Moving to Sign In with Apple

For v1.5, which will be a supplementary update to the v1.4 Fall update, I’m considering moving the authentication system to Sign In with Apple. I’ve just finished testing this system and it works as advertised, however it took much much longer than it should have.  It works well on iOS, as well as the web. […]

Push Notifications & WebSub

Since version 1.0, Elytra has supported the WebSub protocol, and as a natural consequence of it: Push Notifications.  The WebSub protocol enables Elytra to receive real-time notifications from websites and update the internal cache of latest articles from these websites.  I recently noticed some abnormalities in the WebSub log that runs every weekend. Quite a […]

August 2019 Update

Web Service Over the last couple of days, I have been testing a new way for reliably fetching and caching RSS data from your favourite RSS feeds.  Ironically, my preliminary implementation of this reliable method wasn’t all that reliable usually not adding new articles to the database. Luckily, I caught this issue within 24h and has […]

New Servers and Scheduled Downtime (October)

New Servers I’ve just finished work on a new set of servers in the Singapore region. These servers will now handle traffic for all of your requests from the South East Asia region. You should experience lower latencies, faster load times and over all improved speediness in the app.  Users in the European and American regions […]

Hello, App Store

Elytra 1.0.0 is now generally available on the App Store. There’s also a shiny new website.  From having of the most volatile, overwhelming pre-releases announced on Twitter, to getting some really cool, critical, and supportive Beta Testers, to the Subscriptions rejection a few weeks earlier, my journey with Elytra has been an absolute roller coaster. […]

The Final Epoch

I’ve received numerous emails and messages over the last two weeks requesting new features and reporting bugs. This build is a culmination of all of that including bug reports and feature lists we’ve compiled internally.  What’s new You can now share the Feed’s URL (and website’s URL when available) from the swipe menu. The same […]