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DevSwift Bad Review – DevSwift.com

I’m so enraged by a developer I have worked with recently to create stripaudio.com
I was contacted by http://devswift.com/ to create the script on the back-end for Youtube conversions to audio format.

During the process of creating the script I did find it sometimes difficult to work with them because I seemed to know more about PHP than they did and sometimes had to help out with debugging, but I put this down to experience rather than a major issue with their capabilities.

Anyway, the script was delivered, payment was sent and all was good…. until I received messages via our facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/StripAudio) stating that the developer (DevSwift) had sold them a copy of the script for my site!

DevSwift then sold my script to the buyer for $1,900.

Upon find this out I emailed DevSwift the following:

Email 1:

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Andrew Storey Date: Mon, May 7, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Subject: Urgent – StripAudio script
To: Dev Swift

Hi
It has been brought to my attention today that you are selling the script that you developed for me for stripaudio.com – I believe you sold it to one person for $2000!
I require a response within 24 hours on this, failure to do so will result in me taking this up through the relevant legal channels for perusal.
Andrew

DevSwift then came online through Windows Live Messenger:

Conversation 1:

07/05/2012 22:36:43 DevSwift: Hello
07/05/2012 22:36:49 DevSwift: Just received your email. What is this all about?
07/05/2012 22:36:56 DevSwift: We have not touched the code since we’ve last worked with you.
07/05/2012 22:38:19 Me: http://www.xxxxxxxxxxx.com/convert/
07/05/2012 22:38:59 Me: Its not the latest version of the service as I have modified it myself therefore I know it hasnt been obtained elsewhere.
07/05/2012 22:39:29 DevSwift: I have NOT sold the code to anyone. I have no idea what’s going on here, who said I was selling this?
07/05/2012 22:39:53 Me: I won’t be giving that information out at this point.
07/05/2012 22:41:11 DevSwift: I’m not sure how this code got leaked, but I assure you I am not responsible nor have I been selling/redistributing anything.
07/05/2012 22:41:30 Me: I suggest you have a word with who ever you work with because its out in the open somehow and as far as I know scripts (original versions) dont just turn up.
07/05/2012 22:42:13 DevSwift: Unfortunately I do share my hosting information with quite a few staff members. However this is not how we operate.
07/05/2012 22:42:45 Me: Well I’m waiting on further details from my contact but this isnt looking good.
07/05/2012 22:47:22 DevSwift: By the looks of it, they are not running the script on their main page. Again, not sure how they got a copy but at least they aren’t using it commercially…
07/05/2012 22:48:33 Me: The point of me is that the code is out in the open. I don’t care how its being used. It is my property and in effect anyone that has a copy is in possession of stolen goods.
07/05/2012 22:48:41 Me: for me*
07/05/2012 23:02:41 DevSwift: I would like to know your contact – would help with tracking what happened here on my end
07/05/2012 23:03:22 Me: My contact isn’t really involved. I’m waiting on him confirming the details of the person who sold it to him.
07/05/2012 23:03:41 DevSwift: Please keep me informed.
07/05/2012 23:03:53 Me: I will.

Since this conversation, I received emails from the “informant” showing DevSwift’s complicity in this therefore I emailed with the following:

Email 2:

From: Andrew Storey Date: Tue, May 8, 2012 at 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: Urgent – StripAudio script
To: Dev Swift

I now have everything I need.
See you in court, the papers will be filed by my legal team within the next few days. This is going to cost me a bomb but for me its the principle. Say goodbye to any positive online reputation too.
The best thing you can do right now is to admit liability, recover any files and refund anyone that has bought stolen goods from yourself!
You’ve got 24 hours before this is taken further…

He then came on Windows Live Messenger again:

Conversation 2:

08/05/2012 18:10:09 DevSwift: Hello
08/05/2012 18:58:57 Me: hi
08/05/2012 19:01:29 DevSwift: I don’t understand what you mean by recovering the leaked files… they are not running them publically, how am I supposed to “recover” anything?
08/05/2012 19:01:42 Me: thats your problem.
08/05/2012 19:02:54 DevSwift: Obviously you know more than me…
08/05/2012 19:03:27 Me: Clearly.
08/05/2012 19:09:10 DevSwift: I would really like to get this worked out.
08/05/2012 19:13:31 Me: Well I think the first step is to actually come clean and admit what you’ve done. At least I’d respect you a bit more for doing that.
08/05/2012 19:23:30 Me: Theres really no point in denying it, I have the emails showing specifically whats gone on.
08/05/2012 19:24:42 DevSwift: I don’t want to admit to a fault on our side until I’ve done a full investigation of the situation. What can we make this do to go away? I’d offer you services, but you probably don’t want them.
08/05/2012 19:25:44 Me: What investigation do you need to carry out… you know what you’ve done. Come clean, theres no point in dragging this out longer than we have to. I have instructed the person you sold it to to delete the files and file what ever action they require to get their funds back.
08/05/2012 19:26:03 Me: So I guess the first thing you can do is refund the guy you sent my script to.
08/05/2012 19:27:21 Me: Although I believe you’ve sold it to two people.
08/05/2012 19:27:56 DevSwift: That is an absolute lie.
08/05/2012 19:28:05 Me: Which bit?
08/05/2012 19:29:22 DevSwift: I acknowledge possibility of the script was leaked to 99youtubemp3, and if that’s the case more people have it, than it was further leaked by them.
08/05/2012 19:29:53 Me: I have an email from the 29th March telling someone the min requirements for the script… it was NOT leaked.
08/05/2012 19:35:33 Me: Oh and I have conversations. The evidence is stacked against you. If you want to keep your reputation I suggest you start talking and speaking the truth.
08/05/2012 19:38:37 Me: ive got to go, going to a meeting. i will not be forgetting about this and I expect some sort of email from you in the next few hours max

I then received no further contact from DevSwift after sending these emails:

From: Andrew Storey Date: Sat, May 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: Urgent – StripAudio script
To: Dev Swift

Alright then since you’re ignoring me I’ll commence with the public reviews and statements about your services and what you have done, complete with emails and chat logs.
You can kiss goodbye to your reputation and by not replying you’ve made it so much worse for yourself. Bad move.

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 4:23 PM, Andrew Storey wrote:

Are you just going to ignore me now? That wouldn’t be a wise choice!

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Andrew Storey wrote:

So what’s your decision?

This is the email the interested buyer receievd from DevSwift upon enquiring on the min server requirements for the script. Their reply to this indicates that they were complicate with the distribution of my copyrighted material that I alone had full and exclusive rights to!

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: DevSwift
Date: Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 4:47 AM
Subject: Youtube to MP3 requirements
To: xxxxx xxxxxxxx

Hello,

Main server requirements:
– PHP and MySQL
– Remote MySQL access enabled so slaves can update remotely

Slave server requirements:
– SSH access with access to PHP and Linux Screen
– Linux Screen
– FFmpeg
– FLVTool2
– Memcoder
– Multiple IPs (optional, but recommended)

Regards

I have suggested that the guy who purchased the script from DevSwift to raise a dispute through PayPal or submit a charge back through his bank.
I’m also lead to believe that DevSwift have also sold my script on to other people who will also be using it illegally.

If you are a developer looking for someone to create a script or a unique service DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT use DevSwift services. They’re only interested in making money out of your good ideas and there is no such thing as retaining rights to the scripts they produce.


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