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Reiterate 1.4.3

Reiterate has been updated to version 1.4.3 and is now available on the App Store.

Eliminate Autopilot with Acknowledgement

Everyone agrees that autopiloting is a bad habit. Here’s how you can use Reiterate, and specifically its Acknowledgement feature, to eliminate autopilot from your game play.

Dispatch Queues on Modern Swift Concurrency

As part of the Acknowldgement update to Reiterate, I also took advantage of the rewrite to move the app’s core audio code to the new Swift async/await concurrency model.

Reiterate 1.4.0 Release

Reiterate 1.4.0, with the new Acknowledgement feature, is now available on the App Store!

How to Record a .wav File with AVAudioEngine (Acknowledgement part 7)

Integrating the AVAudioEngine API into the rest of my app meant retooling some basic functionality, like saving .wav files.

Markus Buffett on Improving on Chess

This blog post by Marcus Buffet on Thoughts on Improving on Chess made some interesting points about self-improvement in general and how to properly use self-improvement tools, and I thought there was much there that could also apply to improving at esports. I recommend reading it; it’s not too long. Then you can return here for my thoughts.

Acknowledgement Part 6

Speakerphone mode is now working for the Acknowledgement feature!

Acknowledgement part 5

Acknowledgement is taking a lot longer than I initially had hoped, but I continue to make progress.

Acknowledgement part 4

I’m currently making adjustments to the acknowledgement feature based on beta feedback.

Acknowledgement part 3

Here is a progress report on the Acknowledgement feature, which is coming along nicely.

New Direction for Acknowledgement

Reiterate is meant to be a tool to reduce autopiloting. One of my greatest frustrations as I’ve used Reiterate is when I’ve finished a game session only to realize that I never heard Reiterate play a single clip. The lack of awareness can be so strong that it masks out the audio prompts Reiterate plays. That pretty much negates the entire point of the app.

You Need More than Statistics

There are many apps and sites out there that track statistics for you: damage per minute, farm per minute, deaths, kills, etc. Like any other sport, it’s possible to generate all kinds of statistics, and most of it is crap.

Currently Working On: Tap to Acknowledge

Tap-to-acknowledge is an upcoming feature in the next release of Reiterate

Focus on Yourself

If you want to improve, you have to focus on yourself. That sounds simple, but there’s more to it than you might think.