Given the recent announcement that Microsoft are retiring their â€œcode pushâ€ 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 Iâ€™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: Couldnâ€™t even get a basic app built.
Dear god, I hate Apple with a passion. Their products are expensive, theyâ€™re overly complicated, theyâ€™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 â€“ uh-uh), and I canâ€™t count the number of times Iâ€™ve had to reset my kidsâ€™ phones passwords.
Yes, they have iphones.
No, I was not involved in that decision. Blame my good lady.
So Iâ€™m cancelling this project as well. If I donâ€™t have the technical chops to get a basic app built, I certainly canâ€™t get the hot code push working.
Shame. But I donâ€™t have the time, energy, or desire to disappear down that particular rabbit hole, as itâ€™s way deeper than I thought it was.