Hello, Today we have released a major update which includes ability to bookmark posts, optional dapplr beneficiary, better multi account push notifications, session management and so much more. The testing of these features took most of our time, now the update will be out in a few hours and all of these features are included in the update and a lot of improvements in terms of performance and UI. Details of the features are given below
New Features and Enhancements
1. Ability to add Bookmarks
You will now be able to bookmark your favourite posts easily and you can access your bookmarks in the profile section just like Instagram. It will give you the ability to always store the posts that you like or would like to read in future. We think this is a core feature that is required for any social media application. Each and every post has an option button from where you can bookmark the same.
2. Optional Dapplr beneficiary
A lot of HIVE users requested this feature and now with the update, they will be able to enable or disable the 5% beneficiary reward to the dapplr app. We want to focus on a much bigger audience and not discourage new content creators by forcing them to have Dapplr as a beneficiary. We believe, it would give some boost to the users to use HIVE blockchain and create posts without worrying.
3. Better multi account push notifications
Push notifications for multi accounts has been improved tremendously and there is quite a lot of improvements while logging in or switching between the accounts.
4. Multi Account Session Management
Session management is very important when it comes to security and seamless UX without any hiccups. We are managing a device level session for all of the accounts logged in the app. It just makes a whole lot sense to make use of device level session instead of account level session. It has also helped us improving the Push Notifications flow.
5. Spacing, Alignment and Text fixes
We noticed that we were using quite a lot of padding and extra spacing to the left and right so we decreased it a bit to have more area for the content visibility. In terms of text fixes, we noticed, in some of the posts there were some random characters being appended so we have now rectified it.
6. Faster Image Filters and Image compression
We were seeing that the filters were taking quite a lot of time because of all the graphic processing so we have managed to improved this by compression and processing images in parallel. It has given us tremendous gains in terms of performance. Another issue was, some of the images having large size were not being cached by hive.blog so we have added the image compression. Image compression is completely dependent on the size of the image so no need to worry for mid to high resolution images.
7. Better Error Handling
Error handling is a core part of an application and we were seeing some of the issues (also reported by the Alpha Team) so we spent some time on this to integrate better error handling. It just made Dapplr a whole lot efficient, reliable and robust.
These are the improvements that we have done and Dapplr is becoming more and more stable everyday. The time is very near when we will release Dapplr to the public. Thanks to the Dapplr Alpha team for suggestions and meaningful ideas.
Open Access - Android
After these fixes, Dapplr is more robust, reliable and efficient. So we are taking another step by giving the access to many more people of the community but we have set the restriction of 1000 people and we will see how it goes. Referral system is up and running so don't forget to refer your friends with your referral link.
iOS Version Coming Soon
We got our Apple account approved recently and we are working on some iOS level customisations and bugs. We are almost done with it and we will upload iOS version in a few days. Apple will review the app and after that it will be live on App Store/TestFlight.
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