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Hi all!

Wanted to share something I’ve been working on for a little bit. There are probably a ton of bugs and a bunch of features that are limited/not working, but any and all feedback is incredibly welcomed + if you find any issues please let me know.

I’m going to try to be publishing regular updates for features + bugfixes so please keep an open mind :)

Regards, Johnny

Edit: also I just published a new build that should be out in a day or two that optimizes the performance of the post details screen and adds support for markdown. If viewing posts is really slow please be patient.

Edit 2: I do plan to publish to Fdroid once things are a bit more mature.

Edit 3: Final edit I swear. I’m not associated with the main Lemmy devs and definitely don’t want to steal the spotlight from any of the incredible work they have done.

Metawish
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191Y

Awesome! Once it’s on fdroid I’ll download but the temptation is soooo strong to get the app! Great work and major kudos

@gravity
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41Y

Once it’s on fdroid I’ll download

Came here to ask about this, but yeah same.

@Echedenyan
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11Y

same

@resynth1943
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@geopoliticssuck
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161Y

Release source code pls

@johnny
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91Y

Will post back when it’s up.

Dessalines
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101Y

I have some suggestions but I’ll wait till you open up the source code and have a proper issue tracker.

Dessalines
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61Y

@johnny@lemmy.ml I would highly recommend against using trello as an issue tracker. Use any code-integrated one, gitea, github, etc, so that can close issues with commits. Otherwise you’re just committing random things with no connecting to bugs or features, and will never be able to show where you fixed what.

@SloppilyFloss
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91Y

Commenting from your app right now (: I’m really enjoying it for a first release! Has a nice design that doesn’t make it feel outdated like some open source apps.

Some immediate problems:

  • Bottom bar is not dark in dark mode

  • Notification bar is grayed out and does not match well with the dark theme

  • No indication of when posts were submitted

Regardless of these immediate problems, I enjoy it and will be using it plenty. I recommend everyone to try it out.

P.S. Could you link the source?

@rek2
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71Y

yes please i want to read the code before i install

@johnny
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61Y

Source coming soon 😁

@johnny
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21Y

Wrt your second point can you post a screenshot with what you’re referring to?

@SloppilyFloss
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1Y

The notification tray at the top is gray and doesn’t go well with the color of the dark theme.

@johnny
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41Y

Ah! Funny because I didn’t even notice that at first but now that you point it out I can’t unsee 😬. Will fix this in the next release 🙂.

@telefunk
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61Y

I really like the app. You have a good eye for clean, minimalistic design. It would be nice to have some way of switching between instances without logging out of one then into another.

@johnny
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41Y

Added to the roadmap! Thanks for the kind words ☺️

@johnny
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51Y

Just pushed a new version that supports viewing the site without needing a login + you can now point at any Lemmy instance. Thanks for the support everyone 😊❤️

@ster
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11Y

Have you released the source yet?

@ster
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11Y

Awesome!

@Scupake
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51Y

APK please?

@nutomic
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Can I use it without login? Not gonna do that in an app from google play.

@johnny
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21Y

Latest release I’m working on supporting browsing without logging in. Should be up in a couple days.

@Kamui
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41Y

ZOMG I’ve been waiting for this!

@AccessViolation_
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41Y

Posting this from the app. It’s great so far!

@SirLotsaLocks
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41Y

the app is so beautiful, the colors the rounded edges, the clean icons. The whole thing is amazing and smooth. This is gorgeous!

@SirLotsaLocks
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51Y

My main issue is only being able to use lemmy.ml, I’d love to be able to browse it and chapo.chat but everything else is so amazing I don’t even care. For an early build this is so amazing feeling to use.

@johnny
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41Y

There was an issue on the prod chapo.chat site that was blocking the app from working but that got resolved last night so I pushed a new build to the play store with the chapo instances as options. Should be up in a day or two!

@SirLotsaLocks
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21Y

woooo hype

@johnny
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21Y

Chapo.chat should be an option now if you update 🙂

@SirLotsaLocks
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21Y

thanks mate you are amazing

@andycuccaro
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41Y

I think that’ll probably be possible once federation is enabled.

@k_o_t
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41Y

could you post some screenshots? (i don’t have an android phone)

@k_o_t
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41Y

looks nice, thx :)

@johnny
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11Y

Do you have a Mac + iPhone by any chance? Once source is up you can build and install from source yourself. Not sure how likely I’m going to get passed Apple’s app store review, but I might try eventually.

@k_o_t
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11Y

yes, i do, what framework did you use?

@johnny
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21Y

React Native

@DelishVeg
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31Y

I was surprised how well Lemmy mobile site works with Hermit, but this is great!! Thanks for your hard work.

@ajz
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1Y

How to get iPhones donated ? :-)

  • Build popular Android app
  • Wait
  • ???
  • Profit !!!
@Bloodaxe
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31Y

Seems quite smooth! I wish I could switch to viewinh posts from all communities, like you can on the web version. That’s how I discovered your post after all 😎👍🏻

@johnny
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31Y

Will add it to the roadmap! Thanks for checking it out!

@SirLotsaLocks
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11Y

do you have or plan on having a trello or something like one that people can follow?

@SirLotsaLocks
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11Y

Nice thanks

@adamthephantump
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31Y

Would love an iOS version. :)

@johnny
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11Y

Have one working (I actually primarily develop on an iPhone simulator because it has better perf than the Android emulator) but I’m not sure how likely it is to get by app store review. When the source is released you can always build it yourself if you also have a Mac.

@buntilic
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21Y

Very nice, good to have an app

@abbenm
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1Y

I think the app description is very well done! There has been endless ink bytes spilled about how to best describe the fediverse to a layperson and this is one of the better attemps imo.

@johnny
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21Y

It’s word for word taken from the Lemmy GitHub so all props go to the devs!

@ingahybe
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11Y

Hi! I just tested it. Very enjoyable :) bravo! Is it Native? If not, I could have a little for the development or port to iOS

@johnny
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21Y

Entirely React-Native so the iOS version is working as well. I just don’t really want to approach the app store review until things are more feature complete/stable.

@ingahybe
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11Y

Very cool! This is great :)

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