It’s already time for a new beta to my upcoming mastodon app, and this update’s HUGE. From toot composer enhancements to emoticons, filters to scheduled toots, accessibility enhancements to drafts, and much more. It’s the ONLY mastodon app worth using.
@JPEG The app is looking really well! Besides a couple of crashes it’s pretty amazing. I have one question though: do you have any plans to make the feed header and selector configurable to be in one line? In an iPhone 8 it takes a little to much space for my taste. Not a big deal tough
@srxavi Thanks! I'd love to know when the app crashed for you (what you were doing prior to it crashing) if possible please so I can resolve that. I don't have any plans for that yet as I'm aiming to make it look as iOS-esque as possible.
@JPEG The first time it crashed was when clicking on an image that I think it gave a 404. I could not reproduce it again though. The other crash, which is more consistent is when I click on a twitter username like @firstname.lastname@example.org
@srxavi Thanks for letting me know! I'll look into resolving those issues.
@JPEG You’re welcome. If I find more issues would you like me to report them somewhere?
@srxavi Yes please, preferably through here or through the email provided in TestFlight.
@JPEG Just found another thing: some of the emojis in the usernames do not load, they appear as :something: I think that the ones that fail are the ones configured in the instance, but I’m not 100% sure that only those ones are affected
@srxavi Ah yes I haven't added emoticons to timelines and toots yet, will do in a future beta!
@JPEG Overall the app is extremely fluid and responsive. Great job!!! If I can ask, what tech are you using to build it? No worries if you don’t want to share it, just asking out of curiosity
@srxavi No worries at all, happy to answer. I use Xcode to create it, UIKit is the foundation I use, and written in Swift.
@JPEG Thanks!! I’m asking because, although I’m mostly a backend/web frontend engineer I’m starting to do some hobby stuff on mobile.
@srxavi Nice! It's worth checking out for sure, there's a whole lot of users who only see the front end so a lot of possibilities.
@JPEG Quick feedback (written inside the new app): the image preview is a little wonky. Take your post I’m replying to.. just from the stream timeline I wouldn’t have guessed that there are actually 4 images attached to it and not just 2 (it’s only showing two in the timeline). Also, I’m really used to “swiping” between images on a single toot, which Mast2 doesn’t support (yet)?
@moritzheiber Thanks for the feedback! The horizontal image scroller in timelines is intentional to keep things minimal and not be overwhelming, but may add some sort of indicator to suggest how many images there are. And yes planning to add swipe through images at some point.
@JPEG it just needs to tell me “Hey, there are more than two images here” .. other than that it looks great. I’d also love for actions on toot “presses” to have options (ie being able to directly fav/boost from the timeline) but that’s a preference that might come later
@moritzheiber You can long-hold or deep-press on timeline toots to present actions, although these don’t work yet in the beta, will add it!
@JPEG yeah, I’ve discovered that already. I just love how simple Tweetbot’s interactions are with individual tweets.. thought I’d mention that
@JPEG Would be really great to be able to swipe between multiple photos in a gallery. Swiping sideways and dismissing the photo was unexpected!
@alexlafroscia Noted, will make that behave in a more expected manner!
@JPEG Man, the new version is great! It’s really fluid and it has a beautiful design ! Keep up the good work!
@iCesck That’s very kind of you, thank you!
@JPEG If ONLY we could use it on Android. 😉
@JPEG I just joined the beta and it looks really nice so far! One thing I found is instance timelines won’t load more than 20 toots
@jaredmoody Thanks for letting me know, I shall look into it for a future beta.
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