@Mastodon @Sujitech_official @lickability This might be my subjective experience, but wouldn't an Android app be needed even more or at least the same? There seem to be more Mastodon apps for iOS than there ever were on Android and the ones that are on Android seem to lack essential features, so I pretty much had to slap together a simple web app for myself, but even that is far from what the Android users need.
@TheCanine @Mastodon @Sujitech_official @lickability read the blog post. Plan is to bring Android and iOS apps, but iOS is first. Maybe because it’s easier to make an iOS app, or because they got more knowledge in developing for iOS. Or it’s because most iOS apps cost money and the few free ones are not good enough.
@Lu @Mastodon @Sujitech_official @lickability I have looked into the companies they chose (especially Lickability) and that's where I'm coming from, this company only links to the iOS versions of apps on their website and while I was able to find these apps on Google Play, I wasn't able to find out, if they were made by the same company and if so, why were they not linked in their portfolio. I want to trust them, but I had seen too many of these companies fail on the Android end before.
Seriously? Why do this? Why not cooperate with existing app developers of the already 5 mastodon apps that exist for this?
The issue is just a name, that is easy to find?
I have no Idea how metadata works on the iOS store, to search for apps, but is this not something that can be solve with metadata in the existing apps?
Why start the burden of creating an app client, but just for iOS?
@Mastodon @Sujitech_official @lickability Hey, sounds fun. I'm glad that folks on board all agreed. I do find it curious that an iOS app is being developed before an Android app. The market for Android dwarfs iOS. If onboarding is really the goal it seems like you decided to work with 1 arm tied behind your back.
You can be unhappy about that, yell at those people or try to teach them, or you can write an app. Since the former is hard, rarely works and can be considered manipulative, it seems that Mastodon choose to do the latter.
Let's see where it leads.
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