A new update for is dropping today on ! It includes a brand-new frugal mode to save resources, support for starting conversations with @matrix , and other improvements.

If you're not in the program already, check it out at testflight.apple.com/join/31AZ

Release notes: fedigardens.app/changelog/#ver

Remember to provide to your media attachments! The new upcoming in a later update will use them to show descriptions instead of your media to limit resource usage. It's also good practice for your fellow friends using screen readers and other accessibility features 🤗


Just spent some time adding a new Frugal Mode to #Fedigardens, which allows you to limit resource usage with the flip of a switch. It's been something I've wanted to add for a while, but didn't get to it.

Idea inspired by @wim_v12e's article on #FrugalComputing for developers.

PR is open at github.com/alicerunsonfedora/f


If you're looking for a #Fediverse server to join or move to, I run a curated list of nicely-run servers organised into categories:

➡️ fedi.garden

You can also follow the site's account at:

➡️ @FediGarden

All of the servers listed have promised to fulfil certain requirements for responsible moderation and technical reliability (more details at fedi.garden/about-this-site/).

If you're using a @matrix client, you can chat with me and others about #Fedigardens with the new room I launched!

The address is #fedigardens:one.ems.host.

For those in my Slack workspace, you don't need to do anything; it's already bridged automatically.

Loving the little sound effects in @IceCubesApp. Would anyone like to see this behavior in #Fedigardens as well?

Note that I would make this a setting, so it’d be user configurable as to whether sounds play.

A new build is out today in ! It includes some improvements to the attachments viewer and other general UX improvements.

TestFlight: testflight.apple.com/join/31AZ

Release Notes: fedigardens.app/changelog/#ver

In future #Fedigardens builds, you'll notice that some language has changed. Notably:

- Instances have been renamed to "community servers", or "servers" if there isn't enough room.
- "Statuses" have been renamed to "discussions". Yes, this could also be "post" or "toot", but given the project's design goals, "discussion" makes the most sense here.

Hey folks, just a friendly reminder about sending feedback on #Fedigardens, whether it be through Raceway or TestFlight:

Please, please, please, don't write your feedback passively! I understand if you get frustrated by a particular feature or quirk, but getting aggressive in your feedback is neither productive nor helpful for me.

Going to be pushing out a small new build for #Fedigardens which adds in the changes I talked about before the the URL handling.

Hopefully, this can allow me to get to the root of the problem, and how it can be addressed.

I've been thinking about this more, and I think I've come up with a resolution.

While I'd really love to use #TootSDK, I just don't have the bandwidth necessary to make the API migration happen if the previous commits I've made were any indication.

For the time being, I'm going to keep using Alice and improving the authentication workflow there.

#Fedigardens #iOSDev #iOSDevelopment


1.6.0 is coming…. Soon. As soon as Apple decide it’s a fine app again!

Part of me is debating whether migrating to #TootSDK was a good idea, at least for #Fedigardens. I say this not due to technical limitations in the SDK (I think the team's done some incredible work), but so far this migration process hasn't been that smooth. In some cases, it's required complete rewrites of specific areas.

🧵 1/n

There’s some personal stuff I’m taking care of this weekend, so it is unlikely that there will be a new release of #Fedigardens on Monday. There’s still a lot to cover with it, and I haven’t had the chance to keep the migration going.

#iOSDev #iOSDevelopment

The #Mastodon app dev community keeps growing. The next generation is already on their way! 🎉🎉

@terhechte (Ebou)
@david (ThinkSocial, formerly Trunk for Mastodon)
@willrbishop (Sirin for Apple Watch)
@h3poteto (Whalebird)
@bonfire (Fediverse)

Check my article for even more.


I built one sec for myself in the very first lockdown of 2020, because I spent way too much time on Instagram and online news. As an app developer, I always tend to solve my problems by building new apps…the idea of one sec was born. After using the prototype for two weeks myself, I noticed my screen time was down 44% – and decided to polish the app and publish it on the AppStore. The app gained traction quickly, and received many 5-star ratings on the AppStore.

@aulia *Correction, the setting name is “Fetch Batch Size”. Our instance doesn’t support editing yet 😅

@aulia Yes, there is a threshold in place that you can configure by going to Settings > Viewing > Batch Fetch Size. The app doesn’t stream timelines or support infinite scrolling to be more resource-efficient and to prevent “doom-scrolling”.

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