Welcome to our first release of 2020! There are no new features because we're focused completely on syncing and reliability right now.
Digging through our analytics from over the holidays, we learned that almost none of the 0.9.7 apps were getting content from background syncs. Further investigation revealed that we did not implement (the 3!) different methods for background processing on iOS, and that your device's secure Keychain was not being unlocked correctly. The Keychain issue also caused some folks to have to onboard again. 0.9.8 corrects all this and improves syncing and notification reliability.
Some folks are also experiencing "I don't see content until I post" or "I haven't seen content in several weeks". We are testing a fix to be released next week for this. In the mean time, you can delete the app (your identity will be preserved), re-install, and use the app for several minutes to rebuild the content.
Finally, we've noticed that several folks are still using old versions of the app. Please check the TestFlight app to install the latest version, and turn on Notifications for the TestFlight app to be prompted when the latest version is released.