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Gluon for Micro.blog

An app for both iOS and Android, built on React Native, for Micro.blog.

Gluon is a highly opinionated, but customisable, cross platform app for Android and iOS for Micro.blog.

If you’d like to find out more, please visit the Gluon website. Or keep scrolling to read the development blog.

With Gluon, you can do the following:

* Posting is available for Micro.blog hosted sites only. Posting to third-party blogs is coming soon.

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Hoping to make a small dent into the Gluon Universe this week and finish the Android update that’s been waiting for me...

Asking for anyone using Gluon, that app for Micro.blog… what is the one feature you would like to see improved in the next release (that reads… existing feature and not anything I haven’t shipped). Let me know.

If you’re running the Gluon TestFlight build for iOS, please download the App Store version. It’s due to expire and there won’t be a new build for another few weeks.

BTW, I was totally kidding about Gluon being built with Electron for the Mac. The dev team of one had a talk and decided it’s not worth the dev resources. No further long blog post required to talk about my reasoning.

Gluon for Mac, and other systems that do actually exist, will be powered by ELECTRON.

Starting next week, I’ll be removing Sentry from Gluon. It served a purpose at the beginning, but I just prefer real feedback from people using it. Plus it’s one less data point I need to worry about.

Have added Micro Camp info to Gluon. Wish I could have implemented it in a way that allows for a bit more free text… but, just follow the link to go to the site.

Planning a smaller release for Gluon on iOS in the coming month. Just a little tidy up here and there. No new features.

Also would love to add a "be kind" condition of use for the app, going beyond the Micro.blog guidelines.

Most important is documentation though.

New Gluon beta release for Android. 2021.2 Build 46.

There is a new beta release for Gluon on Android. It’s 2021.2 Build 46. It’s propagating on the Play Store at the moment. If you noticed, there was also build 45 which came out earlier this week.

Release notes:

A few more bits for me to do, but hoping to release this soon.

Enjoy it, and give it a go. It’s available as a open beta test so feel free to test it and let me know any feedback.

Making a start on the next Android version of Gluon 🥳

Do you reckon I have enough Gluon based projects? One is missing too!

Oh and talking about Gluon… going to give some TLC to the Android version also very soon ✌️❤️

I’m going to start blogging about the new version of Gluon soon again. It’ll be like day one of the project. Excited to get started.

A few weeks ago I announced that I will be trying out Discord for Gluon. It’s been fun, but it’s not for me. Thank you to everyone that joined in. It’s nothing personal! I prefer the way it was before and just looking at keeping it all cozy and central to email and direct feedback.

Whilst I did love the feedback loop and conversations, it just distributed how I work a little bit too much for my comfort. I also didn’t want to branch off to yet another avenue of support and mainly presence. At the end of the day my blog, and the app, is my presence and that’s how I like it.

I’ll be removing the server next week.

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The new Micro.blog Pens category is now live in Gluon 🥳🖋