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Progress report: December 2020

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 · 4 min read · 735 words

Skit Earlier this year, there was a huge update for Skit - 2.0 “Odin”. It came out big and brought a lot of changes for users. But as it turned out a little later, these changes also introduced minor problems, namely performance problems and problems with people understanding of “.apks” files and “App Bundle” apps. These are the issues that I decided to focus on in update 2.1 “Frigg”. Performance I slightly reworked the mechanism for loading applications and saving their icons to the memory cache.

AppGallery & Halloween Sale 2020

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 · 2 min read · 225 words

Over the last month I have released updates for all my applications: the new generation of Skit 2.0 and minor updates to Castro 4.0.5 & Graphie 1.3.2. In addition to other changes, special lines were made to all applications and now they are collected separately for AppGallery. AppGallery All apps have already been added to AppGallery and can be downloaded from there. Also all marketing screenshots in both stores have been updated.

The next generation of Skit

Monday, Oct 19, 2020 · 4 min read · 716 words

The second half of this year will mark the release of new generations of my main applications - Castro and Skit. But I already showed and released Castro, so it’s time to talk about Skit. Skit | Skit Premium Detailed changelog Features In this update, I heavily reworked the functionality associated with extracting applications and updated the tools with new ones. Extraction process You may have noticed that previously when extracting some applications, you might receive an APK file that cannot be used for installation.

The next generation of Castro

Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 · 5 min read · 996 words

It is time to show you all the new, fourth, generation of Castro. This time, the main changes were in the design, more information, and functionality optimization. Castro | Castro Premium Detailed changelog Design I have started updating the overhauled design of the application. I have changed mostly everything, starting from general icons style, information screen’s style, and management (“Feedback”, “Settings” and other) screens. But in this situation, no words make sense, so I’ll just show and compare what exactly has changed.

Let's talk about updates support

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020 · 2 min read · 340 words

Since I am a lone developer who prototypes, develops, and launches all applications completely by myself, sooner or later there had to come to a point when it was necessary to choose which applications to support further and which not. At the moment, I have created 4 applications - Castro, Skit, Graphie, and Rekado (I did not talk about this application too much because it is very specific). Some applications have already grown into the entity that I originally conceived them, and my other ideas cannot be implemented due to lack of time.

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