m having the same problem. Its not looking good 🙁
Response: Hi I’m also trying to get in touch with geodesic solutions for over a month now I can’t access my account to get the GeoCore 18.02 update I was wondering if anybody here has that update and could email it to me I’d be very grateful if you could help me. 👍
Response: Hi Jay, in the worst case scenario, how their business shut down affect your business which have 5 sites running with their software…is it possible to buy it outright ?
Jin from Australia
Response: Hi Jin, I’m not sure since I haven’t been in contact with them, although, that would be a very nice option. What I’d like to see happen is for Geo to hire an excellent PHP/MySQL developer to get the show back on the road. That would be the best outcome as the software is so mature and fully featured.
Response: I suppose community is losing confidence on their business , not so much the product …it will be a lose lose if they do go down, especially for people like you whose business has grown and relie substantially on their software, the consequence can be catastrophic i, not quite sure what is the cause but frustrated with their communication style seems run by tech but not business savvy people ….
Response: Agreed. From what I’ve seen so far, there is a ton of interest for great classified website software. I’m not sure how anything like this can go under. Since I started this post, it seems like people have been coming out of the woodwork in an effort to find out what’s going on. Everyone wants the software to be updated and everyone is willing to pay for it. I think all they need to do is update their business model to make more money. I’d gladly pay a yearly subscription fee to keep the business afloat and I think everyone else would as well.
Response: Have you looked at any other alternative solutions ? are there any other ones as good as Geo but offer reliable services?
Response: I have not, but if anyone knows of top-of-the-line alternative classifieds software scripts, I’d certainly be interested. Please list them in this thread if you know of them.
Response: Good Day Guys, Pete here from Australia, i also run a website using this software, myself & my tech Guys have been frantically trying to contact Geo re updates & issues with SSL Cert while in ” browsing Mode ” these Guys have some of the best online classified advertising software on this Planet, it is a shame that they will not keep up contact with their existing users ” At-least ” !? Best Regards Peter Hebberman – From The Land Down Under
Response: I found this, information was last updated – 18 / 2 / 2019 – i tried the phone number but it said it was not in service.
Information Technology Project Manager at Geodesic Solutions LLC
1701 W Northwest Hwy. Ste. 100, Grapevine, Texas, United States
Geodesic Solutions LLC
Access James’s Contact Information
Response: This link gives you names of companies familiar with the Geodesic software.
Response: Any update on this issue!
Response: I read through a bunch of posts on Geo’s forum the other day and learned that Jonyo, the previous lead developer, has returned and is helping the company with some server issues they had been having. It appears that the company is alive and working on things in the background. I had originally thought the they packed it up and disappeared, but from what Jonyo said, software developers who disappear don’t hire people (such as himself) to fix their servers. Hope is not lost. If you have the patience, wait it out and if you don’t, I guess try an alternative. I also read that there is an update coming, but I wouldn’t hold me breath for that. I honestly do believe there is some action in the background. Anyone else have any info?
Response: thank you for the reply. Hopefully, we see good news soon. Am worried. They even don’t have all the code unencrypted which make it harder to keep developing the site.
Response: Yes, that would be the best. Unencrypt the code and allow people to hire developers to take over. I do have a feeling they’re coming back though. You might want to go into the Geo forums and track down Jonyo. He’s using another username though. Currently, he’s going back and forth with a few others about what he’s working on in regards to Geo’s servers. I’ve had him do some custom development work for me in the past and he’s awesome to interact with. Very helpful. If you express your concerns to him, I’m wondering what his reply would be. He knows the software very well. He may be able to help.
Response: Hi Guys any news about the Geodesic Solutions?
Response: Hi Everybody , any news about geo core , geodesic solutions , are they still in business or out ?
Response: I just read on the forum that someone received a reply via email from sales over at Geo. So, there is life there, but who knows what that means. I think this person wrote in the post that they wanted to upgrade and paid through their website. Apparently, it went through, so whatever problems they were having with that seem to be cured. I don’t think they have a new developer yet, but I may be wrong.
Response: I think osclass – osclass.org is a good alternative , I am investigating , but I need a developer to migrate without any redirect errors , here comes the challenge
Response: That actually does look like a good alternative. Does it live up to the hype? Did they really have 25,000 downloads last month? That’s pretty huge and that means there is an enormous market for online classifieds software. I like the open source essentially free idea. WordPress did that and that seems to have grown just a tad bit.
Response: We’ve been running Geo software on our site for about 15 years now and we’re also concerned about the lack of response from Geo. I’ve been told by our 3rd party Geo developer that the 18.02 package will be stable for quite some time. He also told me the software IS open source – not sure if it always has been or not.
I just put through a purchase for renewing access to downloads for an old site we’re working on updating. The transaction went through fine and I was told Geo is not needed for software updates.
I’m in the same boat with you guys and wanted to create an account and follow this thread in case there are any updates.
If you need a 3rd party developer, we’ve been working with Kris at BluFyre Media for many, many years now and they’ve always been great. Tell them Abby sent you! https://www.blufyremedia.com/solutions/geodesic-solutions-software
Response: I purchased the upgrade through their website a few days ago but had to do something else and couldn’t upgrade. I logged into the Admin today and tried to get the Manual for the upgrade process. However, their site is no longer working “at all.” I did a whois and their registry expires 7/25/2020. Are they completely out of business? Any recommendations?
Response: I’m getting a 404 as well. Not good.
I still recommend BluFyre out of Canada, 3rd party devs for Geo. Been with them for years and they have told me they will support it for the forseeable future – https://www.blufyremedia.com/solutions/geodesic-solutions-software
Response: Thank you for the recommendation. What is funny is that I believe it may be selective. Very odd that the page says “Sorry, registration has been disabled by the administrator.” There’s no 404 at their user forum https://geodesicsolutions.com/geo_user_forum/register.php? I wonder if after they read this thread it will go to 404. The least and descent thing that they should have done was give options to their clients. Especially those whom were with them for years. It’s aggravating and not right……
Response: I have started buiding some months ago a website with GeocoreMAX software but some important page settings cannot be completed because I dont have anymore any information about how those settings should be done. So I cannot build my website! Geodesics Wiki page is not reachable. The official website and their forum are offline aswell !!! I was just wasting my time, energy and money with all this crap.. Thats all! What should I do now???
Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Response: Geodesic Solutions is back again.