Apple has started sending out emails to users who had registered for iWork.com beta. They are letting users know that iWork.com will be shut down permanently on July 31, 2011. This is being done because Apple has it's focus on iCloud, a service that was made live to public in October last year.
Dear iWork.com user,
Thanks for participating in the iWork.com public beta.
Last year, we launched iCloud, a service that stores your music, photos, documents, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. Today, there are already over 40 million documents stored on iCloud by millions of iWork customers. Learn more about iCloud.
With a new way to share iWork documents between your devices using iCloud, the iWork.com public beta service will no longer be available. As of July 31, 2012, you will no longer be able to access your documents on the iWork.com site or view them on the web.
We recommend that you sign in to iWork.com before July 31, 2012, and download all your documents to your computer. For detailed instructions on how to save a copy of your documents on your computer, read this support article at Apple.com.
Sincerely,Apple launched iWork.com back in January 2009. Since then this service has existed in beta. After over 3 years, the company has decided to pull the plug on it. This is the right thing to do, because iCloud already offers similar functionality, not to mention the fact that it is very easy to use. Those iCloud is obviously not at par with the extended functionality of iWork.
The iWork team