If I wrote apps I would totally create a mastodon app that showcased the photos, showing them full-frame rather than cropped, etc., like instagram. (I'm assuming that's possible?) I love the photos my friends post on instagram, but I don't see the same encouragement to put the effort in here because the interface just doesn't highlight them the same way.
@intherain I'd love to see a good writeup of the protocols/apis mastodon relies on, because once that happens i feel like it's just a matter of time until a bunch of specialized frontends pop up.
@WAHa_06x36 (got a toot roadmap so I can know what things not to bug you about? Also glad to not bug you anyway :))
@ranjit Well, there is something in the beta testing notes, but not very well structured.
In summary, beyond getting all the basic functionality completed to a reasonable degree, there is:
* UI theming.
* Snap video (like Vine).
* Some way to put images inline in the toot (this can already be displayed if you put in the image URLs by hand).
* Maybe folding notifications together?
* Lots more easter eggs.
@ranjit I was going to link an example toot for the inline images, but not only can I not be bothered to find it, I also realised I need to implement opening links to toots properly first.
@WAHa_06x36 Ah, cool. Uhm, so I just noticed I gave you the wrong address for my appleid. The one I gave you goes into the same mailbox, so I got the email and was able to download the app, but if you need the one that actually is my appleid I can send you that. (I just switched from gmail to protonmail so I'm still getting used to my own mail system rn 🙄 )
@intherain If the app runs, it's all good.
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