Joining the slate of recent mergers and acquisitions in the WordPress world, Brad Touesnard announced today that he has sold WP App Store to Iain Poulson. Brad is responsible for the excellent WP Migrate DB Pro plugin, and as a result no longer had the energy to pour into WP App Store as well:
I simply lost my passion for the project and it became a chore I didn’t have time for. I decided it needed someone new that was excited about the opportunity to push it forward.
Be sure to read Iain's take on the purchase as well. It sounds like he'll continue with Brad's pivot to market WP App Store as a mailing list focused on discounts & deals for WordPress users. I think it will be interesting to see if Iain eventually does more with it, though.