Vincent Ritter

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Coming soon to Gluon… … documentation.

Thank you to everyone sending in bug reports for the Gluon beta. Really appreciate it! I know that I sometimes don’t reply if it’s minor… I see all of them, so don’t worry.


I’m toying with the idea to re-do most of Gluon’s theming and underlying navigation engine. I know it will lead to many weeks and months of work… but I think it will be worth it - especially for what I’m planning.

Will decide after 2020.4 shipped.

Pushed out beta build 5 for Gluon 2020.4. Includes a few timeline sync changes… Also pushed out the Android 2020.4 first beta… which includes all updates in the iOS build. More to come 😋

Going to attempt to re-write most of the Gluon feed fetcher… I will probably fail.

💬 Quotes added to Gluon’s discover more section… whoop! Just don’t quote me.

Just working on adding Tagmoji to the compose screen on Gluon. Thanks to //Jason Burk for the inspiration ✌️

Thanks again to Manton for adding the gardening discover section on If you use Gluon, you can get right to it in the Discover More section.

I removed an earlier screenshot of this, on the timeline, by accident… so here is a preview:

Allows you to remove items from the timeline. Hosted blog post on MB will come soon too (separate from the timeline).


The Gluon Image Proxy is now also running within my own infrastructure and no longer on Heroku. Zero downtime whilst migrating. I love Cloudflare!

Manton has added new emoji to for Discover. Get them whilst they’re fresh in Gluon:


I just made the first commit for Gluon version 2020.4 😋

Gluon 2020.3 release notes

Last night, I released version 2020.3 of Gluon for both iOS and Android.

It's been in the works for about one month, with all you great testers. Thank you so very much for you continued feedback, bug reports and feature requests.

Whilst Gluon is "opinionated" I believe it's being shaped by the community at large. I hope this trend continues and urge everyone, that would like to, write in and give me your suggestions on what you want to see next.

Release notes

Here are the release notes for this release. There are many little tweaks here and there and I doubt I have them all here.


Now that we have .3 out the door, I'm slowly going to start work on the .4 for this year. I'm not 100% sure where it will go, however I have a list that I want to try and tackle.

Again, this will be a one month cycle (give or take) and will be available via the TestFlight channel in the coming week or so. However, just note that I will be making a few changes to TestFlight availability and I'll be announcing more on that this week. Hint: there will be a different list for "nightly" builds - but will be invite only.

Anyway, thank you so very much to everyone using Gluon! ❤️✌️

Version 2020.3 of Gluon was approved by Apple. Now I need to press the button and release it for both platforms and write the release notes. I’ll do that soon ✌️