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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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Pushed out another small update to Gluon TestFlight, with more tweaks to Timeline sync.

Unfortunately I am at the stage where I am having limitations and framework bugs that make it near impossible of what people want. Might have to rethink it more. React Native is powerful, but something like this really throws stuff out the window quickly considering JavaScript can only run on one thread (which sucks) = SLOW.

Saying that, I am happy to have laid groundwork for all of this. The marker is synced across devices… which is nice.

I don’t want the experience to suck, which it certainly does if there is a long list of items that you haven’t caught up on…

I am torn.

The right thing to do is to just mark it for now, and let you manually scroll via a button interaction. So much to decide.

The awesomeness may just have to wait for the rewrite.

Nothing like being able to sleep in. And of course I was dreaming about the Gluon timeline sync. I wasn’t happy about the way it worked yesterday… and there are limitations in what I can do. So I need to find a compromise — which I think I have figured out.

What better time than give everyone a broken Gluon build at this lovely hour 😂 Nah, not broken… but highly experimental. Still loads to do with timeline sync… Still need to play with it before I release the next TestFlight version.

05:00 AM… it’s bright… still working on Gluon timeline sync…

Guess I’ll go to bed so I can fight another day.

I have committed… that means it is sorta working enough for a TestFlight build.

So ->| |<- CLOSE with Gluon and Micro.blog Timeline sync… 😋

Emoji POWER

Getting drunk = getting distracted… Trying to set up a Discord server for Gluon supporters, because they ARE THE BEST ❤️

Beer in my right hand… maybe I can start work on the Gluon timeline marker sync… 🤔

Alrighty, so now to tear down feed syncing for Gluon. Yipppeeee. Probably the oldest code in the whole app (except login logic). Good thing with this is, is that I can also bring it to Android when it’s done.

Adding a bit more context to the context menu in Gluon.

Just a general shout out to anyone that wants to promote their things in Gluon, you may do so with the following info here. No charge. Hope it helps whomever needs it.

So, asking for Gluon… what do you expect from a "Last viewed" marker?

Reply away ❤️ This is important market research 😂

I had to remove custom theme support for the upcoming TestFlight version of Gluon. I don’t think I’ll be able to add custom themes until the bigger rewrite. It’ll switch based on the system for now.

Will of course see if I’m able to add it again...

Thanks so much to everyone letting me know how well my timeline marker button is working in Gluon… NOT 😭. I am going to rewrite the sync "engine". Suggest you turn off the setting in Nitpicky. It will still sync your position to the MB API though.