I started working on the LFCHistory Android app 9 years ago.
In that time for the reds there have been a number of finals, playing legends have come and gone and we've have had 4 managers.
For me personally, during this time I have moved house, changed job twice and had three children meaning that the app has not had the attention it had in the early years.
Whats made it worse is that over that time Android itself has moved on so much that what should in theory normally be simple and quick changes took far longer because each new release needed a load of rework to support the latest Android APIs . Lots of features that we take for granted now like pull to refresh etc had to be developed from scratch when the app was first released. Most of these are now baked into android and so work was needed to replace the original implementations with the new methods. .
I have spent a lot of time recently trying to do this type of work to bring the app up to use the latest versions of the Android APIs so that I can begin to do more regular feature releases which take advantage of the new functionality.
I pushed out a release last week which did not add anything noticeable but it laid the foundation to start adding these new features going forward.
The first of which that i'm looking to release is automatic day and night theming.
By default the theme will be applied automatically based on the sun cycles but can also be selected manually.
This is the first of what I hope to be many new updates coming to the app.
At its peak the app had a great following but the lack of attention I have given it over the years has meant that the number of downloads has decreased. If you were or are a fan of the app, I would really appreciate it if you could share the app with your friends and family.
I am a Liverpool supporting software developer originally from North Wales, now living and working in Manchester.