fastbackward 1.4
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fastbackward 1.4

fastbackward 1.4

Another month, another fastbackward release (but most likely not the last). 🙂 Not a fastbackward user yet? You might want to give it a spin:

Usually after snapping some photos, they will end up inside your Photo Library and slowly become forgotten. fastbackward is here to help. It shows all photos you took on this day during the past years. You can easily see where you took those memories and with which device by showing all kinds of EX…

This is a rather small update but brings you an often requested feature:

Delete memories

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Yes ... but no. It's now possible to delete memories from your Photos library only 😉

While implementing the deletion feature I had the assumption that after granting access to the Photos library I gained read and write access to it.
But it looks like Apple introduced an additional safety net in order to prevent malicious apps from purging the whole photo library. If you try to delete a photo code wise, iOS will still show the users this prompt which can't be circumvented:

The good thing is that I don't have to worry about localisation for this dialog but the doubled image looks kinda ugly though 🤷‍♂️

That's it?

Well, yes 🙂 I did some small UX improvements in the settings view and also some refactoring under the hood.

But no worries, I have a long list of features I'm going to include in future updates and while you are reading this there is already a 1.5 version in the making 🚀