TLDR: if you have a personal relationship with engineers at Apple and enjoy Opal, we’d love to connect with them on this list of issues we are facing with Screen Time API and why they matter.
We are great fans of Apple, and we are truly grateful that the Apple engineering team built and made available Screen Time API. This API powers the Opal app and many other great apps, all with the ultimate goal of helping billions of people focus better.
We’re currently experiencing various issues when using the Screen Time API with Opal, which we’ve reported to Apple. These include system freezing, slow loading times, crashes, and interruptions of audio and notifications. Additionally, some websites that are blocked in sessions may also block unrelated apps. Lastly, blocked apps do not return to their original location on the user’s springboard after unblocking.
In the spirit of collaboration to make the API better for everyone to use, and to make Opal better for our community, we have compiled a list of issues we have encountered and already reported to Apple. If you have a personal relationship with engineers at Apple and enjoy Opal, this document can help you explain the issues and why they matter.
Alec, Peter, Matt and Kenneth from Opal.