We’ve made lots of progress since taking over TinyGrab a few months ago! The TinyGrab ecosystem is larger and more complex than you may realize, and stabilizing it has been no easy task.
The Great Crash of 2011 was primarily due to server-related and domain-related issues, which affected everyone. That had a cascading effect that required a very incomplete version of the TinyGrab 2.0 Client for Mac to be released, which caused completely different issues for Mac users.
Server / Cloud
To “stabilize” TinyGrab, we’ve had to address several different pieces, starting with the servers / cloud. That’s the home-base that all applications talk to, and it must be reachable and reliable at all times. The servers are now very reliable and working, but have a few quirks that we are in the process of fixing to solve some fringe problems that a few users are experiencing.
TinyGrab Mac Client
Next up, even though the server was reliable, most people were experiencing major problems with TinyGrab, making it virtually unusable. For all intents and purposes, TinyGrab was still unstable for Mac. Rather than slap a band-aid on the previous version, we undertook a complete re-write from the ground up, so it would be faster, more compatible, more stable, and easier to maintain going forward. That re-write is nearing completion, and will make TinyGrab a much nicer experience for a huge number of Mac users.
We removed the iPhone app from the Apple store because it was buggy as well, and are in the process of rewriting that from the ground up, and can’t wait to re-release it!
After the iOS version, other mobile versions will be released shortly afterwards.
3rd Party API
There is a little-known API for TinyGrab that allows other services and developers to interact with the service. This is largely working, and is in fact used by the TinyGrab client applications. However, it is undocumented and has a few quirks and incomplete features that we’re finishing, so others can begin accessing the API. Get ready!
Paid Premium Version & New Features
Much to everyone’s chagrin, the premium version of TinyGrab has been unavailable for nearly a year. While it was buggy and unstable, we didn’t feel right about charging for it. Now that the applications are getting back up to par, and the service is more reliable, we’re getting ready to re-release the paid version. Along with this, we’re adding a few new features to the service. Those features will be described when released – but they’re good!
Thanks for bearing with us, and if you gave up, we hope you’ll come try out TinyGrab again – it’s better than ever!
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