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WriteFreely for iOS 1.0.15 has been approved for release on the App Store —in record time (ten minutes!)— and fixes a crash-on-launch bug when there were no existing posts in the app. Get it now!


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For reasons I'm still investigating, I started getting crash-on-launch reports a couple of weeks back on v1.0.13, specifically if you didn't have any posts stored within the app.

We pushed an emergency update to the App Store to work around this, while I work on the fix.


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I’m very happy to note that we got the latest update for WriteFreely ready for the App Store just in time for today’s launch of iOS 16.

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Today, I want to talk a little bit about a new feature in [WriteFreely for iOS][wfapppage]: sharing from Safari.

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Beyond some fixes for iOS 15, this update fixes an annoying navigation bug that would dump you back to the post list on iPhone if you were trying to get to your blog list.

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Wrapping up some work on improvements to WriteFreely for iOS 15. This should also make navigation work more smoothly in iOS 14, too!


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I'm moving my office hours for WriteFreely Swift projects to Friday afternoons! Reach out to discuss how you can contribute to these open-source projects.

Details here: https://discuss.write.as/t/office-hours-for-writefreely-swift-projects/2788


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Thanks to the [Swift Package Index][spi], getting the WriteFreely Swift package into an Xcode Playground is a button-click away!

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Here's some news on the WriteFreely front! Starting next week, I'll be holding “office hours” for anyone that's interested in finding out more about the Swift projects I maintain, and how to contribute.

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A patch update is now available for WriteFreely, with some bugfixes and performance improvements.

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