Releases

Release notes for both the iOS and Android version of the app. Thank you to everyone reporting bugs and for providing me with feature requests. If there is anything get in touch with me.

Version 2021.2, released 2021-09-27

Platform:
  • Android

Hello dear Android users. This update is just what you were waiting for!

Gluon always evolves and takes feedback from everyone using it. This is a smaller, but super nice, update. Hope you enjoy it.

Here we go:

  • Settings screen overhaul. Yeah, it was ugly... so now it looks nicer. And there are some goodies for you here also.
  • More accent themes. A few more colours to spice it up. Plus some user requested ones!
  • New Nitpicky settings for power users, including: a new image proxy logic handling, making those images pop on your device. Discover changes, like showing pinned topics (more on that next).
  • Discovery section, pinned topics. This was already here, but I thought I'll mention it. Now you can pin emoji topics to the top of the Discover section. Each time you load the screen it will pre-fetch your pinned ones so they're ready to rock and roll.
  • Timeline items now show if it’s part of a conversation (by changing the colour of the icon).
  • Reply screen now also shows from which account you're replying from... because sometimes you use Gluon with multiple accounts, and that can get confusing... yeah... whooops. No more!
  • Push notifications can now be turned off in-app if you want to have a break.
  • Oh and now you can also edit your replies, if within the last 24 hours. Whoop! (Requires a paid account with Micro.blog).
  • … and lots of behind the scenes changes and spelling tweaks…

Thank you, as always, to all your feedback and kind words.

See you!

— Vincent

Version 2021.2, released 2021-06-02

Platform:
  • iOS

Once again hello and welcome to another release of Gluon just for you on iOS.

I'm super excited to get this to you as I managed to get some features in the app that I always wanted. Nothing major, but was fun to do. Just to make a little bit better as Gluon matures.

So, here we go:

  • Settings screen overhaul. Yeah, it was ugly... so now it looks nicer. And there are some goodies for you here also.
  • Alternative icons. Yes, now you can choose an icon to match your favourite new computer or accent colour for the app. I'm just getting started here, so let me know what you want to see.
  • More accent themes. A few more colours to spice it up.
  • New Nitpicky settings for power users, including: a new image proxy logic handling, making those images pop on your device. Discover changes, like showing pinned topics (more on that next). Open links in-app or in your browser.
  • Discovery section, pinned topics. This was already here, but I thought I'll mention it. Now you can pin emoji topics to the top of the Discover section. Each time you load the screen it will pre-fetch your pinned ones so they're ready to rock and roll.
  • Timeline items now have a context menu, so you long press on any item to bring up your options. Reply, add to bookmarks and many more. The same goes for promoted content.
  • A tweaked tab bar, with new icons (yay!) and also a bookmarks section, so that they are no longer hidden.
  • Reply screen now also shows from which account you're replying from... because sometimes you use Gluon with multiple accounts, and that can get confusing... yeah... whooops. No more!
  • Mentions screen now has a notification button, taking you straight to the settings.
  • Push notifications can now be turned off in-app if you want to have a break.
  • Oh and now you can also edit your replies, if within the last 24 hours. Whoop!
  • There is so much more, and lots of behind the scenes changes and spelling tweaks...

Oooof, that was a long list. But fear not, I am always working on it if you didn't see something for you.

Thank you so much for everyone helping me keep motivated to make Gluon what it is.

See you next time.

— Vincent

Version 2021.1, released 2021-04-12

Platform:
  • Android

Just like the iOS update, here's to another Monday just for you folks running Android! Whoop.

This release has mainly concentrated on the Discover screen, including some bugs, posting and of course push notifications (which is like, super awesome!).

