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Finally got around to making a *proper* dark mode for 1Feed โ€” the previous mode just used CSS filters ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

It looks sooo much better! ๐Ÿ˜ The image on the left is the old dark mode, the image on the right is the new one:

Wow!! After less than 24 hours, my article is already 7th result on Google for "break Twitter addiction" (also on the first page for similar searches) ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Itโ€™s not a stupid sort of marketing article BTW โ€” It's an article that you might want to read and genuinely get value out of anyway, even if you have no interest in 1Feed.

It's something that wouldn't be out of place on my personal blog, either.

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The cool thing is, I get to write genuinely useful stuff while also building 1Feedโ€™s search presence โ€” it's a win win situation for me and the reader!

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๐Ÿฅณ After a lot of procrastination, I finally pushed out the first piece of content on the 1Feed blog!

Iโ€™ll be pumping out more content over the next few months, as I hope to make it a large marketing channel for 1Feed.

Let me know what you think of it!

๐Ÿ‘‹ Did you sign up to 1Feed?
Iโ€™d really love your feedback in this survey:

โœจ It only takes a few mins to complete if you give brief answers (although more detail is always nice)

โœจ Your answers are equally valuable to me whether you still use it or not! OS usage stats:
60% Windows (!)
16% Mac
15% Android
5% Linux
3% iOS (!!) OS usage stats:
41% iOS (!!)
26% Mac
19% Android
11% Windows (!)
3% Linux

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It's crazy how much browser/OS stats depend on your audience. browser usage stats:
75% Chrome
9% Firefox
6% Safari browser usage stats:
49% Safari
38% Chrome
6% Firefox

Wrote a few thoughts on how I plan to spend less time on my phone โ€” might be helpful to some of you too!

(I'm trying to get into a habit of writing smaller things more regularly on my blog)

Let me know what you think of the idea/design!

And if youโ€™re super brave, you can also take it for a spin right now at (WARNING: 1Feed Nightly may be unstable, sometimes I push random commits that break things)

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Hereโ€™s a preview of an exciting feature coming in next monthโ€™s 1Feed release โ€” Timeline screens!! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰

The main feed is great for keeping up to date, but sometimes you want to see content from a specific site.

Tapping a siteโ€™s name in your 1Feed will take you to this screen:

(although I've already got a pretty cool feature planned for the next release ๐Ÿ‘€)

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This release is the culmination of my work on 1Feed throughout February (it's been a bit slower as I've been focusing on schoolwork).

Almost all of the new features are based on your feedback, so keep it coming! ๐Ÿ˜

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1Feed 0.4.0 is now out!! ๐Ÿ˜

New features:
โœจ An "example items" screen for new users
โœจ A button to move feeds between folders
โœจ Web app (PWA) install button
โœจ Hiding older items by default
โœจ And more!

Read more at ๐ŸŒฑ

It's the end of the summer holidays ๐ŸŒ…

I'll be a bit quieter here during term time, but I'll still be working hard on 1Feed (both product & marketing) when I have the time -- just a little more offline.

I still appreciate feedback on 1Feed, I might take a little longer to respond tho!

If you want to empathize what it's like for an elderly/inexperienced person using technology, try setting your phone keyboard layout to DVORAK for a few hours ๐Ÿ˜…

And yes, of course, ActivityPub / integration with Mastodon would be nice, but at least start with RSS/Atom/JSON feeds!

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(also sorry for the caps earlier, but this is something I feel very strongly about)

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That said, at least they're doing the talking part in the first place, it's better than nothing. And part of me remains hopeful/optimistic that something good might actually come out of all this.

But it's frustrating.

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