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It's finally here! v1.0 of Toot! has been officially released on the app store!

itunes.apple.com/us/app/toot/i

For those who have not been in on the beta test already, this is an Mastodon client for iOS, full of character and whimsy. It is multi-instance, multi-account, it is fast, it is comfortable and it is above all a lot of fun!

It has a strong focus on user experience, animation, and attention to detail, as well as being the best client for Mastodon around. Try it now!

Thinking about whether it would make sense to highlight when you are responding to someone who is not following you, and is to whom you are thus probably a stranger.

Like a little banner that asks you to consider if they really are wanting to hear from you?

Well, beautiful it is not, on the first try, but it does build and run with a few tweaks, which is quite impressive.

Going to start looking into getting the iPad version of Toot! working on macOS 15.

I noticed in the original announcement though that people thought it would also filter out content from gab, which I didn't originally intend to do. But since the reaction was generally so positive, I though I couldn't disappoint, so I added this also. This is optional, enabled by default, but can be turned off in settings.

Turning that option off will not make it possible to log in to gab instances, though. That will remain blocked, as I will not be providing a service to white supremacists.

This version also adds the filtering for gab. This basically means that should gab ever launch a Mastodon instance on one of their domains (which I'm not fully convinced they'll ever manage to), it will not be possible to add it to Toot!, or log in to it.

Toot! v1.8.2 is now also out.

itunes.apple.com/fi/app/toot/i

This one continues polishing the iPad interface, fixing a few issues:

* Using Toot! in split screen mode should work now.
* The sidebar is a little bit narrower on smaller iPads.
* Boosting from a different account shows the right icon now.
* As a bonus, double tap to zoom finally works!

Toot! v1.8.1 is out, with a few quick bugfixes.

itunes.apple.com/fi/app/toot/i

* Disappearing toot buttons disappear no more. I hope.
* Clicking on notifications should work on iPad now.
* Long presses on action buttons should work a bit more sanely if you have only one account.

There are a few more known bugs that need fixing, but they take a bit more time and will come in a later update.

In case anyone was wondering due to recent discourse, Toot! will be blocking any gab domains.

I do not support white supremacy and hatred, and will never support any server that promotes it.

Why is it that exactly every single time I want to do a really quick bug fix release is exactly when Apple finds some unrelated reason to not let the app through review?

If you’re having trouble because the Toot button disappears, you’ll unfortunately have to wait a little longer for a fix.

The iPad interface is of course a first version, and I'm sure I've forgotten to update some things to work well with this new layout. So make sure to report bugs and other oversights to the Toot! bug tracker: github.com/DagAgren/toot/issue

(I already noticed, for instance, that the easter egg game is pretty broken!)

It's time for Toot! v1.8!

itunes.apple.com/fi/app/toot/i

The big news this time is that there is finally a dedicated iPad interface, which is designed to use space a bit better, and allow more comfortable control.

In smaller updates, there is also now a switch to open all links in Safari, and if you long-press the action buttons on toots, you can perform them from different accounts.

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Update on the guinea pig: she’s been doing a lot better, and we took her to the vet today for a checkup.

He picked her up, got his phone out, and started taking pictures of her.

(Also later checked that she seems to be doing ok.)

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The idea of BlurHash is to take an image and turn it into a short string that can be easily stored in a database and included in server responses, that can then be decoded straight into a blurry placeholder image.

More information will come once I manage to push the full release of the code repo.

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Toot v1.7.2 is out!

itunes.apple.com/fi/app/toot/i

This one is another smaller maintenance release, which has a few bugfixes, but more excitingly (at least for me!) it adds support for the image placeholders coming in the next Mastodon version. They are already live at least on mastodon.social.

These are implemented using an algorithm I developed, "BlurHash", which I have been working on getting open-sourced at may day job.

Some screenshots to show what images look like while loading:

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Different blurhash settings, illustrated, from input image, to 3x3, to 4x4, to 5x5

I want to strike a good balance between "looks nice" and "any distressing content could not be discerned underneath"

The idea of BlurHash is to take an image and turn it into a short string that can be easily stored in a database and included in server responses, that can then be decoded straight into a blurry placeholder image.

More information will come once I manage to push the full release of the code repo.

Official release notes:

* Add support for nice image placeholders while loading.
* Fix a bug where image focus spots where set wrong.
* Tapping the "new toots" bubble will scroll the timeline to the top.
* A few other small bug fixes.

Toot v1.7.2 is out!

itunes.apple.com/fi/app/toot/i

This one is another smaller maintenance release, which has a few bugfixes, but more excitingly (at least for me!) it adds support for the image placeholders coming in the next Mastodon version. They are already live at least on mastodon.social.

These are implemented using an algorithm I developed, "BlurHash", which I have been working on getting open-sourced at may day job.

Some screenshots to show what images look like while loading:

Toot v1.7.1 is 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 out!

itunes.apple.com/fi/app/toot/i

This version fixes the mixed up local and federated tootlines, and has some minor changes to make Apple happier. Enjoy!

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