So here goes:

  • New challenge screen, showing a little bit more information including profiles when words were suggested. Also adds a calendar link, if it's available, for the photo challenges.
  • Ability to "pin" discover emoji topics to the discover timeline. Just long press on the topic in the Discover More section and you’ll get a little star to the top left — that means it is pinned. Find them on the main discover timeline. Long press to remove.
  • Native privacy focused, and friendly, promoted content in the discovery sections. These are run by me, using Sublime Ads, for people on Micro.blog. Have a look and see what you think. There is an option to disable them in settings for 5 days. If you have supported me in the past, via a donation let me know and I can add a little toggle to disable them forever on the Discover timeline.
  • Micro Monday profile tweaks, giving you a nice overview and you can listen/subscribe to the podcast. Go to Discover -> More (top right) and then find the Micro Monday section.
  • Inline images. You can now inline images in the compose window when creating a new post, if you have a hosted Micro.blog account. It's simple, but I hope you like it. Just tap the image after it uploaded and select the inline option. And nope, Gluon will never say "Uploaded by Gluon" with a link.
  • Push notifications for mentions 🥳 Thanks to Manton for enabling this on Micro.blog ❤️

Super excited that I got this out for you. I hope you enjoy it and hope it doesn't mess things up for you haha.

As always, thanks so much for everyone that has been following along and gave me feedback. You're the best ✌️❤️ And of course special love for you Android users.

If you want to get your podcast or other interesting thing into the Discover Promoted Content section, let me know: [email protected]

You'll need to be active on Micro.blog and preferably not a big business (because they usually ruin the world... I mean just look at Goog... I mean the EMPIRE... I mean... damn... you know what I mean!).

Version 2021.1, released 2021-03-02

Platform:
  • iOS

They say you should ship software on a Monday, and here we are... I did! Now technically it's Tuesday as I write this. ANYWAY!

I'm super happy to announce the first update to hit your fruity phones for this year, and don't worry Android is coming soon too!

This release has mainly concentrated on the Discover screen, including some bugs. There are always bugs... always will be!

So here goes:

  • New challenge screen, showing a little bit more information including profiles when words were suggested. Also adds a calendar link, if it's available, for the photo challenges.
  • Ability to "pin" discover emoji topics to the discover timeline. Just long press on the topic in the Discover More section and you’ll get a little star to the top left — that means it is pinned. Find them on the main discover timeline. Long press to remove.
  • Native privacy focused, and friendly, promoted content in the discovery sections. These are run by me, using Sublime Ads, for people on Micro.blog. Have a look and see what you think. There is an option to disable them in settings for 5 days. If you have supported me in the past, via a donation let me know and I can add a little toggle to disable them forever on the Discover timeline.
  • Micro Monday profile tweaks, giving you a nice overview and you can listen/subscribe to the podcast. Go to Discover -> More (top right) and then find the Micro Monday section.
  • Inline images. You can now inline images in the compose window when creating a new post, if you have a hosted Micro.blog account. It's simple, but I hope you like it. Just tap the image after it uploaded and select the inline option. And nope, Gluon will never say "Uploaded by Gluon" with a link.
  • Fixes an image bug when tapping on a post with multiple images — now the correct image is shown/scrolled to.
  • Fixes a potential issue when you reply to someone, but the text is cut off. This is mainly because you may have a large following count.

And that's it everyone. Super excited that I got this out for you. I hope you enjoy it and hope it doesn't mess things up for you haha.

As always, thanks so much for everyone that has been following along and gave me feedback. You're the best ✌️❤️

If you want to get your podcast or other interesting thing into the Discover Promoted Content section, let me know: [email protected]

You'll need to be active on Micro.blog and preferably not a big business (because they usually ruin the world... I mean just look at Appl... I mean the EMPIRE... I mean... damn... you know what I mean!).

Version 2020.5, released 2020-11-27

Platform:
  • Android

Hello dear Android users! Nope, I haven't forgotten about you. Gluon has been update with new goodies and, of course, bug fixes just for you.

Let's get straight to it:

  • New timeline design and tweaks. Featuring easy to use buttons and actions.
  • New "compose" icon for a Micro.blog hosted site.
  • Your profile image now shows in the header area on the "timeline" and others.
  • Allow and display multiple sites if your account has more than one "blog" hosted on Micro.blog. That means you can easily select which blog you want to post to with a simple tap right in the post editor or selecting it in the "More" screen. Thanks to everyone requesting this feature! It was fun... most of the time... to implement.
  • Categories update as you select a new site, if you use the above feature. It deserves its own point. I'm proud of it.
  • Micro.blog challenges! Yup, you heard me correctly. These now display in the Discover timeline if and when one is announced. That used to be a manual job, but now comes via the Gluon API!
  • Lots of bug fixes. Thank you so much to everyone telling me about your bugs.
  • There is probably much more that I totally forgot about.

