MacPaw, SetApp developer, states its services will keep working amidst Russian Invasion to Ukraine


February 24th, 2022, will certainly be a date that will be in the world’s story. It’s the day when a European country has completely forgotten the horror of World War II to lift against another European country. Russia has started an invasion of Ukraine through the air, sea, and terrestrial ways. The life of Ukrainian civilians has quickly become complicated in light of this invasion. The services may soon be compromised, but a Ukrainian developer states that its SetApp will keep working despite the Russian invasion.

The Ukrainian developer MacPaw is assuring its customers that the company’s products will be undisrupted despite the Ukraine invasion by Russia.  The company has an emergency plan to ensure the safety of team members and ensure the continued operation of SetApp and other services. MacPaw states that the company has “been preparing for these circumstances” from an operational standpoint for some time. The infrastructure for the company and all customer data is hosted on Amazon Web Stores. Moreover, the company states that all of the servers that it pays for are outside of Ukraine. In the same way, the company’s payment service Paddle operates from the United Kingdom. Therefore, Russia’s attack on Ukraine may not bring a direct impact on the services. You can check the company’s statement below:

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“We at MacPaw have been preparing for these circumstances and were already mainly working remotely to ensure no disruptions in the support and development of our products. We’ve been enjoying working for you all these years and appreciate all the trust you’ve put into our company. We won’t disappoint your expectations. Although our office is located in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, we securely host all of our infrastructure and user data on Amazon Web Services. The cloud service server’s physical location is outside the country. So in our day-to-day operations, nothing is going to change for you. MacPaw products will continue to work flawlessly and receive timely updates. Our support team will keep responding to all your messages. We want to say thank you for all the incredible messages of support you’ve sent our way. Our team at MacPaw is staying calm, focused, and optimistic for a peaceful future of independent Ukraine.”

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To those unaware, MacPaw is the developer of CleanMyMac X, ClearVPN, Gemini II, and others. It is also the primary maintainer of the Setapp Mac and iOS app subscription service. The company’s Apple museum is physically hosted in Kyiv.

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The company also asks its users to consider donating to Come Back Alive. They can also consider other charities helping Ukraine and its Armed Forces.

The conflict is just on the first day, and apparently, it will affect the world in all segments including Technology, as well as the critical chipset shortage.

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