submitted 8 months ago by rmayayo to c/boostforlemmy

Hi Boost gang,

The first version of Boost for Lemmy is almost ready. If you want to test the app for bugs and give feedback before the app is published, follow this link https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.rubenmayayo.lemmy to enable an early access option on the Boost for Lemmy Play Store listing.

Thanks for your patience!

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[-] [email protected] 59 points 8 months ago


Now that's a seamless switch between platforms!

Ad-free already purchased!

[-] obinice 12 points 8 months ago

How do I hide, or limit the height of images people embed into their comments such as this one, in Boost?

This image is huge for example, and ideally I just want a small version I can tap to expand, and not have to scroll past this whole thing (plus it seems like it's cropped on the sides, only showing half a phone screen on either side - or maybe that's the full image I don't know?).


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[-] [email protected] 37 points 8 months ago

Babe wake up, Boost for Lemmy just dropped

[-] fodderoh 31 points 8 months ago

How would you like us to report bugs? Create a post in the community?

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[-] HerrBeter 29 points 8 months ago

Can you explain the data collection usage on Google play store?

[-] [email protected] 8 points 8 months ago

Yeah this honestly makes me hesitant to download idk why there are so many data sharing permissions. Maybe they're default?

[-] Merlin404 9 points 8 months ago

In my experience veta aps usually have more, to collect statistics, crashes, and things like that. Once tha app is stable usually It need less collecting but I can be wrong to

[-] MeatAndSarcasmGuy 26 points 8 months ago

I just installed the app and so far it's working pretty well, though if I'm being honest, I am definitely a little concerned by all the baked-in tracking.

In terms of features I'd be interested in seeing there are three that come to mind:

  1. Community icons in compact/ dense views. While Lemmy is still in its infancy, I have to browse c/All most of the time and being able to visually see the community the post is coming for is definitely helpful for browsing.
  2. Multiple accounts in one feed. In my opinion, this is one thing that Lift-off has over every different Lemmy app. With so many instances with varying levels of federation, I find being able to browse all my accounts at once to be a very convenient feature.
  3. Being able to download to an SD card. I know SD cards are a dying breed, so this is probably low priority for you, but as someone with very low internal storage; but a very large SD card, it's always a welcome feature when I can find it.

Overall I would say this app already shows a significant amount of polish. Hopefully the development can continue even further.

[-] [email protected] 23 points 8 months ago

Random NSFW isn't working...

Or so I've heard...

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[-] surli 21 points 8 months ago
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[-] stormhuskies 20 points 8 months ago

It's gorgeous. Just as I remember. Like it was never taken from us. I was trying out a couple other apps while waiting for the beta and I immediately uninstalled both of those and removed ads for Boost. It's a really well designed app in all aspects. Thanks Rubรฉn!

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[-] dinckelman 17 points 8 months ago

Thanks for all the hard work!

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[-] TheCoralReefsAreDying69 17 points 8 months ago

Does buying ad free disable usage data sharing with the ad networks?

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[-] Slopz 15 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

Can't login due to 2FA!

Other than that..the fact that I was able to export my Boost For Reddit settings and import them for Lemmy is just perfect ๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน

Oh! and now we get picture previews in the comments! Hooray!

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[-] Haggunenons 14 points 8 months ago

Its so nice to have Boost back! Thanks so much for all your hard work, Im so very appreciative!

Btw, brand new comments are showing as 9 hours old, my own included. I'm in Japan, on a Samsung S23, let me know if there is any debug info I can give.

Thanks again!

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[-] CreeperODeath 14 points 8 months ago

Just downloaded it and I am honestly so happy

Another post on here said it feels like home

And it really does and I love it so much

I feel like now lemmy can 100% fill the void that reddit left

[-] [email protected] 14 points 8 months ago

Hello :) I love it so much! Haven't realised how much I missed this interface!

Ist there any chance to integrate mod-tools

[-] [email protected] 13 points 8 months ago

I'll let you know how it works once I can log in. Right now, TOTP doesn't seem to be supported so there's no way for me to complete authentication.

