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@Matt Lorentz (planetary) %vDSfUTCaZxajDcg3QEhYyVW7vjagjU1548Gud3zQ5+M=.sha256

#planetary #dev-diary wow this was a fun week. We got to hit several of my pet peeve issues with Planetary including:

  • adding a toast message on the Home Feed to let users know that Planetary has downloaded new posts.
  • allowing users to paste in feed IDs of users outside their network, and follow them.
  • rewriting a lot of the language on our onboarding screens to better explain what makes Planetary/SSB so great.
  • allowing users to skip setting a name in our onboarding flow. Pseudonymity is a feature, not a bug!
  • showing vote messages from all clients, not just Planetary (this was a bug, not a design decision).

Part of our summer strategy is to move fast and make small iterative improvements. This includes releasing a new build of the app to production every week. We really want to improve the new user experience and this seems like a good way to get finer grained data on whether that's working. So a build with all these features was submitted to Apple today and hopefully will be released to everyone on Monday.

If you are a TestFlight beta tester and you see any issues please shoot us a message through TestFlight (take a screenshot) or Github, especially if it's something that might be a blocker. The time between putting the app on TestFlight and releasing it will be shorter than usual for the next couple months.

Pictured: screenshots of the first two screens a new user sees after downloading Planetary.

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@zoo [planetary] %oy1jG/+oJXG9a4RuYkH4o0r2lrQ4pYFgjTXdzevZ0GE=.sha256
Voted #planetary #dev-diary wow this was a fun week. We got to hit several of my
@zoo [planetary] %f7Sqp80UJg7Ocv4UFM66Bt7YyiuZvDY5+9ezMk7A/sc=.sha256

noice

@Rabble %gkI2Jl61Ljdk4e98iNn6up2A+gpQ+d4HbNYs8j4dnqs=.sha256
Voted #planetary #dev-diary wow this was a fun week. We got to hit several of my
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@Rabble %YyODlSgznMKXyL24K0s3m0NDCX26jum1CmfcPKhDUBs=.sha256

Whoohoo, what's the first major pet peeve?

For me it's when the app locks up or goes slowly.

@Danie Mobile %KlgnZy1x2bfIsDACI+8LexLWkxE0SzTNbntMFDTAT4c=.sha256
Voted #planetary #dev-diary wow this was a fun week. We got to hit several of my
@zoo [planetary] %3rjPe9gSjz7RkRv+iQuCZrMUeS+EZv3yW7BhWAO6clM=.sha256

yup

@zoo [planetary] %Jfw+TiqdBX5n/jl330jxN2E6lhnSm6TXkpWQtvLHmfE=.sha256

the click targets for links seem too hard to click on my iphone

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