[pasted from an email to Danny, who suggested I post here and tag @bee ]
I was hoping to get offline-sync implemented in the first few days and then build an android app, but… it totally took me the full week just to get syncing mostly working. Still a few days of work left to go.
Anyway, soon I will have a totally badass system that syncs between the app, browser storage, and backend. So the app never needs to say “saving” or whatever because it’s always saved instantly, and you can keep using it offline, even for (I think; haven’t tested it yet) several days in a row!
And the system is modular and robust and easy to plug new components into
Related to this syncing work, it would be super awesome for me if the Beeminder API were able to:
- handle If-Modified-Since headers with 304 Not Modified responses, so that I don’t need to fetch a whole bunch of data if nothing has changed
- send the Complice server a webhook when goals do change, so I could automatically fetch new data and tell the frontend about it
I think the If-Modified-Since is probably pretty easy to implement… maybe you already have it and I just haven’t checked? But if so, it would be good to add it to the API docs.