Yesterday I came back home from WWDC: it was amazing. Anyway, my journey in SF it’s not what this post is about.
The main scope indeed is to clear things up about some of my apps: in other words, announcing that some of them are now discontinued and will no longer be updated.
iOS 5.0 has been live for almost a year now and it’s really time you update your software or your device: I no longer have the ability to test updates nor spend time researching on iOS 4.x.
This feature has been implemented by Apple in iOS 5.0, even though with less customizations. There is no point in supporting it anymore.
Some of its features have been implemented by Apple, and the amount of adopters is very low: not many people were using it anyway and there is no point in keeping working on it, also because it would need a major update for the latest iOS versions.
This is not something new, but I’ve been asked not to develop them anymore: moreover, Tapbots made some structural changes inside of the app which tend to make these tweaks much more unstable.
This is probably the one I’m most sad to abandon. It’s been almost a year since the first version was published, and I couldn’t have imagined that things would have changed so much over this period. What was at the time a “complete solution” for SMS on iOS is now something incomplete and not up to date with Apple and other competitors: the subsystem that manages messages on iOS has also changed very heavily and a lot of work is needed to bring iMessage support in the right way.
Moreover, Intelliscreen worked on their own solution, which (even though it’s a little bit pricey) offers many more options and supports iMessage: I don’t have the man power to work on this and at the same time update my other apps.
I’m still unsure about what to do with them speaking about the visibility in Cydia and I will have to speak with the repo manager and Saurik first.
With that being said, I would like to say that I won’t publicly release any iOS6-targeted update to any of my other apps at least until the GM (and a public, stable jailbreak for it) is live.