It has been more than a year since the last release of Remote Control for XBMC. The release of iOS 8 happened, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were announced, and shipped. XBMC got renamed to Kodi and Kodi 14 was released. I worked on supporting iOS 8. I tried out Kodi. I got my own iPhone 6. I worked on supporting both the new 4.7” and 5.5” iPhones. But I also added support for pull to refresh and many other minor fixes and improvements.
On top of it all there was also this little guy that happened and changed my life last year. Needless to say, I like programming, but I absolutely love spending time with my kid. Development on my app is limited by that, but I am still motivated to continue on a good pace.
Back to the upcoming release. To support iOS 8, I completely modernized the networking backend, for iPhones 6 support I adopted auto layout in several parts of the UI. How things change in just several years, from the time of my initial commit, to where I am now. Back then, I started development on XBMC Remote Control for iPad targeting iOS 3.2. Today, by adopting all the latest iOS technologies, I was able to shrink the number of lines of code, even though I added the significant functionality and features. That’s what I call progress.
So a lot has happened the past year, and I am preparing for a new release of what will be Remote Control for Kodi and XBMC soon. But before the new version will be available I would love to get it into the hands of more beta testers. With Apple’s new TestFlight program, this has never been easier. All you need to do is install Apple’s TestFlight app, and all I need is your email address.
Interested? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.