So it took literally a month for me to get the app whitelisted by myanimelist.net. A solid month of down time has pretty much destroyed my reputation in the app store. I don’t even want to think about how long it will take to recover the 700 active users I lost from this. I just hope the fact that mine is the most stable of the bunch wins some users back.
I’ve also had to deploy my own server to host The Unofficial MAL API and hopefully that will allow for me to keep things running smoothly. On that note this means I’ve incurred a cost to keep this app out in the wild. So I’ll be placing a donate button in the app in the near future. Please don’t worry it will be discreet as I hate overly pushy apps myself. I also reiterate I will never put any advertisements in my apps. Far to many app look like billboards already, it’s obnoxious.
So what of Yamadori I’m still plugging away and I’m not going to abandon it. In fact I look froward to working with a backing site that fully supports third party integration from the start. I’ve already got basic library loading and item displays. Keep an eye on it, it should be something special soon.