New Owner

Written by Harley Hicks on June 20, 2022

I am excited to introduce RoutineHub's new owner, Chris Mendez. Chris runs Skyground Media, a business strategy firm, and he also works at WhatsApp as a Senior Product Manager leading the video and voice calling products. I believe he has the skills and experience to move RoutineHub forward in its mission to grow a community around Apple product automation.

I'm proud of what I've built here. I'm proud of the community for helping shape the site, its features and the community itself. We've managed to create and maintain a safe environment for people to grow their skills and share their work.

When I look at some of the numbers, they absolutely blow my mind:

  • The most popular shortcut on RoutineHub has over 350 thousand downloads
  • Each September (when Apple releases their newest iOS version), RoutineHub receives over 1.2 million page views from over 530 thousand visitors.
  • Overall, this site has received 20.8 million page views from 8.5 million visitors.

RoutineHub truly is the #1 community for shortcuts, and is regularly used as a source in publications like Lifehacker and MacRumors. I never expected any of this when I started writing the code for this in September of 2018.

I am well aware that this site would not exist if it weren't for the community. I've met some pretty amazing individuals who have created some really cool shortcuts. Thank you for being a part of this.

I'm sure you have some questions, so I'll try and answer some of the obvious ones here.

What is the future of RoutineHub?

Here's what Chris has to say:

My short-term goal is to first connect and engage with the community and learn how we can best serve them.

My long-term goal is to continue improving the quality and integrity of the platform. I'm also excited to further empower developers to build even more best-in-class routines.

When will the transition happen?

Starting right now!

We are currently working on migrating the servers and services from me to Chris. This will take time. We will try and keep downtime to an absolute minimum. I will also be hanging in as support for Chris over the next month to try and make this transition as seamless as possible.

Is Harley going to disappear?

Yes and no. I won't be around as much in the RoutineHub community, but I'll still be active online. I'll be doing a lot more writing on my personal site, I'll most likely pop in to the Discord occasionally, and I have some other projects that I'll be working on after a much needed break. I'm a creative. I always have to be building something. This won't be the last you've seen from me.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me on our Discord server, message our Twitter account or send me a good old email.