I noticed that the latest version of the Beeminder iOS app had support for Shortcuts, but when I tried to use the Add Data action I got a “Could not run Add Data - There was a problem communicating with the app”.
Is it me doing something wrong or the app? I was just trying to add a “1” datapoint to a newly setup goal (also tried with an old goal, same problem). I can’t see anything that needs configuring anywhere.
I snuffled around and couldn’t find anywhere in my general iOS settings or the Beeminder app that was relevant. I’m on version 6.2 of the app, which I think is the latest version. I also couldn’t find anything at beeminder.com where I could authorize … something relevant.
Thanks for weighing in, @linux535! I’ve already solved my specific issue but these tips are great for the next person who comes along. And the tip about where to find the Privacy tab is awesome — now I’ll know where to look next time I need it. Why doesn’t Apple’s support page say to LONG HOLD the shortcut? It just says “tap it”. Fortunately for me you read this post
I just wanted to add here, in case it’s useful to anyone else, that you can also get to the details/privacy/setup tabs by pressing the circle-i tab at the bottom of the shortcut on iPhone. It’s a second option at the top of the right sidebar on iPad and Mac.
Insert lengthy rant about the terrible UI in Shortcuts on all platforms here! In fact make it just a lengthy rant about the shortcomings of Shortcuts.
I am hoping they will revamp it in the upcoming iOS 17. As I agree the UI is quite bad. Also, I wish they would add a scripting language. As having to drag and drop to make long shortcuts is a real pain.