Vincent Ritter

Initial Gluon 2.0 alpha release

Iโ€™m feeling a bit under pressure to release Gluon as the older TestFlight version has run out. So in an abnormal move, Iโ€™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.

Itโ€™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 buildโ€ฆ 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 Iโ€™m implementing a custom JSON feed for the categories, so I donโ€™t have to push updates out when there are new things)

Thereโ€™s probably moreโ€ฆ

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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