i totally can understand and share your frustration with this. I want this to be fast too.
To give you a bit of background what happens:
We are currently working on 4 different fronts that are all pretty complex, are deeply tied together and need to be built from the ground up - that’s why we are spread a bit thin and things are a bit slower.
- The offline-first sync between your devices with WebRTC and end2end encryption
- The mobile app for iOS and Android
- The auth system
- A completely new payment system
To give you a sense of our challenges: Since we’re developing everything with an offline-first & privacy focused mindset it all takes much more work than everything being in the cloud. On top of that there is the problem that unlike with cloud apps we can’t selectively roll out features easily to test when developing extensions - it’s rolling out to everyone or not. That is why, learning from our previous mistakes of building fast to show some basic functionality, to make things solid this time, test things well and make sure we don’t have these pesky bugs popping up on every new release. All of that is not that easy with only 2,5 full time devs.
We got some bigger funding in the middle of the year to focus on 3 things:
- Improving our internal processes to make less mistakes, plan better and work with more focus
- The mobile & and multi-device sync
- polishing the UX, UI and stability of the existing features
The auth and migration is already done and almost ready to be released. Will certainly happen before Christmas, the mobile app and sync will go in beta tester mode probably in the first 2 weeks of 2020.
After that is out we will fully focus on polishing the experience of the app and fix all those UX and UI bugs, big list.