Things have been wild since this Summer! We’ve shipped all of you by the beginning of September, and saw Lima devices keep popping up all over the world. Specific thanks to all of those who have sent out tweets with pictures ;) Very nice.
If you haven’t received your Lima device yet, check out the very end of the update.
During those few months, we’ve been constantly talking with you to keep improving your experience with Lima.
Whether it was through support emails, feedback surveys, or the Lima Feedback Centre, you’ve been very helpful. Finding new bugs, showing us where improvements were needed, etc.: your feedback has been incredibly valuable.
Just to give you a bit of overview:
- More than 14 000 emails were exchanged between you and our support team (firstname.lastname@example.org) since the end of July.
- 591 topics have been created and discussed on the Lima Feedback Centre since its introduction.
You’ve probably been in touch with Christophe, Arnaldo, Thierry, Leon, Benjamin, Karine, Carmen, Cecile, Stephane, Narim, Manuel, Haingo or Faniry already. And have discussed with Gawen, Denis, Pierre, Dmytro, Guenole, JC, Pierrot, Charles or other developers on the Feedback Centre.
So, how have things improved in the product since this summer?
Every Monday, we post a tech update explaining you what we’ve been working on over the previous week. You can find all of these here.
I’ll sum things up since July:
Week 30 (end of July):
- We released 0.9 version for all platforms and shipped all of those who hadn’t been part of the beta tests yet.
Week 32 (beg of August):
- Version 0.10 was released for all platforms.
- Boost of performance and stability on all platforms,
- On desktop computers, files are no longer kept offline by default,
- In your Lima Preferences, you can check if you’re in P2P or relay,
- You can open and share any Lima files with another app on Android.
Week 36 (end of August):
- Updated versions of 0.10 are released on all platforms.
- More stability, introduction of the Lima Feedback Centre to communicate directly with developers on problems found,
- You can open and share any Lima files with another app on iOS.
Week 40 (end of September):
- Version 0.11 was released on iOS and Android.
- Big boost of performance (x10!) on all operations,
- New status on mobile for clearer understanding of what’s happening with your files.
Week 42 (mid-October):
- Version 0.11 was released for Windows and version 0.12 for iOS and Android.
- Windows does a x10 in terms of performance,
- Possibility to reset your password
- More options to choose Lima’s behavior in Advanced Settings.
- Internationalization for iOS and Android.
Week 43 (end of October):
- Version 0.12 was released for Windows.
- Internationalization: Lima is available in Spanish, German, Italian & French
Week 45 (beginning of November):
- Version 0.13 was released for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android
- El Capitan support (hurray!) and a x10 improvement in terms of performance for Mac, internationalization and password reset,
- More information and ETA of what’s happening between your computer and your Lima when you click on the Lima icon in your taskbar,
- Recent hard drives are able to sleep when not used by Lima,
- New wizards on mobile to help you get started and make the first photo import,
- Major stability improvement on all platforms.
Lima 1.0 is here
Today is a big day because we’re now officially coming out of beta.
We’re releasing a new version. Version 1.0.
Version 1.0 brings massive improvements for all platforms.
- It’s 10 times faster to upload files to the Lima device when you’re outside of your home network,
- It’s 10 times faster to download files from the Lima device when you’re outside of your home network,
- Performances when you’re in relay are 5 times better,
- Stability is much better.
Because it’s such a big update, we need you to update all platforms in order to use Lima properly.
- If you haven’t installed Lima yet, just go on install.meetlima.com and follow the steps.
- If you have a version of Lima prior to 0.9 installed on your computer, uninstall the Lima app (following these steps) and re-install it, following the steps of install.meetlima.com.
- If you have a version of Lima equal to or superior to 0.9, the application will automatically tell you to update within the next 24 hours.
- If you’re using Crashlytics: delete the Lima app, and download the 1.0 version from the official stores (AppStore and Play Store)
To make 1.0 complete, there will also be a firmware update pushed on Lima devices by the end of the week. This will be done automatically.
What else is coming?
Coming out of beta doesn’t mean we’ll stop updating the Lima apps. Quite the opposite.
1.1 is already on all of our minds, and will be focused on the back-up plan, to have 2 Lima devices back each other up in case one the hard drive fails.
We can’t wait to see you all update to this new version and tell us what you think.
Severin and the Lima Team
PS: To all of those who haven’t received their Lima devices yet: this isn’t normal.
Can you please:
- Check for emails sent by “email@example.com” in your inbox (we’re using the email of your Kickstarter account). You should have received an email asking you to confirm your rewards or confirm your address. Make sure to check your spam as well. If you find it, just follow the steps indicated in the email and you will be shipped right away.
- If you can’t find any emails from us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can check what went wrong.