Github, you should have told me earlier...
Author: 咳嗽di小鱼 Date: December 22, 2012 Category: Jotting
Back to the time it works
In my last release of doGRT, I was proudly announcing the AUTO UPDATE feature. The feature which would let my user updates the schedule data without update the entire app from the App Store. I spent quite a bit of time to implement this feature, and put the schedule data on a place that I thought will never let me down - Github.
Seriously, it was working like a charm. At least during the time I was testing it. Unfortunately, the feature died before anyone can actually try it out.
Right before the schedule season change, Github put out a blog post saying "Goodbye, Uploads". At the main while, they replaced the Downloads Section with Tags and completely disabled the upload.
So what does that mean?
Even tho Github will keep the downloads page for 90 days, I cannot upload any new file to it. Cannot upload means I cannot tell my app "A newer version of schedule is available, go download it!!!!"
How sad is that`T_T
Github, can't you tell me this a bit earlier? or allow upload for extra 90 days? sigh
What I'm going to do?
First, I wanna say sorry to doGRT users. If it is not the case, you guys would have the hot and fresh holiday schedule in your hand now. This situation should have been avoided if I have left enough flexibility in my implementation.
Of course, I'm going to fix it! Going to release a quick fix version with Winter schedule first.
The more feature I'm working on:
- Day picker: Look up schedules for a specific day, so you can plan ahead.
- Bus reminder: Remind you to catch/get off at a curtain bus stop
- GRT Twitter message intergration
Feel free to @gregwym on twitter about your suggestions. Or you can email me through the feedback button in the app.
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