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Shout-out to the @PixelDroid folks. Every time I open an issue I get a same-day reply, and they always have the wholesome honesty vibe of "oops, yes that's true, thanks for telling us" or "hmm, that's not supposed to happen, let me look into it". Makes me wanna be a beta tester for even more Fedi apps.

#PixelDroid #PixelFed #FOSS #beta

Hi everyone,

A new release just came out on F-Droid!

Big update and changes of the colors in the app.

You can now choose a color accent out of the four possible choices, the bottom bar in the main activity was updated to a more "Material 3" look.

This release also adds a new mascot drawing (which I commissioned with funds from NLnet 🇪🇺)

I hope you like it 😄

Have a nice day!

Been working a lot on design consistency and colours.

Next release will:
* upgrade to Material 3
* let you choose between 4 colour themes!
* maybe include a new, cute, mascot on the splash screen and "About" screens? This depends on the artist's timeline so I don't know yet :)

Hello everyone :)
Hope you're having a good day.

F-Droid finally updated to the latest releases, so the post creation doesn't crash anymore and the Hungarian translation is available in the latest release on F-Droid now :)

Thank you everyone for all the crash reports! I think about 30 different people sent me a report, and that's with my announcement on here 😅

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@PixelDroid My pleasure. I did not know neither @pixelfed nor @PixelDroid until yesterday, but it's cool to see other apps in the Fediverse.

Someone just translated the whole app into Hungarian! Thanks a lot Balázs! ❤️

If you want to contribute to the translations, please check out weblate.pixeldroid.org

We self-host our weblate instance. If you want to help with the hosting costs, you can donate on liberapay.com/PixelDroid/

A new APK was just published on F-Droid for 1.0.beta12. This and the 1.0.beta13 release that will be published tomorrow-ish both contain a pretty bad crash which happens every time you open the post creation view.

I suggest to not upgrade until 1.0.beta14 comes out (which I just published so it should be built by F-Droid around Monday I would say).

Sorry about the bad release :(

PixelDroid :pixelfed: boosted

Yay, it's time for another PixelDroid update :)

The last one was a year ago!

artectrex.eu/pixeldroid-update

I discuss what changes happened on PixelDroid, what I'm working on right now and what is to come in the near future :)

Another update is allowing you to open images in full screen and zoom, pan etc (finally ^^). For an app focused on image sharing this is a feature which should've shipped a long time ago, sorry for the wait :). These updates will be rolling out in F-Droid in the following days

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Hello beautiful people. I am publishing a release allowing video editing in the app. For now, you can mute and trim the beginning and end of the video, but it shouldn't be too hard to add a lot of other features in the future like cropping for example 😄

It does make the APK size a lot bigger but that will get better in a future update :)

By the way, our Weblate going down was caused by a hardware failure of my server, and I was able to replace the broken parts in part thanks to the donations PixelDroid received via our Liberapay ( liberapay.com/PixelDroid/ ).

Thank you so much for your donations, not only does the money help but knowing that some people care enough to take the time to donate to this project is such a nice feeling :) ❤️

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After a very long downtime, our Weblate (translation platform) is up again.

Please signal any issues (but expect some further downtime as I set it up further).

Thanks a lot to our translators for helping with translations!

If you want to help translate PixelDroid in your language, check out weblate.pixeldroid.org

PixelDroid :pixelfed: boosted

As you may have seen, @pixelfed has made changes to its software so that it is now compatible with most Mastodon apps.

This means (if the new feature is working correctly!) you can log into your PixelFed account on a Mastodon app, as long as your PixelFed instance has updated to the latest version of the software. Ask your instance admin if you're not sure.

The Mastodon app compatibility is brand new so it may have bugs. The PixelFed team has asked people to let them know if they have any problems.

Alternatively, there's a dedicated PixelFed app for Android called @PixelDroid which is available from @fdroidorg. There's a guide for installing F-Droid at switching.software/replace/goo

Also, there's an official dedicated PixelFed app on the way for Android and iOS, though it hasn't been released yet.

#PixelFedTips #PixelTips #FediTips #Fediverse #Apps #Mastodon

Fixup release has been published! Doesn't crash instantly anymore 😅

Happy holidays everyone 😊

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A fixup release for the crash problem has been published. Just have to wait for F-Droid to build it now!

Sorry about this ^^

Hello, we are aware of the crash affecting the latest beta recently published on F-Droid.

My apologies. It should resolve itself once servers update their implementation of the discover endpoint, but of course the app shouldn't crash because of an unexpected response from the server.

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PixelDroid :pixelfed: boosted

Yesterday F-Droid :fdroid: published our 1.0beta2 release 🎈

Crash fixes, #⃣ hashtag support, ⬆️ click tab to scroll to top, translation updates

(Client for , the federated image sharing platform) - f-droid.org/packages/org.pixel

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Wrote a blogpost going into what's up with PixelDroid, mentioning the grant and going into some details about infrastructure, translations, ...

artectrex.eu/pixeldroid-update

Feedback welcome, and please help me find a digital artist that might be interested in drawing some cutesy red pandas 😊

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