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vincent
vincent

Just a reminder that I’m taking feature requests for Gluon, for Apple devices. Let me know. Already have great feedback so far.

zorn
zorn

@vincent I use my iPad in landscape and having full width posts feels a little wide for me. Would love an option to have a sidebar or something to help readability in that environment.

sproutlight
sproutlight

@vincent I don't have any major requests – the ability to adjust the font size especially is what gives me joy about Gluon. In the realm of fun but not critical, I'd love if the homescreen icon color could be changed (such as to match the accent color, in a similar way that the Carrot Weather app lets you change the icon). The use case is that if I were able to change the icon to the orange color, it'd pop more as being M.b. at a glance.

vincent
vincent

@zorn thank you Michael. Yes, sidebar is certainly something I want to add. The iPad app has always just been a bigger iPhone version... hope to make it extra nice though for it 😀

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vincent
vincent

@sproutlight thanks! Yes, I’ll add matching icons to Gluon for sure. I did want to add them for the next update I’m shipping soon, but decided not to... 😬

ciaran
ciaran

@vincent A minor request for allowing different app icons on iOS. (Great feature to unlock as a bonus for tip jar payments)

kaa
kaa

@vincent A minor request was a bunch of different kinds of icons. While I do love the care you have put into the app, there are some design choices that I would approach somewhat differently ...but tbh I don't think it is my place to tell you how to do your app, you've got a clear vision for it.

philbowell
philbowell

@vincent the ability to hide or organise the topics in discover would be great. Some I’m not interested in, and some I am are near the bottoms.

philbowell
philbowell

@vincent also, being able to reply with just a swipe instead of a swipe and a tap would be great.

vincent
vincent

@ciaran thanks Ciaran! App icons are coming. Wanted to add it for the next update in a few weeks, but decided to wait for the bigger rewrite 😀

vincent
vincent

@kaa thank you Khaled. I will be adding more icons for sure... and an all new design also, which I hope will satisfy more 😊😬

vincent
vincent

@philbowell thanks Phil! Yep, so... I had something planned for months here on categories and I think you will like it once it’s ready! Also... copy that on swipe to reply action ✌️

ciaran
ciaran

@vincent Glad to hear it! (And sorry to duplicate requests.) I'm very excited that you're rewriting for Apple platforms. I'd love for Gluon to be a poster-child for adoption of best native interface elements (much like I think NetNewsWire does for RSS).

ohBananaJoe
ohBananaJoe

@vincent Just iOS, hm. Do you know how many Android users you have?

shawnyeager
shawnyeager

@vincent Hey, Vincent. Just downloaded your app today. Great work. Have I missed it, or is editing one’s own posts not possible?

mcg
mcg

@vincent You probably know my request before I ask. Read position holding and no timeline gaps.

stevesnider
stevesnider

@mcg +1 on the timeline position selection.

vincent
vincent

@dominikhoecht I actually mention in the article that I will do a separate feedback session for Android users ✌️ I need to check how many Android users I have... same with iOS actually haha

ohBananaJoe
ohBananaJoe

@vincent Just the read the short post on micro blog, sorry 🤦☹️

vincent
vincent

@shawnyeager hey Shawn. Thanks so much! Editing posts is not currently possible but it’s certainly on the list. I think at the moment the official app certainly allows it, but I’m not sure...

stevebrady
stevebrady

@vincent new Android user here. Loving the app.

Omrrc
Omrrc

@vincent I like how in the Micro.blog iOS app that when I use markdown it shows up. I mean when I add _ then the text shows in italics or that when I put links the text changes colour.

I think it’s maybe as a beginner user it’s helpful to see it!

maique
maique

@Omrrc @vincent That’s a nice one! It’s useful to quickly check if the formatting is error-free. +1 for this request.

vincent
vincent

@stevepbrady hey Steve ✌️Thanks so very much! Let me know if there is anything 😊

vincent
vincent

@Omrrc @maique I hear you regarding the text editor 🙃 I think the solution is more a rich text editor than having to fiddle with markdown (someone else had a similar request). I’ll see what I can do there... failing that - yes, will also add nice inline styling.

maique
maique

@vincent I saw the rich text editor, and for me that would be overkill. I love how markdown works, it’s my favorite way to write. Inline styling would be more than enough, that’s handy for a quick check.

vincent
vincent

@maique Rich Text Editor is probably the wrong word haha. But I want to explore something more user friendly to the folks that don’t know Markdown as such. I’ll of course cater to both use cases haha. I think something visual, without the markdown syntax for people that just want to write without seeing all this extra syntax... and of course how it is now, just with better styling.

vincent
vincent

@maique ah sorry... I reckon you looked at Quill? Yeah, that was just an example. I like it when it’s simple... so I wouldn’t ruin it with a full on RTE.

stevebrady
stevebrady

@vincent I appreciate rich text, not a markdown fan. (I know, I know, Heresy!)

erick
erick

@vincent very nice app, thanks for giving it for free! Keyboard shortcuts on the iPad would be helpful.

maique
maique

@vincent Still have to check that one, never felt the need. My reference, other than the official one, is Drafts. They do a nice Markdown editor. Minimal styling, very sober.

brandontreb
brandontreb

@vincent are you planning on support for posting to custom blogs/sites via Micropub?

vincent
vincent

@erick plus one on keyboard shortcuts. The new Gluon will have a nice iPad app to really complement the platform 😊

vincent
vincent

@brandontreb yes... although I said that for a while now. I concentrated more on pure Micro.blog for a while... but it needs to be done. I have enough requests for it now 😊🙃

brandontreb
brandontreb

@vincent haha no rush man ;) I’d def use it though if it had that feature. Great work on the app BTW. It’s really good.

jpayne
jpayne

@vincent ooh. Adding descriptions to photos and videos in a post and uploading videos? :)

vincent
vincent

@brandontreb Thanks so much Brandon 😊

vincent
vincent

@jpayne Videos... and maybe micro-casts? Sure thing for descriptions... Will add it on the list.

jpayne
jpayne

@vincent thanks! Hope you had a great weekend :)