For the past two months, time permitting since I have a full time job and this is my side job I do during the weekends, we have begun work on the next versions of Shukofukurou and Hachidori.
Shukofukurou 3.4 for macOS will be a minor release adding macOS Big Sur and Universal Binary 2 compatibility and adding features from the iOS version. Shukofukurou 2.1 for iOS will primarily add some quality of life improvements. As for Hachidori, it’s the same deal, but the addition of new legal streaming site support, macOS Big Sur/Universal Binary 2 support, and the ability to reauthorize accounts.
The next few months will be big as Apple is set to release the first few Macs with Apple Silicon. Currently, we have our apps ready for Apple Silicon aka ArchARM64. While we haven’t tested them yet since I don’t have a developer transition kit, I plan to get a Mac stat uses these new processors when they come out with a new Mac mini. The Mac mini will serve as a dedicated developer machine that I can remote into or use locally.
Currently, the alphas for the macOS version of Shukofukurou and Hachidori are available for Patrons only. Once the apps reaches beta, it will be available to everyone. Monthly donations/support allows me to cover the development costs of developing all three apps, primarily the domain name, hosting (including the web services the apps uses), and Apple Developer Program membership. Besides gaining access to precompiled prerelease builds by becoming a Patron, you also unlock all the donor features, read weekly developer updates on upcoming new features, gain free updates to major releases of Shukofukurou and Hachidori, and access to TestFlight for beta versions of Shukofukurou for iOS.
In short, we should have all the releases out for macOS and iOS out this fall. With that, thanks for the support thus far.