Caldera has been acquired by Saturday Drive, the makers of Ninja Forms. Acquiring competitors can make sense in a consolidating market, but the Saturday Drive folks don’t have plans to blend the two products. Instead, they see Caldera as a developer-focused product and Ninja Forms as a more user-focused product.
I am a bit surprised by that, and I wonder if those plans will change over time. Building separate developer- and user-centric products might be a great challenge to take on, but to my mind both markets need to be served side-by-side, in one product.
Josh Pollock is joining Saturday Drive as the VP of Engineer Experience — a role I’m sure he will be great at. A few other folks who worked on Caldera Forms will be joining the new team as well. Congrats to everyone involved.