Following up on the WriteFreely Swift package, I’m happy to announce that work is starting on a WriteFreely client app for Mac, iPhone, and iPad!
We’re building this as a SwiftUI multiplatform app targeting iOS/iPadOS 14 and macOS 11, coming this fall. This is a totally new way to build apps for Apple platforms, and I’m personally pretty excited by the idea of being able to build apps for three different devices out of a common codebase.
The goal is to launch this on the App Stores in time for the release of iOS 14 and macOS 11. That’s a tight deadline, so we’re limiting the initial scope of the app to a subset of actions that are most important to WriteFreely users:
- logging into your WriteFreely account
- creating a new draft locally
- publishing local drafts to the server, either as a draft or to a collection
- updating your published drafts
If you’re interested in helping build this, the source code is in this GitHub repo — the project is open to developers of all experience levels, just let me know in this forum topic!