Why is LoungeBuddy Refreshing their iOS App?

The LoungeBuddy iOS app was originally built in 2013 as a platform for lounge data, supporting operating systems as far back as iOS 5 and devices as far back as iPhone 3GS. Over time our product vision changed to include lounge bookings, and has been upgraded and altered for more than 200 releases so that we can adopt new technologies and deliver truly modern experiences to our users.

So now in 2020, 7 years after the first lines of code for the LoungeBuddy iOS app were written, we've made the choice to rethink our technology (for the tech-literate, that's a stack using Go, Protobuf, SwiftUI and Combine). Expect a completely refreshed app using the latest software offerings from Apple, much faster data loading, and increased stability. This means more intuitive navigation throughout the app, a modernized look, and more accurate information about the lounges that are available to you. We have learnt and grown a lot over the years, and are now ready to look towards what the future has in store.

While it may be some time until the final product is ready for release, we're looking forward to hear your feedback, and experience some really cool stuff!

Please bear in mind that this is an early adopter program. There will inevitably be teething problems which might mean your upgrade process is a bit rocky. There is also no way to return to the previous app without uninstalling the Early Access application completely and potentially losing access to any data you've stored in the Early Access app.

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