Shukofukurou for iOS 1.2 is now available for beta testing. 1.2 brings a lot of improvements with some new features such as:
- Dark Mode improvements
- Redesigned side bar
- Ability to view basic list statistics
- Ability to view characters and staff for Manga titles
- Keyboard shortcuts for iPad using a hardware keyboard (e.g. Bluetooth Keyboard or Smart Keyboard)
- Tip Jar
This version is available on TestFlight, which is restricted only to active patrons.1.2 will be released sometime next week.
I decided to add a tip jar to the application for those who want to support the development. While the program is open source, it costs money to develop and distribute the applications for iOS devices and Macintosh computers. As a result, I need to cover the costs of the Apple Developer Program so I can continue to develop and distribute these applications.
While the iOS version costs $2.99 to cover the costs of distributing it, I am hoping that I get enough monthly donations so I do not have to charge for the iOS version. Currently, there is a big drop in donations and I am not sure I will be able to cover all the development costs at the end of August of this year and might fall a bit short.
If you want to test and help support the development of Shukofukurou and Hachidori, feel free to become a Patron. The current goal is $10 a month, which will at least at the bare minimum cover the cost of the Apple Developer Program and some of the hosting costs. This is the goal in which the iOS version becomes free.