For real like Bandcamp is exactly the kind of service we *hoped* the internet would give us: “hey, people make things, they set their own price inc. free, we provide the storefront, you buy it and the money goes to the creator, you get it in a DRM-free format and can play it however you want, we just make money to keep going & improving and aren’t a VC-funded nightmare company of rampant reckless growth that will do something nightmarish and implode.”
We need more media platforms like that.
Some things that were added in this build ✨
- Redesigned compose screen.
- Start a DM from a user's profile.
- Add a description to attached media.
- Swipe gestures on toots are now customisable.
- Respect filters set by the user (editing in app is still to come).
Over the past several months I have been chipping away at a #mastodon client for iOS called Mercury.
I am excited that it is now available for beta testing! There's a sign up link at https://onmercury.app with only a handful of spots available to begin with and I will add more testers as time goes on.
This being the first beta, there are still some bugs to be squished and some UI to be polished. Issues and feature requests can be reported here: https://github.com/dNitza/mercury-issues