Just got the new features email from @yanokwa (What’s New: Collect data about places, time-saving exports, and a big milestone) Many thanks!
I am concerned about one thing. How to export images from Central? Central is superb in a lot of contexts. However, image export gets complex as the data increases. I created multiple discussion topics in the forum related to issues coming up with big data size. When you have data size exceeding 2 or 3 GBs, exporting images alongwith the data is almost impossible.
Briefcase was one of the hopes to act as a temp workaround, since even if it breaks the connection, still it used to resume the downloads from where it last left. But now this does out of support as well. Although I assume the current version will keep working.
The only way to manage images (especially export out of Central) left now is the API. I also suggested a new feature of enabling image storage on AWS-S3 bucket, so that at least they are safe if the server crashes (the worst issue of all). I do have this developed as a workaround in one of the dashboards. However, it would be great if a direct feature in ODK central could be made with similar options.
Many thanks for the brilliant work! It has been a lovely journey so far!