The Future of Deliveries ➝

Mike Piontek, writing on Junecloud’s weblog:

Many things have changed over the years, and unfortunately we’re no longer able to maintain the same service that so many of you have come to rely on. Deliveries relies on many different shipping companies, and without their help it’s not possible for the app to continue working the way you expect.

It’s likely that over time, more services in Deliveries will no longer show tracking information directly in the app. You won’t see the delivery date, the map route, or any of the details, and you won’t get notifications about changes to the status. You will need to use the “View Online” button to see your tracking information on the shipping company’s web site.

Deliveries was my favorite app for tracking packages up until now. I’ve since switched to Parcel because it’s much more reliable. I believe they’re doing some web scraping to get data instead of relying solely on APIs that delivery companies are unlikely to support long term.

I hope Deliveries finds away to work around the current restrictions because it really is a much more delightful app to use.

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