We're getting very close to releasing our iOS app on the App Store. Since the beginning of our private alpha, we have taken on hundreds of users, fixed a lot of bugs, and we have approached feature completion for v1.0. We're still working on finishing touches and fixing crashes - but there aren't too many of those these days. We believe we'll have this out in 6 to 8 weeks.
Current Alpha Testers:
We want to extend to you a huge thank you for using our app and giving us feedback. We've made a ton of improvements that filtered through ios-app here on meta. We're pretty greedy, though, and we want more of your feedback as we get close to beta. If you've been using the app, please leave an answer to tell us how you think we've done so far. Don't go easy on us - we want to get this as right as we can before hitting the App Store. You might even consider telling us how many stars you would give us if we were in the store.
Also, we created a room called iOS α for more casual discussion about the app.
The alpha will continue in the interim, and we still welcome signups!. The invitations are sent out once a week (usually), so if you don't get an invite right away, don't panic. We'll get to you.
Bugs or feature requests should be reported here on meta and tagged ios-app.
As of today, the app is submitted for review. A great big thanks to all our alpha testers! Your feedback has been invaluable and has truly helped us make the app much better than it would have been without you.
So what now?
Well, we intend to keep the alpha test group around, except now we're considering it the "beta channel". It's still important to us, particularly since the update cycle through the AppStore is slow. We'll still roll out updates in the same way that we have been. We will also from time ask for targeted feedback on specific features.
And, lastly, if you're just now getting here and wished you had signed up for the alpha, feel free to sign up now anyway. The form is still there, and we may still let in additional users to the beta channel depending on what our "active users" count looks like.