Sure!.. my iPhone is running latest iOS - 13.4.1.
In retrospect, I think that the delay opening the app could be worse for me because of the DNS issues accessing goodlcloud.xyz.
As far as the recent VPN list is concerned, your description did not corelate with my experience: my recent list was completely empty so there was no way for me to reconnect to my openvpn profile within the app after having chosen to disconnect from it. For some reason, the only option presented on-screen in the app was my single wireguard profile that was not in use - I had to use the router’s traditional web admin page to reconnect to my original openvpn connection.
I got the impression that if I did not have an auxiliary wireguard profile saved as well as my usual openvpn connnections, this may not have been a problem. However, I’m not sure whether your app would have presented the openvpn profile I had just been using or just the first one on the list of openvpn profiles I have saved on the router.
I don’t understand why the app should present the wireguard profile when I had not even been using it - especially as I was using openvpn. I also don’t understand why the app cannot offer all existing VPN profiles on the router to switch between if it can see that I had a wireguard profile installed that was not even in use.
For me it makes much more sense for the app to create VPN profile in the same way that the web admin page does and for the app to control existing VPN profiles that are made from other devices such as PCs.
Personally, setting up VPN profiles is much more convenient from a real computer since it often requires downloading and editing several files, copy-pasting long and confusing passwords/usernames and accessing multiple webpages all at the same time. This is not something I would ever do from an mobile device unless there was absolutely no other option.
I’m not sure if many people use multiple VPN options and profiles as I do, but I suppose that is why you have beta tests . Regardless of that, I think you should test what the experience is like when router and VPN have been set up already on PC before the app is installed because for many people this will surely be their usage scenario.
For instance, when I set up a router I for sure will have my laptop handy and will use the web admin page to make sure I have access to all options as well as LuCi. Once a router is already set up however I will probably prefer to use an app if it is more convenient, faster to access and has all the things I need easily available.
Personally the tasks I would most likely prefer to use an app for over the web admin console would include:
- setting up a quick guest network
- copy-pasting my WiFi password
- changing VPN profiles
- changing VPN policy and kill switch status
- checking network diagnostics and system load
- checking wireless connection strength of router and clients (currently have to go to LuCi for this information )
- scanning and connecting in wifi repeater mode and connecting to tethering mode.
For beginner users, I think they might like using the app for setting up the router from scratch as well though so of course you need to test the experience of using solely the app to configure the router.
As far as the DNS problem with proton VPN, I did re contacted them and they confirmed that there was nothing they could do on their end so there is nothing more that I can do. I have paid for many months of protonvpn and I will not be giving them up just to use goodcloud - especially as they support all my other needs and they are more transparent and trustworthy than many other VPN options. At this stage, the only way I can imagine there being a solution is if you reach out to them directly. If you can’t do this, or it is not worth your time, then I understand.