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The Mastodon Twitter account is really unprofessional, and seems like a major reason as to why most of the users there aren't taking this platform seriously.

I'd also argue that another big reason I've seen users hesitant to transfer over or even try this out is due to the overwhelming whimsy scattered through everywhere. We really don't need to reinforce the word 'toot' everywhere.

Also, the decentralised benefits keep being talked about but no normal user really cares about that. Mention editing posts!

Every day, Mast gets slightly better. It's definitely a lot of work, but it's on the path towards becoming the go-to iOS Mastodon app. If there are any missing things that you believe will help it get there, please let me know!

So I’ve got upwards (and downwards depending on position) timeline gap loading working for Mast now! It won’t be in the next update just yet though, as I still want to spend a few days making this a bit better.

*Finally* fixed the emoticon bug in Mast that’s been bothering me for weeks where custom emoticons wouldn’t always load. It won’t be in the next update, but in the update after.

The trends view in Mast is great for discovering what people are talking about. It looks pretty good too if I may say so myself.

Working on adding trending tags historic metric data for a future Mast update.

A new Mast update is now available on the App Store. It brings three great new things, amongst many others:

- Notifications position syncing and gap filling
- Trends and tags to explore
- Profile directories to find and discover new users

A new update for Mast has already been submitted just two days after launch, with a massive change log full of new features and fixes to some old ones. Who needs rest anyways?

It'll hopefully be available over the weekend.

All parts of this app have now been approved through the App Store review team! But could take hours to propagate through so will attempt to launch Mast 2.0 either tonight or tomorrow.

Both the iOS and macOS versions of Mast have been approved by the App Store and are pending my manual release. Literally just waiting for the IAP to be approved now. Just got to wait I guess.

So Mast got approved for the App Store, and is pending my manual release. BUT the corresponding IAP are still waiting for review. So releasing now would mean the purchases would fail. Tricky situation. Seems like a waiting game now.

Just pushed out another Mast beta (I promise this is the final one now before being uploaded to the App Store), which fixes various pressing issues. Sorry!

Spotted some pressing issues with the previous Mast beta, so pushed out a new one to resolve those. This is the final one, and has been submitted to the App Store too.

Woo, the iOS and macOS versions of Mast have now been submitted to the App Store for review. Now we wait.

(Some of you on my timelines and in my notifications may make an appearance in these App Store screenshots)

I've been working on this new Mast update on and off for months (but been pushing out a new update daily for the past few weeks), and super excited to get this out there!

Btw, the latest Mast beta is 99% going to be the one uploaded to the App Store as a v2.0. (Unless some major bug exists).

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!