iOS 12 Deprecation

Apple recently updated their Support page stating updated iOS 13 adoption metrics. Chance Miller (9To5Mac) wrote about it in detail. With over 50% on iPhones and 30% on iPads, this seems like a good time to deprecate iOS 12 support from Elytra.  Elytra for iOS v1.5 will be the last pipeline to support iOS 12. v1.6 […]

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 […]

Marked Read

In the v1.2 release of Elytra, a few users of Elytra started to report unusual behaviour in the app when marking multiple articles as read especially with the backdated articles setting.  This was caused due to an issue with the API of Elytra which behaved unexpectedly due to a misconfiguration in the iOS App. Today’s release […]