As you probably noticed, the app is now barely functioning and some people like to say that I abandoned it.
There was a thread about this recently in AskVoat and I replied here:
I gave my reasons there and an update.
Basically, I'm working with my friend @puttitout now pretty much daily to get the app working again + having all the currently missing features which were not possible to add before.
If you want the tech details: The app wasn't using the API before because it wasn't available, but now thanks to @puttitout the API is out and working (albeit, not 100% functionality still). I'm now moving the app to use the API which means:
- Much more stable instead of how it was breaking every other month.
- Faster since there's less data to communicate with voat.co (API only communicates required data).
- More features such as messaging users (Inbox PM) and posting new submissions. These two main features have been requested at least 10 times before on this sub in different posts and I simply could not implement them.
I just want people to know that I'm, in fact, working every day on this despite having a day job because I want it to happen and I enjoy this. It will happen but saying "by this time" is hard because development doesn't work like labour work where you know exactly how much work left and how long it will take, but my goal is to release by this weekend.
If you appreciate the efforts me and @puttitout are putting into this, I would ask that you spread the word about the app and that it's going to come back to life again and better than before.
TL;DR The app will be back better than before unless I get hit by a truck.