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#location

February 2017

November 2016

belle
belle

Ahh keep forgetting to log lately! Here’s what I’ve done over the past couple days:

October 2016

belle
belle

HUGE day of #exist for #ios today. I made a new settings screen to handle all the new #healthkit data I’ve been adding, made some changes to how I get HealthKit data to make it more generic, fixed some bugs, and added a bunch of new constants to replace hard-coded values.

I also sent a new build of the #location branch to #TestFlight for beta testers, and took up a big chunk of @josh’s day trying to figure out why I kept getting intermittent 412 errors from the Exist server. (Turned out to be an issue with the default cache policy of NSURLRequest.)

belle
belle

Sent an update of #exist for #ios to #TestFlight for review yesterday, with a bug fix and some improvements to #location tracking. Getting closer to releasing location!

After that I made a new branch and had a play with grabbing food data from #applehealth and sending it to Exist. It was simpler than I thought, but surprisingly hard to find an app to put the data into Apple Health correctly in the first place. #laterlog

September 2016

belle
belle

Made some improvements to #location tracking in #exist for #ios this morning. Thankfully, it was mostly a simply process of following threads to their conclusion to figure out what was happening, when, and why, and make it work how I wanted. Very rare for that to happen when dealing with any iOS permissions or background tasks!

August 2016

belle
belle

Forgot to log yesterday! I did a lot of coding for a change. Here’s what I got done on #exist for #ios:

  • Added a message to the settings screen that asks the user not to force quit, as that stops background refresh from running
  • Added support for a food group and all its attributes, which will be launched soon
  • Submitted nutrition update to App Store for review
  • Put back the #location code I was working on months ago and started testing it

I also started working on a just-for-fun app to send my Wunderlist tasks to Exist. It would make much more sense as a #python script or something, but iOS is all I know 😏

March 2016

belle
belle

Did some final fixes to #exist for #ios and sent it off for App Store review. This version has a couple of important bug fixes/improvements, so it’ll be good to have it in the store. Getting much closer to having the #location branch ready to send to the store, too.

February 2016

belle
belle

Made some small changes to the #location branch of #exist for #ios this morning, and a couple of important bug fixes to the stable App Store version.

Found one quite bad bug in the App Store version that had been causing one of our users and @josh a lot of headaches, as they couldn’t work out what the issue was. Glad to have tracked that down and fixed it, but pretty annoyed that I made such a bad mistake in the first place.

belle
belle

Well, some panadol and sudafed are kicking in, and I’m feeling a bit better. I finally got around to recording some #piano for my next #FieldTrip article. It’s going to cover my experience using an online tool/app that claims to teach you piano. I needed a “before” recording, because I’m not starting completely from scratch. I made quite a few mistakes, but that’s probably helpful for the listener to get an idea of how much practice I need!

Also uploaded the #location branch of #exist for #ios to #TestFlight for beta review.

belle
belle

Outlined my two #client articles for the week. Good to have in-depth outlines, as it makes the drafting process much easier. #content

Also made a few small changes to the #location branch of #exist for #ios in preparation for a new #TestFlight build. Needs a bit more testing on my phone to make sure it’s solid, but maybe tonight or tomorrow I’ll send it out.

And this morning I did a couple of #exist #support emails.

belle
belle

Back to working on adding #location tracking to #exist for #ios, now that the #healthkit version is released. Today I made an adjustment so location doesn’t update too often, and I fixed a bug where the OS-level permission request for location was disappearing too quickly for the user to tap accept or cancel. Oh, and I created and then (much later) fixed a bug in laying out the dashboard/today screen.

December 2015

belle
belle

Now that a new version of #exist for #ios with #healthkit is out to beta testers, I’m working on adding #location again. I was trying to add too much all at once and getting overwhelmed by all the bugs I’d introduced so I removed it temporarily. Seems to be working alright now. Only issue is getting background fetch to run often enough, since I have pretty much no control over that.

Also worked on a #trello board as @josh said, for a public roadmap for #exist. Also republished our roundup of Apple Watch apps for tracking your life on Medium. #content