Vincent Ritter

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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.

Project posts

The new “Apple’verse” version of Gluon will ship with iOS15. 😂

Todays achievement… and I’m just playing around really, so nothing concrete TBH:


Happy to announce that Gluon version 2020.5 for iOS has shipped. Here are the release notes.

Thank you so much to everyone that has contributed and your ever lasting support ❤️

Onwards and upwards ✌️

Gluon version 2020.5 for iOS has been approved by Apple... so I need to go and press the button soon and release it.

Today I’m noodling around with Gluon Central, the API that I’m using for… Gluon. Could you possibly guess what it might be?

Added a few words of caution when you go ahead and enable notifications in Gluon. Want to of course re-write it slightly, so if you have suggestions, please let me know:

Push notifications will be sent, silently (with no sound), as and when a mention is received. This may take up your time during your nice day so please use responsibly.

Place your bets:

Found a few more bugs in Gluon to do with category selection and a few other tweaks that I can add. Will get those out today at some stage. Thanks fo bearing with me with all the HOTNESS. 🤤

Oh and build 20 for Gluon 2020.5 will be out shortly via TestFlight… as there is a crashing bug with the discover section = lazy developer 😭

Gluon now has much better error tracking. I made a mistake earlier on by setting the wrong release name, so all the errors were garbage. Now fixed and working like a dream with line numbers for the code in question.

Just released TestFlight version 2020.5 (Build 19) for Gluon. Fixes issues with sending to the correct blog (when you have multiple). Thanks Paul for reporting and bearing with me. Also tweaks a few UI bits and changed some wording.

I’m hoping this will be the release candidate that will ship, if Apple approve it, at some stage next week. Then it’s onto Android and the new Apple device version ❤️

Best feature for 2020.5 is the hidden pink icon. Nothing beats it!

I’ll be sorting out some stuff for Gluon this week. Top priority is to get a new push certificate to Manton… otherwise push might stop working at some stage this week 😂

I’ll be doing some very minor tweaks to the iOS Gluon beta over the weekend and then hopefully ship 2020.5 next week (if it gets approved). Has taken longer to get to this stage, but I’m fairly happy with where it is now. Especially the pink icon.

Waiting for Jean to update the August photo challenge for week 3, and then I can publish it to Gluon (latest beta) 😋

New TestFlight build (16) out for Gluon. Improves challenge content updates, account switching/adding improvements and of course the “minor little thing” that is called… PINK.