Nearly exactly 4 years ago we reported that famed UWP developer Rudy Huyn was joining Dropbox. At the time he had been making a number of unofficial UWP apps for services such as Instagram and Dropbox, and after joining the company helped release the official Dropbox UWP app.
In June we, however, heard that Dropbox was deprecating their UWP app for the desktop, moving to an alternate win32 app and renaming the UWP app to Dropbox for Windows in S Mode. Now, not long after, we are hearing that Rudy is leaving the company, and it is hard not to believe these events are connected.
After 5+ years, it is time for me to start a new adventure, I am very proud of what we have done and I look forward to seeing the future release of the projects I've worked on. See you soon in another castle where I'll focus a little more on UWP/WinUI/.Net 5! pic.twitter.com/QVF3zxlWlV
— Rudy Huyn (@RudyHuyn) August 30, 2019
Interestingly Rudy said in his tweet that he still expects to work on UWP apps, a market which even Microsoft is no longer supporting with any vigour.
Rudy is, of course, a hero to Windows Phone for making it a semi-viable ecosystem at a time when it had little to any support by 3rd party developers, and we wish him the best in any of his future endeavours.