We reached 10K downloads of the official Mastodon app for iOS!
@glitchwitch From what I gather iPad support and multi-account login are the most requested features (excl. the public timeline stuff) and we'll probably work on those next
Yes, I was wondering why there wasn't a Local or Federated timeline in the app. For the uninitiated, a note in Settings could be handy.
I also sort of miss the swiping I get in Safari. In short, apart from Notifications (and Apple Watch synching), I find I use Safari still.
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@Gargron is this meaningfully transferring to net new users, or is this just conversion of existing users of the fediverse to a new client?
@Gargron out of curiosity why did you focus development on iOS and not Android? Are there more Mastodon users on Apple's ecosystem or was it because Apple has a richer demographic?
@Acaii It's quite simple, I use an iPhone, so I am more familiar with this ecosystem (although I used to publish my own apps on the Google Play Store many years back when I had an Android phone). I thought the selection of iOS apps for Mastodon was quite poor, with the best choices being behind a paywall (which is not very conductive to attracting new people). In contrast, I know that Android has Tusky (which I contributed the design to a few years back).
@Acaii Another angle is similar to what you mentioned, Apple traditionally caters to creatives (artists, designers, musicians and so on) and that's the demographic I believe we need to attract to make the platform more worthwhile for everyone else.
@Gargron i meant in the occams razor way of your explanation not the other definition of parsimony which is stingy.
@softappworld no he essentially said that because android already has a few well developed apps he started with iOS.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!