Today we’re opening up the iOS app on TestFlight. As mentioned in the original post, this is a native wrapper around the web app. I’m incredibly happy with the progress so far — it’s snappy, loads quickly, and is only ~3 MB (depending on your device). It’s also dramatically less complicated than the current app and compiles without melting my computer.
The “design once, deploy anywhere” approach is a delight, and I can’t wait for it to be live. What we’ve traded for a slight hit in interactivity we’ve gained in speed and flexibility, and we can always upgrade a page to a completely native view if needs be. You can try it out here:
You’ll have to excuse the delay in getting this out, I had to learn Swift…
A few notes:
- Password autofill isn’t working — I believe this is a known issue, but no saying when or if it’ll be resolved.
- Apple Pay isn’t working; this is an issue with Stripe I’m waiting to hear back on.
- Link previews are still turned on (long press a link) — that’s fixed in the next build.
Will start on the Android version next week!
In other news…
- We’ve also added the SIM status and tariff to that page, and you can click/tap to copy the phone number.
- We’ve added the non-geographic numbers setting to SIMs, along with a minimum balance requirement to enable it (the same goes for international calls).
- If your balance is negative we’ll display a banner prompting you to top-up; in the future we may automatically add it to the monthly bill.
- We’ve changed the floating help icon to our own element so it doesn’t flash/reload on every page transition.
Have a great weekend!