The best way to answer this question is to share a little of the history behind how we got here.
Code Genesys and Cognitive Edge joined forces in early 2018 because our respective visions and capabilities meshed together quite nicely. The companies began their journey by focusing initial software development efforts on a new product to be called “MassSense.” MassSense was essentially intended to make pre-structured sensemaking programs available for quick implementation. It was not anticipated to expose custom design or analysis capabilities to users.
Cognitive Edge personnel participated in articulating specific capabilities it believed were relevant to the potential marketplace for the MassSense product. Cognitive Edge exposed source code from its SenseMaker(TM) application so the Code Genesys development team could assess whether any components of that existing product could be used to accelerate development. Unfortunately, no elements proved viable to re-use, and work on the prototype proceeded from the ground up.
In parallel with the Code Genesys development team building the capabilities prioritized for MassSense, members interacted with multiple practitioners in the anthro-complexity community. These individuals lent significant experience, insight, and direction to identifying what real practitioners valued as sensemaking capabilities. These sessions were directly relevant to developing an architecture that supported our broader vision — a vision we shared with Cognitive Edge. Ironically, while Cognitive Edge was helpful in facilitating interactions with other experts, Code Genesys was not having much success in garnering direct contributions from their primary partner.
After several months of effectively operating as a combined company, and to the disappointment of Code Genesys, Cognitive Edge withdrew from their commitment to merge the two organizations. This decision gave rise to a host of issues which both parties are making efforts to resolve.
Code Genesys and all of Spryng.io wish Cognitive Edge well in their future direction. We appreciate their contributions to complexity science and sensemaking, but we are also mindful of distinguishing between know-how that is proprietary and know-how that is well within the public domain.
Spryng.io is not MassSense. Spryng.io is not Cognitive Edge’s SenseMaker(TM) application. Spryng.io is like SenseMaker(TM) in that it supports the design, collection and analysis elements of sensemaking processes, just like Apple’s Pages and Microsoft’s Word both support document design and creation.
At the end of the day, Spryng.io was architected and developed solely by the Code Genesys development team, with benefit of significant input from many members of the broader anthro-complexity community. And its continuing enhancements will be produced in this same, collaborative fashion.