Vincent Ritter

Gluon - Weekend update

Today I worked on a few features I wanted to add over the weekend. Nothing too big, but will hopefully make it easier to use the app.


First, I added a long press action to any post (the post content), this brings up an Action Sheet on iOS with several options. Here it is:

These actions can be invoked anywhere where you see a post. I'll probably tweak the wording ever so slightly. If you have recommendations... reply to me via

Reporting a user

The report functionality is a two step approach, so don't worry. It will show you an alert before actually doing anything! Here it is:

I thought it would be a good idea to also add the username to the button as I think it would make you think twice, or more. I'm going to tweak the message a bit to say that all reports will be reviewed by the team, just to make that a bit clearer.


In the discover section I added a small Easter egg... well... and Easter egg that appears every Monday!

I thought it would be a great idea to recommend the "Micro Monday" category when it's Monday, just to keep the discover section a bit more dynamic. Hopefully this will drive a bit more engagement within the community.

I'll probably change the wording, so any suggestions are welcome. Also, I'll make this an option to hide, in case people find it annoying. Hopefully not though!

Oh and I changed the post time labels to give you a relative date, again I'll make this a user option. I kinda like it as it's accurate enough. Doesn't need to be right on the second... right?

That's it for now. If you have the TestFlight version installed you can wait for the update to come out (Build 20181111.1) - it's been "Processing" for the past hour, so it might not be until tomorrow...