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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

If you’re using Gluon, which I hope you are… I’ve added the #adayinthelife challenge images to the Discover More section, so you can see all the nice photos 😍

Just uploaded the latest update to the Android beta channel for Gluon (2020.5 Build 32).

Main update points for you are as following:

Now, there are a few issues that I have found whilst writing this, and I’ll get to them. Nothing too major. It’s a “beta” after all.

Next up is to add Push Notification support… and once that is tested and done… it will slowly move to public release.

Experimenting with making Gluon it a little more Android like. Post button at bottom right. Also added the profile button to the header.

Currently working on the multi-site picker for Gluon on Android.

Just a general reminder that Gluon has a mute filter! Kinda wish it synced with Micro.blog… my Twitter timeline seems to be more in check these days with a whopping 3 accounts I follow.

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.