Despite its public image as an engineering discipline, there’s an awful lot of art in writing software. As with any art, there’s often a lot of experimentation and not all of it pays off.
It’s been eighteen months since the last release of Yummy and, while you might have concluded that it is no longer being maintained, the truth is mostly there in the first paragraph.
Yummy 3.4 is both less and more than it was originally intended. Many new features ended up on the cutting room floor. Some were good ideas that just didn’t work well. Some turned out not to be possible. Some were too ambitious. Some will hopefully return, others will not.
Anyway, it’s now with Apple and should be on your device shortly. Here’s what you can expect.
- Full-text search, multi-account support and site status checks now come as standard for everyone!
- Instead of the upgrade for the “pro” features, we now have a “tip jar.” While there’s no obligation to contribute, if you’d like to recognise the longevity of Yummy and the fact that there have been over forty free updates across a dozen versions of iOS, now you can
- Slightly tweaked visuals, fitting in with modern iOS conventions better
- A “Popular Links” widget for Notification Centre
- Type multiple tags in the share extension
- Removal of 3D-touch support, replaced with the iOS13-standard long-press shortcut menus
- Support for all the recent iPhone and iPad devices
There are also some “behind the scenes” changes that you shouldn’t notice but you never know.
- Yummy now no longer stores your password. It used to be stored in the iOS KeyChain, a place that Apple provides for just this kind of thing. It’s secure and Wandle Software has never had access to it. Now, Yummy doesn’t even store it. Instead, Yummy converts it into an API token and stores that instead (also in the keychain). You can also enter the API token directly if you prefer. If you logged in using a previous version, Yummy converts your password into a token and deletes your password from your device
- Experimental support for “low data mode.” In short, if enabled Yummy no longer does site status checks and other high-bandwidth activities
The minimum supported version of iOS is now 11.4.