Thank you so very much to everyone using Gluon on Android. I couldn't do this without you.

If you feel like leaving a review... then please do!

- Vincent ❤️✌️

Version 2020.6, released 2020-11-18

Platform:
  • iOS

Hello, and welcome to the next version of Gluon.

Not many features in this one, but it’s an important one that fixes a few new things and gets things tidied up for iOS14.

  • Fixes an issue with links not opening when choosing a different default browser.
  • Fixes an issue when you first log into the app, and no posts are shown. Now they show. Rejoice!
  • Fixes an issue when a modal would be dismissed when opening the in-app browser. Sorry for that.

And whilst we’re at it, Micro.blog recently launched "2.0" (two point oh). That means a few things were renamed.

  • Favorites are now "bookmarks".

New stuff exists also!

  • Tapping on a mention notification now opens "mentions" within the app and highlights the message with a little green dot. The green dot disappears after a minute or so.
  • Included with the above, there is an extra option to open up the actual conversation. Just saves you those extra taps. Find it in Nitpicky. Thanks Odd!

What else? Hmmm… That’s it for now. Hope you enjoy it.

As always, I never ask for a review - so if you’re willing, please leave one. It means the world to me!

Thank you for driving me to make Gluon better over time. Can’t wait to show you what’s next.

- Vincent

Version 2020.5, released 2020-09-03

Platform:
  • iOS

Hello and welcome to the next release of Gluon. I'm pretty excited about this one as it paves way for the next chapter in Gluon's short history.

As always, I want to say thank you to every single one of you that has contributed with your kind messages of support and feature requests. I know I cannot grant every wish, however I think this update ticks a lot of boxes.

So let's get to it:

  • New timeline syncing mechanism. You cried and I listened (and also cried). So now your feed should update and fill in the gaps the best it can. No more missing posts for you.
  • Allow and display multiple sites if your account has more than one "blog" hosted on Micro.blog. That means you can easily select which blog you want to post to with a simple tap right in the post editor or selecting it in the "More" screen. Thanks to everyone requesting this feature! It was fun... most of the time... to implement.
  • Categories update as you select a new site, if you use the above feature. It deserves its own point. I'm proud of it.
  • Micro.blog challenges! Yup, you heard me correctly. These now display in the Discover timeline if and when one is announced. That used to be a manual job, but now comes via the Gluon API!
  • Oh and now we come to bug fixes. There are a lot in here. Thank you so much to everyone telling me about your bugs. They've been bugging me, so I made sure to address some of those.
  • Slightly reduced app size... you heard me correctly!
  • Oh and something special... but I can't say more... except that it's pink!

Did I miss something? Probably.

I hope you're happy with this release as I am.

Again thank you so much to everyone. I couldn't do this without you.

If you feel like leaving a review... then please do!

Oh and thanks for reading the release notes... let me know if you did :)

Onto the next exciting chapter for Gluon! Can't wait to share it with you all.

- Vincent

Version 2020.4.1, released 2020-06-26

Platform:
  • iOS

24 hours later and yet another update! This one includes bug fixes for image uploads failing. So sorry for that 😔

In addition I tweaked:

  • Pull to refresh no longer causes multiple calls to the Micro.blog service.
  • Links open as they used to instead of a modal. So now you can back swipe like a champion!
  • Some other last minute tweaks… because I do that.

And if you’re wondering what I released 24 hours ago in the actual 2020.4 update you can read the release notes here.

Thank you all for your feedback ❤️

- Vincent

Version 2020.4, released 2020-06-25

Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android

I'm back with another update for you all. It’s taken a bit longer than I wanted… life threw some random curve balls!

