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Apple backs off killing the Whisthub app

As promised in the blog post about Apple killing the Whisthub app, I would come back to it when there was new information. This has happended sooner than I expected, but luckily it's good news! Apple has reverted their decision to kill the Whisthub app.

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Apple is killing the Whisthub app

If you want to use Whisthub in fullscreen mode on iPhone or iPad, it was always possible to add it to your homescreen. Unfortunately Apple has announced some changes that will make this impossible. Push notifications will be gone too, in what can only be described as an outright attack on the open web.

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How to make waiting for players more bearable

Waiting for players to join your room can be annoying on a mobile device because you can't close Whisthub without being thrown out of the room. Today we're introducing a solution for this, which should make waiting for players more bearable.

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Keep your friends close: introducing the friend system

A lot of online communities offer some kind of friend system. It's something that I have wanted to add to Whisthub for a long time too, but there was always to problem of how to send invitations. Today it is finally solved!

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The Kingen AI has been cheating

Recently I got an email from someone, telling me that the Kingen AI was cheating. At first I didn't believe it, but it turns out there was indeed a bug in the AI. This blog post explains what happened.

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A bug with the points table of Wiezen

Recently we've been made aware that the points table used in Wiezen did not correspond to the points table used by the IWWA. We've fixed this to realign them again.

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Never be too late for a tournament again

Tournaments are a core functionality of Whisthub. However, sometimes it can be challenging to not forget when they start. Today we're adding a solution for this with push notifications.

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A new format for Manille tournaments

We are introducing a new type of tournaments for Manille where rounds will be played with a single partner instead of switching partners during a round. This blog post explains the reasons for this.

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The history of Whisthub

Whisthub was launched in December 2019, but its history goes back way more years. This blog post gives an in-depth overview of the history of Whisthub.

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Introducing the Whisthub blog

Starting a blog on Whisthub is something I've wanted to do for a long time. After nearly four years, I've finally decided to take it on. Read all about it!