Our main approach was to be fully offline and on all platforms. (Native apps came later as Firefox again betrayed its developers.) It was a blessing in the end.
To have fast searches
To have English support
Anki Support (was how I got involved)
Left side panel.
Our Algo was based on DPR, but we work on a fixed flat that runs “dumb” when the app is running. We believe that a perfect algo is impossible and we hope to launch another international project to fix the word breakups once and for all by hand.
Had I known the DPR was doing the full rewrite, I probably would have waited.
Being in the official stores was also a goal that was added. It was a total negligible cost of one time fees of $19 for MS and $25 for Google. Apple: We will have use of a nonprofit dev account soon.
Not sure why more apps are not in the respective stores. It is totally legit and makes it all trustworthy. However, there are a few hurdles to go through for store submission especially with apple.
BTW… i’m not sure I would trust snaps… they seem to have zero code scanning… but maybe it is done programatically with ai or the snaps run in protected modes…not sure… but we are legit.