Cancelling Cordova Hot Code Push

Given the recent announcement that Microsoft are retiring their “code push” functionality for Cordova (the ability to have live updates to mobile apps built on the Cordova platform, without going through the app store), I thought I’d dust off an old open-source project and make it available for other other indiehackers like me.

Android: Took about two days to get working.

iOS: Couldn’t even get a basic app built.

Dear god, I hate Apple with a passion. Their products are expensive, they’re overly complicated, they’re too ring-fenced for the Apple ecosystem, they are limited in ways that make no sense (Oh, so you want iTunes for two different users on one laptop – uh-uh), and I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to reset my kids’ phones passwords.

Yes, they have iphones.

No, I was not involved in that decision. Blame my good lady.

So I’m cancelling this project as well. If I don’t have the technical chops to get a basic app built, I certainly can’t get the hot code push working.

Shame. But I don’t have the time, energy, or desire to disappear down that particular rabbit hole, as it’s way deeper than I thought it was.

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