Some of you were asking what is happening with this project, so I thought I’d give you an update on what we’re up to.
Some of you contributed to the software and I cannot thank you enough for that. These guys dedicated their free time to help develop the software. However with even this help, it seemed that the rate of development was not fast enough. Simply, we couldn’t do more. And after some time the interest for contribution lowered.
Even though we communicated the DIY notion of the project, you joined and supported it, hoping the software will mature. I am grateful for the support, but at the same time also disappointed that we couldn’t develop the software in a tempo that we envisioned. We had big ideas, but last year was far from perfect on a lot of levels. And at the end it was only @zehnm and I working on the software in our free time.
What we have learned is that most of you just want to use the remote without having to touch any code. And this is fair. However the current setup was not geared towards this, being a DIY community based development.
We would like to create a great experience for the remote, make it more easy to use, so we decided to rewrite the app from the ground up. We have learned a lot during the development and realised that starting from scratch is inevitable if we want to create something that would fulfil the needs and is future proof.
Due to the lack of interest for contribution, we have been doing this behind the scenes for a few weeks now. We haven’t talked about it, because we don’t know exactly when it will be ready and didn’t want to give false promises. We are still doing it next to our jobs and life. When there’s an update that’s worth sharing, I’ll post about it. And when the new software is usable, it will be available to all of you to try and use, of course for free.
We have big plans with the new version of the software and hope that it will live up to your expectations. We are still convinced that YIO can be a powerful alternative. And we cannot thank you enough for your support and that you also believe in this project. That’s what keeps us going.
If you have ideas or any wishes what you’d like to see in the software, please share it here
All my best,