• Chris Trottier
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    1410 months ago

    Well, this could be Lemmy’s chance. But it will need to be easier for ex-Reddit users to sign up. I know that Lemmy instances have been brigaded, so I guess better moderation tools will need to be created before open registrations happen.

    • @dleewee@beehaw.org
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      810 months ago

      Same here. So far I’m pleased with the Jerboa app on Android. As a user of the Infinity app on Reddit I’m surprised how good things are working here.

      As a platform I do need to see more content being posted, like a constant stream so I always have something new to scroll through… 😜

  • @sub_ubi
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    910 months ago

    Lots of good information on reddit, what a pity.

    • @BlazingFlames6073
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      410 months ago

      Sad about that as well. It’s my main source of information.

      • @noodlejetski@beehaw.org
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        310 months ago

        no, Infinity is written from scratch and fully open source. all Vanced apps are modifications of the official, closed source clients.

      • @Kay_Angel@beehaw.org
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        210 months ago

        What do third party clients (like Infinity) do better than the official Reddit app other than performance? Just curious

        • @noodlejetski@beehaw.org
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          610 months ago

          no ads and more customizability. last time I checked (and I’ve been checking multiple times over the years), the official client didn’t even let me change the post and comment font size, which is by default too small for me. at the same time, I don’t need huge-ass cards for every post and switch view to just post title with small thumbnails. I can sort subreddits I follow the way I want to, with the ones I visit most frequently on top of my list. I can add labels next to usernames with notes about the users. when I’m writing a post, there are buttons that help with quick markdown formatting. the comment section has got colorful depth markers so it’s easier to keep track of the chains. even the UI integrates better with the rest of my OS. in comparison to that, the official app is a crippled mess that is only good enough when all you do is scroll through auto-playing gifs and videos, and it doesn’t even support some of the native reddit features (like opening categories of your saved posts - a reddit gold Premium feature) that the third party clients do.

    • petrescatraian
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      211 months ago

      @Kay_Angel I don’t know that much about development, but from what I see, the mods to the official apps are just that: mods

      If you’re on a device with limited space (say 16 GB internal storage), you’d definitely not wanna run a “reddit vanced”

      @darylsun

  • Unfunnyryan
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    711 months ago

    Paying for API access is… Understandable. Limiting the API calls is ridiculous. I will happily pay for a premium version of my 3rd party reddit app. But, if what it can pull is limited vs the official app, then reddit is something I’ll begin to step away from. Gonna Digg/Tumblr themselves if they’re not careful.

  • Nick B.
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    611 months ago

    I’ve used Baconreader for a number of years. I guess that will be toast then?

    • Unfunnyryan
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      611 months ago

      Seems like unless they pay for the API, then perhaps.

      • Nick B.
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        411 months ago

        It’s no great loss as it was a one-off payment in the App Store. If they changed it to a rolling subscription then I would seriously have to consider my options.