Posted Jul 29, 2015
Lovely App Update: Out With the Old, In With the New
As the number of apartments and homes listed for rent on Lovely continues to grow, we’ve had to continually update our systems to accommodate all of those new listings. A while back, we rolled out a brand new API designed to help us get all of those available rentals into our app and in front of our users as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Since we’ve rolled out our new API, we’ve seen even more listings on Lovely and we’ve been extremely happy with how well the new system has handled all the homes we bring to our users’ attention each day. However, our old API, which continues to power older, out-of-date versions of the Lovely app, isn’t doing as well.
And so, the time has come to say goodbye to the old API and shut it down. If you’re using a current, updated version of our app, you won’t even notice and your apartment hunting experience won’t be affected at all. However, if you haven’t updated your app since Android version 1.3.7 (released October 9th, 2014) or iOS version 1.4.7 (released August 4th, 2014), you’ll need to update your app to the current version in order to continue using Lovely after Monday, August 3rd.
Most users of the outdated app will be able to update simply by navigating to the appropriate app store and updating to the current version. iOS users can open the App Store and tap “Updates” in the lower right to find a list of apps with available updates and upgrade their Lovely app to the current version. Android users can open the Play Store and tap the Menu icon to navigate to “My Apps” and find a list of apps with available updates and upgrade their Lovely app to the current version.
The current version of the Lovely app requires at least iOS 7 or Android version 4.1. If your phone is still running an earlier operating system, you’ll need to upgrade to a newer version. For more info on how to do so, check out instructions here for updating iOS and instructions here for updating Android.
We’re sorry for any inconvenience to your apartment hunt this causes. If you have any questions about this or anything else, we’re more than happy to answer them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best of luck on your apartment search!