It’s been nearly a year since my last post. I’m not even sure how many will read this.
Much has happened since then and – most importantly – I’m feeling a lot better. As a result, I’ve picked up development again, although it’ll be significantly different this time.
Changes to come
First and foremost, Mizuu will be dropped and a new app will rise in its ashes. I promise you, it’ll be Jolly good.
Secondly, there’ll be a series of alpha builds for you guys to try out. Mizuu provides the foundation of the new app, but there’s a lot of changes in there as well. As Mizuu grew in popularity and user engagement, I added a number of features that had been asked for, but perhaps wasn’t in line with my own vision of the app. The upcoming app will lack a number of both simple and advanced features of Mizuu.
Thirdly, my spare time is significantly more limited now than it was two or three years ago. If I am to create a new app, I need to be able to focus on that – and less on user support. I’ll be happy to receive feedback as we go along, but I won’t be able to help with any issues unless they’re related to bugs in the app. There’ll be a help section to deal with troubleshooting.
Finally, the app will be available for smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 or later. The main reason for this is that it allows me to get work done faster. Android 5.0 or later is on more than 40% of the devices accessing Google Play today and likely more than 50% of all devices when the app launches. If that excludes your devices, I’m sorry. Hopefully you’ll be able to use it in the future.
I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have in the comment section. In the meantime, here’s a few screenshots of what I’m working on…
Please note that this is very early work and subject to change.