Hey all! yet again with a bit of delay I’m posting the summary of what was discussed in the 55th sprint review meeting. Tbh, I always take the last sprint review meeting number and add one, so I might be off with the numbers here . All sprint review meetings are unique in their own way, but this one felt “strange” as some very exciting content that was demoed, but I noticed I was not able to properly capture this awesomeness in words in my notes. So, if this post reads like a disappointment, please don’t take it that way! It’s just me not being able to put the cool stuf in the right words!
Please take note, these are not the release notes for the next update, but rather a list of items the teams have worked on and are working on. Release notes will be posted in the Latest News & Announcements/Release Notes category. As part of the Release Train, the next release is tentatively planned for early May but we need to keept the major efforts in the migration in mind.
Additional PSA for these notes specifically: a lot was inexplicitly demoed as we could see the internally release version with the new dashboard, so I’m making some assumptions based on what I’ve seen. You have been warned, but in the unfortunate case you are still disappointed at some point, you may DM me for a virtual hug to make you feel better
- The Anytype team continues to grow! Another person joined the team in the area of Analytics.
- Linked to this news: a lot of improvements have been made to the way Anytype is analyzing and using the data that is (anonymously) shared with the team as part of the alpha program. This should lead to better informed decisions and already led to an interesting insight that there are way more mobile only Anytype users than expected. There were no conclusions shared about this insight in the meeting, but I can expect that such a finding could lead to, in this example, more love for the Anytype Android team .
Completed in past sprint
The team has been working further refining the migration process to move from the current infra (with all of its sync issues) to the new infra (hopefully resolving those issues ). The Nightly testers group will start testing the migration process in the coming weeks.
- Development work of Collections is completed! This allows you to create your own, well, Collection of Objects and mimic a folder-like structure. Note that in with Collections a single Object can be added to multiple Collections, whereas in a classic folder structure a single file can only appear in one folder!
- We got a glimpse of the new homescreen/dashboard/sidebar combo.
- Import from Notion is still getting more love! This sprint the team worked on the import of Notion databases in several formats
- CSV > multiple Objects in a single Collection but without content as that is not provided in CSV export from Notion
- HTML > database to simple table in single Object into a single Collection
- TXT > plain text into single Object in a single Collection
In Progress & Next Up
- New onboarding flow: in one word, very cool (ok, that’s two words, sorry…). This new onboarding flow will remove the barrier of invite codes and will allow you to completely self-onboard. This feature consists of two parts: 1) the UI to sign up for an Anytype account, and 2) the content to support you in the onboarding so you understand how Anytype works. A bit like a tutorial with use cases
- New infra migration is still being worked on to make sure the Anytype Desktop application plays nice with the new infrastructure
- Widgets development is close to completion
- Collections development is close to completion
Thanks for reading and catch you next time, when the team expects to be able to share more product updates.