So, let’s get to it:

  • You can now remove your posts so they no longer show in the timeline. Made a weird reply? Just remove it and start again. It’s a right swipe away.
  • Add the Discover “Tagmoji” when composing your post. This means it will get added to the correct Discover More section on Micro.blog. Just tap the “#” icon in the post screen.
  • Tweaked the Appearance section, which now works instantly! BOOM. KAAPOW! Have a play and find your favourite combination.
  • Added a font size setting so you can refine your preferred font size for the timeline, reply and post screens, on top of the system settings. Need 60 points of font size…? Do it!
  • Added a Micro.blog status check, which will alert you if the service is down or not. It’ll also offer to show you the status page on the “More” screen.
  • Fixes an issue when you’re following over 1,000 followers and your reply pane became… S… L… O… W. No more!
  • Fixed an issue with account switching.
  • Some wording tweaks and a sprinkle of emoji.
  • Fix a handful of wonderful bugs!
  • Overall UI tweaks and fixes here and there.

That's it for now and no doubt I forgot a few things.

Happy blogging and see you soon with another update ❤️✌️

Note for iOS users: Currently image uploading is a bit broken and won’t work 🤬. An update will be out soon with a fix.

Version 2020.3, released 2020-04-13

Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android

Here are the release notes for this release. There are many little tweaks here and there and I doubt I have them all here.

  • Posting now allows you to add categories to your posts, using the toolbar.
  • Replying now allows you to view the item you’re replying to, just tap on the “replying to” text.
  • In replies, you can now @-mention someone and it will auto-suggest anyone in your following list.
  • Your profile now displays your Pins that you have earned on Micro.blog.
  • Along with the pins the profile screens have been updated for easier navigation with clearer buttons and actions.
  • The timeline now attempts to stay nicely on your last post, allowing new posts to show without loosing your spot. Also includes a “new” indicator.
  • Feed sync has greatly been improved and should work faster, and also update past posts much better.
  • Nitpicky settings, found in the “More” screen, for your pleasure - Show character count when typing, display full names and so much more like the image proxy for when you need to save a bit data.
  • An overhaul of the “More” screen.
  • The reply and post screens have been overhauled to work much better.
  • Fixes issues with account switching.
  • Many under-the-hood UI tweaks, for example tweaked swipe actions.
  • And so much more

Thank you so very much to everyone using Gluon and your continued feedback and suggestions! ❤️✌️

Version 2020.2, released 2020-02-19

Platform:
  • Android

Hello dear Android users,

This update is for you and brings the app up to date with what the iOS version is running.

Here is a quick overview of what has changed and, hopefully, fixed:

  • Adds draft support for posts. Now you can start a new post and finish later. Find drafts in the “More” screen under “Posting”->”Drafts”.
  • Mute filter. Mute unwanted words or a user if you need to. You can find it in the “More” screen.
  • New swipe right action for a timeline item allowing you to add it to favourites, reply and others.
  • Report a user - you can now report a user to Micro.blog.
  • Profile actions - on any user profile you can now pull up more actions by pressing on the top right button in the navigation bar.
  • Hopefully fixed a crashing bug when you typed too fast on the “new post” screen.
  • Some other tweaks and fixes that affect the general performance of the app.
  • Adds the February challenge to the Discover screen; take those pictures.
  • Fixes a few crashing issues with when tapping a URL in a timeline item.
  • Better handling of your timeline position when new items are loading when you have scrolled down.

As always, thank you for your feedback. If you’d like to leave a review in the Play Store I would greatly appreciate it.

Version 2020.2, released 2020-02-17

Platform:
  • iOS

Hello everyone,

This update includes many tweaks and fixes:

  • Better handling of your timeline position when new items are loading when you have scrolled down.
  • Mute filtering is so much faster now; no more waiting!
  • Adds the February challenge to the Discover screen; take those pictures.
  • Fixes a few crashing issues with when tapping a URL in a timeline item, namely webcal links.

Version 2020.1, released 2020-02-11

Platform:
  • iOS

The initial iOS release 🥳

Version 2020.1, released 2020-01-08

Platform:
  • Android

The initial Android release ✌️