With 2018 coming to a close, it’s time to take a glimpse of what we accomplished
- Raised about $323.39 in total donations for 2018.
- Pushed out 53 stable releases in total (Hachidori, MAL Updater OS X, MAL Library, Nekomata, Shukofukurou, and Shukofukurou for iOS)
- Added AniList and Kitsu support to Hachidori and Shukofukurou
- Released an iOS version of Shukofukurou
- Created an list exporter for Windows Users
While MyAnimeList disappoints with their takedown of their public API, we are still able to generate enough funding to continue the project and add features to our software and applications.
Here is what we have planned for 2019.
Since there is now one active patron, we will wait to see how it goes and evaluate it in a few months.
We plan on rewriting parts of Hachidori so it will become easier to maintain and add new services in the future. This work will start with Hachidori 3.1. Also, we plan on adding a few more features for donors as well. More will be revealed in the future.
Shukofukurou for iOS
While we are still waiting for MyAnimeList API to return, we plan on possibly creating an Apple Watch app that allows users to make simple edits to their libraries for titles they are currently watching or plan to watch. The Watch App will be free and included in the iOS version of Shukofukurou as you need the app to authenticate the app on the Apple Watch.
Offline updating support will possibly be added in the next release as well.
Another feature I want to add for Shukofukurou is List Syncing. This will not be a free service as I would need to build a web API to translate title ids for both Anime and Manga and host it somewhere. I will possibly add support for online list backups as well. I plan to make this into a yearly subscription service for a low price of possibly $2.99 a year to help cover server costs. Other app developers will be able to use this service as well as long they pay a yearly fee similar to a regular user would for an API key. The web API implementation will be open source.
With that, this is what we have planned for 2019. With that, we wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a safe and Happy New Year.