given that the official Mastodon app is coming next year(?,) I’m going to FINALLY work on that iOS Mastodon Clients guide I’ve been meaning to write for the past four years.
I’d really appreciate any thoughts y’all have to share about specific apps (or about mobile social clients, in general.)
just posted this thread in r/Mastodon if you’d prefer to share there. https://reddit.com/r/Mastodon/comments/mxymr1/your_thoughts_on_thirdparty_mastodon_clients_for/
okay folks I am ACTUALLY serious about the most grueling part of this test... it's fucking notification test time.
I just took the time to disable notifications for everything else (excluding like... email and phone,) logged into this account from all of the apps... and enabled all notification ooptions on all of them.
HERE WE GO.
@tootapp includes some very charming custom audio notifications.
It just occured to me that they're more than just cute: these notifications going off on my phone have prompted more first time conversations about Mastodon in the wild than I can count.
so many, in fact, that I think they should be considered an essential onboarding feature lol
for those viewing on apps that don't support audio posts: https://whyp.it/t/toot-ios-app-custom-sounds-92997
just in case you happened to be desperately looking…
here are all the Bluetooth keyboard shortcuts I could find in @imast_ios. :)
idk maybe I've said it too much...
but I just want to pause for a second to tell you developers behind these dozen and a few apps:
you are all absolutely incredible. thoughtful. creative.
i s2g one day I will shout loud enough to get you recognized for the little bits of yourselves you've put into these experiences or I die trying.
@DavidBlue tbh, it could just be a progressive web client. I think you could test all the more obscure things like bookmarks, lists, and how well you can change back and forth between 2 different threads without losing you position.
@Linux_in_a_Bit this darn video.... I can't tell you how many times I've come across it in my year of iOS lol. they even played a clip of it in The Social Dilemma.
@DavidBlue They did? I think the place I've seen it the most is discord server notifications config: "Its best to turn this off if its a big server or else this might happen" (this was linked to the video).
@Linux_in_a_Bit yeah... I mean it could be legitimate? but I'm also positive it is not something you would be able to accidentally walk into, if that makes sense. current iOS would DEFINTELY be putting interrupts in there.
@DavidBlue there’s a few I see you haven’t mentioned. Here’s my folder of fediverse iOS apps I am trying
@liaizon I'm also trying to start a WriteFreely/Writeas community Discord server if you'd be interested. https://discuss.write.as/t/write-as-writefreely-community-discord/2831/3
@DavidBlue here the link to the Chinese app Dudu for mastodon https://apps.apple.com/us/app/%E5%98%9F%E5%98%9F%E9%95%BF%E6%AF%9B%E8%B1%A1/id1531987827
@liaizon I've got it, just wondering. I don't suppose you'd be willing to share the testflight link for Tusker would you? I haven't found it yet.
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