From a business perspective I can't make a case for a Don app yet. We've got too much other stuff on our plates.
If there's enough interest I can set up a Patreon for me to get something ported up to MVP level over nights and weekends.
Note: Any actual app would be paid, likely subscription based (not a fan of them but makes sense here for various reasons).
@pth I can totally get down with that!
If you can find a way to get patrons that support the app a promo code or even get in on the beta I think people would be very appreciative.
I’d be willing to chuck 0.99-1.99 your way each month if it was the same quality as Tweetbot.
@pth My $0.02:
you have such a strong track record and <groan voice>brand</groan voice> that you don’t have to be first (or even early).
I’ve heard a few mentions of others in the works which will pacify users in the short term, and you can wait and see if it will be viable before investing time in it.
But count me in as a pre-purchase when you do decide to do it.
The idea that we should keep nagging @pth to be making a Mastodon client is unambitious. Although Tweetbot is fantastic (my preferred for years), he’s clearly not motivated and, let’s be honest, it’s been a decade or so; I’m sure there are lots of both more motivated and just as talented developers with a fresh mindset. Let’s instead give them something to work with. What’s on your wishlist for a great Mastodon client? /cc @bens https://mastodon.xyz/@bens/100572552541848562
@pth I'd patreon the development and still also pay for/subscribe to the 1.0. My long term hope if I paid for those things would be something that eventually reaches "tweetbot's level of polish and attention but attuned to the unique features & use cases of mastodon," but even getting tweetbot's most basic aesthetics & conventions on top of the mastodon timelines would be huge.
@pth I‘d definitely pay. You‘re probably right in saying that it wouldn‘t make sense from a business perspective but imho it currently looks like as if most people that joined here recently are those that would leave Twitter if apps like Tweetbot were to disappear. At least I would!
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