The thing is, that I am NOT ABLE TO EXPORT the work as you suggest. Because when I start the Linearity app I cannot get anywhere before I have created an account or logged into an account. So I never get to open the actual app and perform the export I am asking to become able to do.
The splash screen is a loop which I cannot bypass. When I try to close the splash (the little “x” in top left corner of the screen) I simply get the splash screen back. This is totally verifiable by performing a test in an end-user environment. And it really should also be something you should be able to simply read in the notes from those who are testing the app before release. At least this would have been mentioned in my testing notes in a similar situation.
So in a sense you actually are holding my data as “hostages” until I create a Linearity Cloud account. - It may be that you find my language is “offending”, but the situation Linearity has created is also a bit “offending”. So I guess we can call it “even” on that score.
The situation may be due to some decision by somebody or by bad coding/bad testing. What other possibilities are there, I might ask. It is either one or the other. But no matter what, the situation is as it is.
English is not my first language. So feel free to suggest a more non-offending terminology, if you like. - But I think that it is more important that you address the actual issue and suggest some sort of solution. A more thorough approach than just answering “right off the bat” and being offended.
It is not important that you do not upload the files automatically. That is not the issue and I did not suggest so either. - The issue is that I cannot myself get access to my iPad data and perform an export because the app does not allow me to do so.
I know that Apple allows other clouds to co-exist with Apple Cloud. Of course they do. So of course they accept that Linearity does that as well. But what I really doubt is that Apple should have accepted that current users on an iPad app suddenly cannot access own data on that iPad without having to create an account in some other cloud. I think that perhaps Apple did not realize exactly what they were approving. I also think that Apple would have requested a way out for existing customers.
All it would take is that the opening screen on the app could be bypassed so it would be possible to use the app to export existing data. It would be possible simply to disable “save” as an option and leave “export” as an option. So if you have a Linearity Cloud the “save” option could be active but inactive without a Linearity Cloud. - It would only be a matter of a single “if-then-else” line of code.
I suggest that you start by doing the simple test yourself, and if you somehow can bypass the splash screen, then please let me know how. If needed I then suggest that you make a small adjustment to the coding of the app in order to let the “export” function work again so I can export the data.