There’s been a distinct lack of development for Wimoweh and AudioSwitcher over the past couple of months for two main reasons.
Firstly, I’m working on a new knowledge management tool which is taking up a considerable amount of time but will be available for testing in early August. If you’re interested or just curious and would like to be part of a closed beta group then PM me: @serialangels.
Secondly I’ve decided to rewrite both Wimoweh and AudioSwitcher:
i) To take advantage of Swift, Apples excellent new development language which makes development much more straightforward. I use it almost exclusively for macOS and iOS development now and it greatly simplifies the maintenance and design of AS and Wimoweh. Both AudioSwitcher and Wimoweh have changed massively over the past couple of years and it’s fair to say that their design and organisation has been organic, i.e, unplanned and slightly chaotic.
ii) Because of need to leave the App Store. Both AS and Wimoweh are facing a real problem in that the technical restrictions imposed by the App Store are limiting the implementation of new features. For these applications to continue to be useful and provide new features means taking both of them out of the App Store in the short term. From a non technical standpoint my ability to provide support via the App Store is virtually non existent.
I started porting Wimoweh over to Swift this morning and within a few hours have the basic framework up – I’ve been able to shed dozens of lines of code and have a much cleaner project. Follow on twitter for further updates.