I managed to upgrade my development machine (Mac mini M1) to macOS Monterey Beta 8 and it seems that our apps work without any compatibility issues, besides the toolbar icons. These will be fixed in an upcoming release.
Yep, there has been a couple of oppsies, but that allowed us to also squash another bug involving Kitsu. Apparently, some titles do not have start/end publishing/air dates, causing the app to crash. This bug is noticeable on the iOS version, but nobody filed a bug report. Updates for the Mac and iOS version will be coming out shortly.
In addition, to make life easier in dealing with bugs and providing customer support, I will eventually create a support forum that will support all our apps based on Xenforo as it has a suggestions and bug reports module built in. The discussion and issues tabs will eventually be disabled on the Github repos in the future once the new forums are open. Also, I will be removing email customer support as all support related questions will be done on the forums. The support links will be updated once the support forums are set up this fall.
Shukofukurou for macOS 3.5.3 is now released. Hopefully, this is the last 3.5.x build. This fixes a recently discovered bug where the add popover doesn’t appear for MyAnimeList users in the Season view. This bug is also fixed in the 3.6 release as well. The public beta is available here.
The change log is below.
This release has minor bugfixes
Requires macOS 10.13 or later
Bug Fixes and Enhancements
- Fix adding of titles from the Season view when user is using MyAnimeList as the current service
A public beta of Shukofukurou for macOS 3.6 is now out. This release finally takes advantage of macOS Big Sur’s new design language. It also adds new columns, which allows users to customize what information to show in the list view. This release is expected to also support macOS 12 Monterey when it release this fall.
Why we are dropping support for macOS 10.15 Catalina or earlier?
It’s been a bit difficult to keep maintaining the app for older versions of macOS. It’s mostly because I have moved on to more recent version of macOS. Not to mention, since Apple will be leaving Intel behind in the next few years and Apple Silicon being the future, I want to take advantage of the newest APIs.
The 3.5.x branch will be maintained for some time for only bug fixes. For App Store users who need to use the older version, you can request a serial number. You need to send in proof that you have purchased the Shukofukurou app for macOS on the App Store by screenshooting the purchased list with the app listed. Send this email to chikorita157 at ateliershiori dot com with the name you want to use for the registration. Note that the App Store version will only have the version only compatible with macOS Big Sur or later.
The beta is available for download on Github.
After a delay, Shukofukurou for macOS 3.5.2 is now released. It has a bunch of fixes such as users not able to enable Air Notifications. There was a bug report of this, but apparently, the user needs to have notifications enabled for Shukofukurou for macOS enabled first before air notifications can be enabled. This is due to a change of how notifications work in macOS Mojave with the new API for notifications.
Besides the changes for Streaming Link data as previously mentioned, I had to redesign the authorization dialog. Apparently, Apple is being picky since the tester clicked on something and complained about the scrolling.
To make things easier, I added back and forward controls, the ability to refresh and start over. Additionally, the authorization window is now resizable. Hopefully this will resolve any issue in the future to prevent the app from getting rejected. The same authorization window will apply to a future version of Hachidori.
As always, the update is now available on the App Store and via Software Updates.
Shukofukurou for iOS/iPadOS 2.1.8 is now out. After nearly a year, the streaming links for currently airing Anime is now back. When we heard that Because.moe stopped updating their legal streaming data, we haven’t find a workable alternative until now.
We will be using AniList to provide these streaming links since it’s the only data provider that has an API to obtain them and are the most up to date. I also contemplating over creating a Anime legal streaming search engine like Because.moe using Python with the same idea, but it will be open source.
Note that with this change, it’s not possible to change regions and only view streaming sites that are supported by your country. I will figure out a workable solution in the future.
Shukofukurou for iOS 2.1.8 is now available on the App Store. The Mac versions, 3.5.2 with this change will come out soon with a few fixes.
Note that 2.1.x will also be the last release supporting iOS 12. Frankly, I do not have any device with iOS 12 and it’s becoming difficult to support. Now that iOS 12 is becoming 3 years old, it’s becoming difficult to implement features in newer iOS versions. The next major release, 2.2.x series will require iOS 13 or later as we support the current version plus two previous versions of iOS. If you have a device that only supports iOS 12, please consider upgrading your iPhone or iPad that has current OS support.