I know there are no release dates discussed but it's been over a YEAR since the last Indigo Touch update. That's a million lifetimes in app dev.
The only big demand has been for iPhone X screen support. We're going to wait until we see what devices are introduced (perhaps next month) before we do any more work in that direction so that we can include any changes that might be required for those devices. Indigo Touch continues to work fine, though there are a few minor bugs that we'll also address in the next release. Longer term, in future major releases, we plan on additional large functional improvements. But to be honest that isn't on the near term radar.
Despite the introduction of the „ up to date“ program, the main OS X Indigo Application has not been updated for over 9 months. I get the impression the developers have other daytime jobs and Indigo has been left to the independent plug-in developers to keep it „ up to date“. So don’t hold you breath in expectation.
We absolutely do not have other jobs. There is a lot involved in running the company besides just new features including: support (this one takes much more time than you might imagine), sales, back-end Web development, working with our technology partners, and occasional marketing. On the development front there is a lot of work that is done that doesn't necessarily show up as an impressive marketing bullet points, like new macOS release compatibility (including significant work for 64 bit compatibility), architectural work required to continue to make Indigo an expandable platform, significant QA, and documentation. Our priorities have always been reliability and stability over new functionality, and that will not be changing even though it does sometimes delay our release schedules.
I also have the same feeling.
I am also in the software development field, but in another completely different area.
I thought the idea of having the subscription scheme was to have more frequent update, but it got worse.
Also the introduction of new devices stopped, and this was one of the key features of the subscription scheme
Sorry, but that's incorrect. We've had one big feature release (7.1) with lots of new device support within a year of the release of 7.0 (which also included some significant backend work that was needed to move forward). We'll release 7.2, another big device addition release within a year of 7.1 which also contains some major plumbing that's required to get us to a 64-bit server which we'll need post-Mojave. Previously, you'd have to wait at least 24 months (often longer) to get a major release with significant new device support, etc.
All that said, we are both disappointed with the frequency of releases over the last year. There are reasons for that, some of which are mentioned above and some of which are not. Going forward we believe we'll be able to have more frequent releases, but as always the devil is in the details.