Vincent Ritter

Taking feature requests for the next version of Gluon, on the Apple platforms.

Once 2020.5 ships at the end of the month, I'll be working solely on the totally revamped version of Gluon. Whilst I'm probably bitting off more than I can chew... it's the right thing to do for the Apple community and for the future self.

My first steps will be to take what I have already and make it available, to the best of my ability, in this new version. However, I do think some features that currently exist may not make it 100% - a better way to explain that is that I'm going to simplify and probably replace existing items with something a bit better if I can.

I want Gluon, on Apple platforms, to become something I can be super proud of. I am already super proud of it as is. However, deep inside, I know I can do better.

I love the Micro.blog community greatly. For me it's a good place to be on the internet. I have never felt so connected with various people! You really don't get this with Twitter or, presumably, others... Manton has done such an amazing job with it and it really seems to attract the last "good" people on this planet. There are times I really think the world has gone down the drain, but then I open my feed and see lots of wonderful posts from so many people. Not to mention the utmost support from people when you're down. Here to pick you up!

Gluon is my dedication to the community. I find it hard to express my feelings, so I hope the quality of craftsmanship coming in the future will show it.

I build Gluon based mainly on community feedback, because truly you all know much better what you want to have. I do have my opinions, which are strong, but I think there is a good balance here. This is something I want to continue.

Before I get into it... I am not forgetting at all about the Android version! In fact, I'm working on adding new features here also.

So, keeping in flow with the community, I thought it would be great to hear from you what you want to see in the future version of Gluon. I'm talking mainly features and not things like "a Mac app" or "a better iPad app" 😋.

I do have features planned, of course, but this time around I will keep them quiet until the time comes to show them. Because I need to see how best I can integrate them with the existing API without annoying Manton too much 🤪.

Once I start development of the new version, I will of course start blogging about it and you will see it evolve. So if you feel you want to wait until you give feedback, then please do.

Giving feedback is easy... you can reply to this post via Micro.blog, or you can email a dedicated email: [email protected]

I can't promise I will reply to all of them, but will do my best where I can of course.

Can't wait to hear from you all, and no matter the request, just keep it coming.

And as a shameless plug... if you do like Gluon and you want to support me, and my family, I have a donation page up at "Buy me a coffee". Any one off in-app purchase will be unlocked for you if you do donate. I'll even add a special thank you page for any supporters big and small!

Thank you already for your support for the near 2 years! Gluon would not be where it was today if it wasn't for you 🥰