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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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There were a few issues with the new Gluon feeds, for the TestFlight app (and also current ones). Which meant slow updates. Hope to have that resolved now after a few days of making a change in Bunny (was caching related).

Wonder what I was planning when I registered those domain names 🤷‍♂️ Fun aside... when I first created Gluon, I called it "Gluon Social".

There will also not be any timeline syncing anytime soon in Gluon. Work needs to happen on the Micro.blog end to make that happen. I can make it happen my end, but that's a lot of work for me. Would be a paid feature if I did it.

I'll be ripping out all the Gluon notification and profile "fun" options in the next build (probably). I need to do more work here to make it what I want. Also going to make it a paid option when it eventually ships.

Just a general shout out to say thank you for all the donations and general love that you're all giving Gluon ✌️❤️ It means a lot, and makes me want to get out of bed in the morning. Can't wait to ship the next update.

I'm happy with the speed increase across the globe for feeds (for discover and tagmoji) coming into Gluon. Compare that to the other day.

Gluon uses its own "on edge" feeds for the discover feeds (including tagmoji). I just moved on over to use Bunny Storage. Let's see how response times work out here. Also using the Gluon Sync server to keep things fresh and updated.

Here are the current, old, response times:

I pulled the Gluon build from review. Needs more tweaking. Not happy with something. Might just remove the feature for now.

Gluon, for iOS, has been submitted for review ✌️ It's future is now in the hands of the Empire.

Just a quick shoutout to all the wonderful people using the Gluon iOS beta and trying out the new profile options within the app. So fun to see.

Made Name Server changes to the gluon.app domain. I'm monitoring it, but I think it's going to be A-OK. If something doesn't work for you, let me know.

I'm pretty happy with the response times for the new "fun" 😋 profile data for Gluon.

Tomorrow I’ll add a simple status page for all the Gluon services. There’s quite a lot going on now, so it’ll be good to have some central place, for myself at least, to check on things.

Just pushed out a little update to the Gluon TestFlight, Build 31. Now you can add a little emoji (or even two letters) to your profile.

Also fixes a few issues with navigating. Oh... and super experimental timeline tweaks (hoping it will better maintain position).

Got a few updates coming to Gluon later. Mainly fixing navigation issues when swiping on a timeline cell (to bring up the actions). Also... maybe a little bit more "fun" ✌️