A few months ago I suggested ShareKit community to create ShareKit 2.0. The only reason was ShareKit is highly demanded and the original author had no time to develop the project — last commit by Nov 22 2010. There are 289 forks and tens of ignored pull requests and many–many issues generated by community. All these had proved situation was deadlocked.
So I posted a suggestion and sent a few private messages to most active participants. Fortunately some good people found idea worthy. ShareKit/ShareKit was found as a community and just gathered core team defined Policies.
4 months later.Original ShareKit stopped to work for my projects. Since I’ve been busy for some time and unfortunately couldn’t spend time on the project as I planned before, this urgent task was a good chance to make a contribution.
I found ShareKit 2.0 is actually ready to use.
- There is а clear Wiki page with an Installation Guide and FAQ.
- It’s really drop-in share features — you need only a few short steps to have ShareKit integrated to a project.
- It supports many ways on sharing Text, Links, Images and Files — not just a few ones but it’s about 18 ways — unbelievable!
- Moreover it supports iOS 3.x as well as iOS 5.x, e.g. iOS5 integrated twitter feature.
- Moreover it’s still flexible enough to create own Sharers. So more Sharers are coming.
- Moreover it has an active community.
So why I’m posting these soon obvious things? Firstly I’d like to thank the core team for the great job. You’ve resurrected ShareKit. Thank you all — Vilém Kurz, Chris Lozac’h, Edward Dale, @troppoli and everybody who has contributed to ShareKit.
Finally I’d like to ask people to switch to use ShareKit 2.0. It’s really ready. I’m going to release one app update today and one more next week.