As the New Official MAL API comes near, we will outline the plans we have for our apps. Everyone should be aware that we released the first alpha of MAL Updater OS X 2.5, which uses the new API. As the new API matures, we plan on transitioning Shukofukurou and Hachidori to use the new API for MyAnimeList.
If you are a developer and trying to figure out how to implement the new API, I suggest taking a look at our code. The new API uses OAuth just like AniList and Kitsu, but it have a few differences as it requires the application to generate a PKCE (Proof Key for Code Exchange) key.
As for future support, MAL Updater OS X 2.3.x, Shukofukurou and Hachidori will transition to the new API sometime this year. However, MAL Library won’t since Shukofukurou replaces it. However, it will be usable until the end of the year.
In short, once we fully transition, the unofficial API server is no longer needed, which reduces our development costs sightly. In short, we still have the cost of the Apple’s Developer Program, which costs $99.
With that, thanks for the continued support.