Vincent Ritter

Initial Gluon 2.0 alpha release

I’m feeling a bit under pressure to release Gluon as the older TestFlight version has run out. So in an abnormal move, I’m just going to release what I have to my lovely TestFlight testers. Rather have that away from my mind so I can concentrate on other things too.

It’s far from complete and it has more features missing and many bugs compared to my last public build. However, it now has incredibly strong foundations for a great future (so I hope).

The coming weeks and days will be busy getting it ready with feature parity with the old build… so give me a bit of time to work on those.

Biggest things missing from this new build:

  • Replying (end of next week)
  • Account/Profile screen (end of week)
  • HTML feed (the posts, they still need tweaking and sometimes miss a few things - this week for trying to sort that)
  • Gallery view (maybe this weekend)
  • Post actions eg: reporting user, favour post etc (no timescale)
  • Discover categories (no timescale as I’m implementing a custom JSON feed for the categories, so I don’t have to push updates out when there are new things)

There’s probably more…

Android version will also be released in the coming weeks.

The last app build was between 22Mb and 26MB. This one is going to be ~5MB 🤩

It will hopefully hit your devices as soon as Apple review it:

Feedback is always welcome (gluon@vincentritter.com).

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