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[-] fucker 12 points 8 months ago

I feel right at home. Thank you!

[-] [email protected] 12 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

Ah! Finally, Boost is back!

Thank you Ruben

Just launched the Rocket, ad free now

Edit: it's already the best Lemmy client avaliable

[-] [email protected] 12 points 8 months ago

Oh fuck. If Boost shows up for Lemmy, I may have to join Lemmy instead...I fuck with Boost HARD

[-] [email protected] 8 points 8 months ago

Bro Boost for Lemmy is here. Join the beta. Become one with the borg. Assimilate.

JK you do you. Kbin's cool too.

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 8 months ago

Hi, missed you a lot since Reddit's demise.

Can we do this without having a google account?


[-] Prior_Industry 11 points 8 months ago

Dead chuffed to have Boost back, excellent work!

[-] [email protected] 10 points 8 months ago

Can't login with 2FA enabled.

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[-] [email protected] 10 points 8 months ago

It's very smooth. I've not found lemmy apps this smooth other than Sync. So, I can say, we have a worthy contender.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

I've been happy with Sync but more polished competition is a good thing. First thing that bothers me here though is seeing total "karma" counts on my profile. That's not something I want to see.

The viewable list of user uploaded images is a great feature though and one I hope to see replicated.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 8 months ago

I agree, the karma count was not something that I wanted to see either.

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[-] Nfntordr 10 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

Love it and ads removed. Enjoy your coffee!

[-] [email protected] 10 points 8 months ago

Replying with Boost for Lemmy and immediately paid for ad free! Happy to make occasional donations for my favorite app

[-] [email protected] 10 points 8 months ago

Really good so far, but can we get back the old "Hide read posts" option back? It was really a handful when I was using Boost for Reddit.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 8 months ago

I've never clicked a link so fast

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[-] [email protected] 10 points 8 months ago

Who'd be a Dev!...the feature requests already rolling in....๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…

[-] [email protected] 9 points 8 months ago

Thanks (can't wait to launch the rocket ;))

The only thing I'd point out is that downvotes are disabled on my instance so it would be nice to hide the downvotes in the app but that's a minor nitpick. Also I don't think it prompted me to put in my 2FA code when I logged on.

[-] rjc 9 points 8 months ago

Bought.. I'd forgot what I was missing. It's like a warm hug.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 8 months ago

first comment from boost for me! thanks for the great work <3

[-] [email protected] 8 points 8 months ago

I'm finally home. Already got ad-free

[-] [email protected] 8 points 8 months ago

I got it and had a bit of a hard time getting in the beta. But I got in, and I'm loving it. So much that I sent up the no ads payment. Didn't really see any, and I hope I don't, but I just wanted to say I appreciate the dev and wanted to show support. Thanks again for being here, loved it for Reddit, really love it again that's it's in Lemmy!

[-] DepthCharge 8 points 8 months ago

Am I doing something wrong when Im not able to download the app in the store? Says "coming soon", I applied to be a tester. But can't download the app. On Android

[-] rigamarole 8 points 8 months ago

I encountered the same. What I did to fix it was back out after becoming a tester and go back in.

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 8 months ago

Feels good to be home.

[-] mrfriki 8 points 8 months ago

Thanks a lot, downloaded and already unlocked the ad free version. Feels right at home after many years of using Boost for Reddit.

The only thing I've found so far is that GIF preview on the card view don't adapt to the full width of the card so they look tiny.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 8 months ago

Beyond delighted. Feels like coming home! Rocket launched ๐Ÿ™‚

[-] [email protected] 8 points 8 months ago

It is lovely to be back on boost! :) I did miss it an awful lot :) It's exactly as I remembered, once AMOLED dark mode and theming are there, I couldn't think of a feature I'd want :)

Adfree bought! :)

I opted out of the GDPR stuff (I'm in the UK) and am Ad-free, is that all that's needed to get the Amazon tracking stuff out the equation for me?

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 8 months ago

Does the login support TOTP tokens? It says I didn't submit one but there wasn't an option to.

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 8 months ago

Comment made on boost for lemmy

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