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Why this is taking so long?

The question that we get very often is ‘Why it takes so long to get Anodia updated?’. The answer is very simple: it takes time to get things done.

Actually there are a few reasons why it seems that it takes forever:

  • Content — the first reason is the scope of the update. It’s going to be big because we’re not only adding new levels but also lots of functionality. To be honest, the new version will have twice as much content as the first version. Development of Anodia took about nine months prior to the original release and we have the same resources. It’s 7 months since release so it’s not so strange that the update is still in the works.
  • Organization — paperwork takes a lot of time and during the last half of the year we were doing a lot of this — registering the company, changing developer account from individual to company, etc.
  • Software — we made the transition to Xcode 4 and done some changes in our scripts to adapt everything to the new environment.
  • Hardware — we updated our hardware (especially one used for CI) and it took some time to get it configured.
  • Technical Debt — this one is so important that I’ll prepare separate entry about it. In summary: when you are making some compromises and workarounds in your code base and tools, you need to fix it at some point.

Hope that this clarifies the current situation a little bit, please be patient and we hope it will be worth it :) .

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