Critics are the harshest at times. Ashes has made over $1300 in 6 days, so I could easily blow it off, but I want to respond. Know that I don’t do so to get your love, but to hopefully offer some explanation.
I used the first version of Ashes and thought it had promise. I considered it abandoned after it went months, then years without updates. Imagine my surprise when I discovered a new, universal version for sale last week. I’ve installed it and tried it out - it’s good. There is one big feature in 1.1 (the ability to view unread items on a per-feed basis) that I am waiting for before really digging in full time, but I like what I’m seeing. I appreciated this note from the developer letting us know exactly what happened and where they went.