Shutting down the GPS web service (and removing it from Subsurface apps)
dirk at hohndel.org
Sat Sep 8 08:46:34 PDT 2018
Clearly this isn't something we'll do overnight. But I think it's something we should plan to phase out over the next few months.
- the companion apps are gone from the mobile stores, the mobile apps have replaced them
- uploading to the webservice from the mobile app is kinda weird, much easier to just apply the fixes on device
- our handling of the webservice ID is inconsistent, poorly designed, and even more poorly documented. See https://github.com/Subsurface-divelog/subsurface/issues/1648 <https://github.com/Subsurface-divelog/subsurface/issues/1648>
- still to this day people get confused with the GPS webservice and cloud storage. At least once a month people send me password reset requests and attach the webservice ID
So, here's what I'd like to do:
- remove support for downloading / applying GPS fixes from the webservice in 4.8.2
- remove support for uploading to the webservice in future mobile apps
- announce that we're shutting this down
- at the end of this year, turn off the server and archive the data
Comments, thoughts, suggestions?
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