Vincent Ritter

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There will also not be any timeline syncing anytime soon in Gluon. Work needs to happen on the 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 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" ✌️

Coming to a new Gluon TestFlight soon... profile accent colours. Just some fun really. Will add "emoji" badges and perhaps custom emoji images also. Planning to let other apps use the Gluon API to grab the data if they want (if there are any – HINT!).

There's a new TestFlight build out for Gluon on iOS (Build 27). Fixes the timeline jumping around like crazy (sorry 😞) and also adds a pure black/OLED mode when the dark theme is on (setting is in Appearance). Enjoy.