The future direction of Yoctoville
I've been writing apps for iOS since 2009 and it has been quite an adventure! Over the years I have released Errands, Alarmed, City Papers and Yocto Clock. While I write apps for a living, it is hearing they are truly useful that is the best reward, and I have received so much positive feedback. It truly means the world to me!
Unfortunately, some personal issues got in the way of my work and I am way behind on app updates. With the release of iOS 10, I was forced to make some hard decisions.
What this means is the following:
- Alarmed is actively being developed.
- Errands is currently in "suspended" mode. What I mean by this is that I have not completely given up on it, but am not actively developing it. The current version works well on iOS 10 with one major exception: the calendar display is VERY hard to read (but is readable if you look at it closely).
I do hope to get an update out before iOS 11, or if that is not practical, hopefully a way to export the data to other apps. At this time I can not promise anything and won't know for sure what direction this will take until much closer to the release of iOS 11 this fall.
- City Papers and Yocto Alarm Clock are not being developed further at this time.
- FYI, Apple has indicated that it will not allow 32-bit apps to run on iOS 11, to be released in the fall of 2017. Alarmed is already 64-bit and is not subject to this restriction, however Errands, City Papers and Yocto Clock are 32-bit apps.