I took some time to make a quick video of our upcoming Pixelfed Android client, we will make an alpha release soon ™️
You can of course already go take a look at the source code and compile it for yourself, for now hosted on GitHub but that will change soon: https://github.com/H-PixelDroid/PixelDroid/
Still a lot of work to be done, but it's slowly getting there :)
Thanks all for the very impressive welcome, and thanks to the people who already translated the app into 3 other languages 😱. I love the fediverse!
We will do an alpha release soon. Not giving any dates, because that will just bite me when we don't meet the deadline, but soon ™️
If you want to help with translation, that can already be done on https://weblate.pixeldroid.org, although a lot of strings are not translatable yet (PR fixing that in the works)
@PixelDroid wow! Looking really good!
@jiminycricket Thank you for the kind words :)
I kinda might have carefully selected what features I used for the video though 😆
There are some issues with the API dansup is still working through for the likes for example.
@PixelDroid hey!!! Great news!! I have sent spanish translations via weblate.
There's a way to install the app (maybe f-droid)?
@victorhck oh wow thank you, there isn't much to translate yet since most strings are hard coded, but this will change soon (there is a PR for it, which is almost ready 😄)
I'm happy weblate works, since I self-hosted it. Thank you for your contribution ❤️
@PixelDroid well, I sent "suggestions" bc I'm not registered in your weblate instance... (maybe I should)
@victorhck Oh right, I didn't know that was a thing. Feel free to make an account, I think that should work 😅
@PixelDroid yep, seems to work smoothly. So accepted the sugestions that I made, and fix some warnings!!
Still there's no an app to install and test, right?
Anyway, thaks for your work!! and waiting to test in my device! ;)
@victorhck You can compile it yourself if you want, but we're not doing a release quite yet. Soon though ( ™️ )
Thank you for your contribution, a lot more strings coming soon I think :)
@PixelDroid Maybe would be great to have some instrunctions to do it in the README (wink)
@victorhck Yes, we will definitely do that eventually 😆
@PixelDroid Hi there! That's good news! I would like to translate the app to catalan, is that possible?
@PixelDroid I'm gonna check that, and how can I compile the app?
@retiolus install Android Studio, hook up your phone to the PC, open the project, click the play button to launch on your device (might need to install adb or android-tools first)
@retiolus be aware, the video shows a branch that is almost ready to merge (just need some more testing to have enough coverage)
@PixelDroid Translated French and Catalan 😜
@retiolus love it, keep posted for more strings coming up 😄
I am so happy to see this development started, honestly!!
@d599f84e well, we're happy too haha. I hope we won't disappoint the apparently high expectations placed upon us 😉
@PixelDroid looks nice!
I think we could use this photo editor in Tusky!
@charlag Oh, it's just a couple of libraries stringed together, but I think it would be a good idea to spin it off into a new library (especially since a big part of it is not maintained). Thanks for the kind words, means a lot coming from one of the people behind Tusky. We took a lot of clues from Tusky btw, since Pixelfed has the same API ;)
Also we use @ConnyDuck 's fancy button library.
@PixelDroid this is so cool! I added Swedish as a new translation but after a couple of strings completed I get this: "This translation is currently locked for updates." Is there something you could do?
@iah solved now, I was making sure the local weblate repo wasn't diverging in a bad way from upstream :)
@iah Tack så mycket :)
@iah I had to lock it a bit more, sorry for the inconvenience. And thank you for the translation
@PixelDroid aye, I noticed. How come the lock down?
@iah Well, weblate needs to keep a consistent state with the github repo basically. I did something wrong a while ago, so I had to manually fix it, and for that I can't have changes happen in the middle of the fixing process :)
@iah Yeah we should add comments to the strings, I'll make sure that's done.
Hey there, your app is doing a great job! At libreadvice we built the app and now testing it. We will also make a review of it as soon as it is ready. We were waiting for a pixelfed app for soooooo loooong! 👏👏
@libreadvice Oh, please check out the multiAccounts branch which is the one shown off in the video. Also, don't expect too much of it yet, a lot of things need to be fixed, and there are some API issues that need to be fixed in Pixelfed (to get the like/share buttons to work for example)
Will check that one out! Also we will provide some user experience for testing ;)
@libreadvice that's very nice, but I think your efforts would be better spent if you wait a couple of weeks, we still have a lot of bugs we already know of that will be fixed by then.
@PixelDroid it looks wonderful!
@PixelDroid looks impressive already.
@MrManor That's because I carefully chose what I did in the video 😉
But thank you for the kind words :)
@PixelDroid Awesome this is gonna make it easier to get more people involved 👍
@PixelDroid Looks more than an alpha here.
@jeroenpraat That's because that video is slightly hand-crafted 😉
@PixelDroid OK, I didn't say anything 🤐
@jeroenpraat I mean, to be fair the whole video is really from the app, I just didn't do some things that are broken, etc. Thank you for the kind words in any case :)
@PixelDroid general Kenobi! (Sorry, had too, you literally asked for it)
Very good job! Congratulations! 🤩😍😮
@PixelDroid I see value in this app. Will make, if possible, Portuguese translation when I have some time. 😉 Congratulations!
@PixelDroid After some search I noticed PixelDroid is not on FDroid. So, only after PixelDroid is on FDroid, I will take time to do Portuguese translation. Fingers crossed
@PixelDroid I can't wait man !!!!
@PixelDroid Yuhuu! Nice! I added the Catalan translation!
@t3rr0rz0n3 Thank you 🙏
Dayum it's looking cool !
@manulfk Thanks for the kind words!
Not sure if you've seen, but in the meantime we have an alpha build out, see https://github.com/H-PixelDroid/PixelDroid/releases
Nice, I'll give it a go. Thx :)
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