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[-] [email protected] 112 points 7 months ago

Some of y'all have no appreciation for independent app developers

I'll take my downvote now

[-] [email protected] 61 points 7 months ago

Really, it's cool that some want to make their apps for free with no ads, but I'll support devs who put in hard work to make a good app, it's ridiculous to think that they don't deserve some sort of compensation.

[-] [email protected] 24 points 7 months ago

The same behavior happened when sync came out. Endless complaints about an app being from on app store with the option to pay the hard working developer for their work.

Do they go on public transit complaining that see ads there too? At least when you pay for the app the ads go away forever.

[-] deweydecibel 12 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Sync launched with a subscription, and only after the kickback from that did it add a one time charge option. An option priced much higher than Boost, by the way.

People were right to push back on that.

Also, the public transit example doesn't fit here. If I paid for the bus with my bus fare, or through my taxes, yes, being upset about the ads would be ok, because I already paid for the service. Same way I wouldn't appreciate ads in the backseat of an Uber.

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[-] tigerjerusalem 63 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Instantly bought the ads removal, Boost was THE reddit app for me. I'm stoked to see it for Lemmy.

[-] deweydecibel 41 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Dear lord, finally. Something compact, simple, without needless wasted space.

Honest to god right angles.

I've found my permanent Lemmy app.

[-] [email protected] 27 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

This is identical to Jerboa

[-] [email protected] 16 points 7 months ago

Pretty sure I saw somewhere the devs took inspiration from Boost for their UI

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[-] [email protected] 21 points 7 months ago

What the hell, look at your messages or something ๐Ÿ˜…

[-] deweydecibel 18 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

I use reddit/lemmy like a forum. I'll go back to the thread and see the responses later when I feel like it. Stopped looking at my inbox in 2016, no regrets.

Incidentally, redditors that don't want to turn on mobile notifications are probably going to have to start doing that too, given what they just did to the reddit app.

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[-] [email protected] 39 points 7 months ago

It's like coming back home <3

[-] [email protected] 12 points 7 months ago

yep, just finished setting it up. really excited

[-] ext23 34 points 7 months ago

Instantly paid for the ad free version even though I'm rocking an ad blocker. This is a pristine app, every bit as good as the original Reddit app.

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[-] [email protected] 31 points 7 months ago

I'm shocked and impressed with how much this reminds me of 2022 Reddit. I went cold turkey after the API changes, but installing this and setting up my old theme has been astounding.

Will I give up my FOSS Jerboa for this? I very well might

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[-] deweydecibel 30 points 7 months ago

Seeing a lot of complaints about the lack of swiping to upvote/downvote. Which is just hysterical to me because it's just a tap on boost for the vote controls, which is less movement.

[-] Devgard 24 points 7 months ago

One swipe to upvote a comment is much easier than two taps.

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[-] XanXic 11 points 7 months ago

How is two taps, the second needing to be precise less movement than one general swipe?

[-] [email protected] 10 points 7 months ago

Same, I never liked swipe controls. Using Sync the last little bit, I would always accidentally save things when scrolling.

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[-] [email protected] 10 points 7 months ago

It's not about reducing movement, it's about 1-handability when you're holding your phone in the other hand and can't reach across for an upvote. Sync sold me on it instantly when it finally came out.

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[-] Cihta 25 points 7 months ago

Been loving this app since the preview.

Reddit became a different site for me when I used baconit and w10m. Once i went to android there were a number of apps to try but i settled on boost.

After api changes I couldn't bring myself to install their app and i did miss it. l used liftoff here for a bit but this has been so much more functional. Truly a great job by the dev and worth the wait. The paid version seems like a steal given you can't get a good chicken sandwich anywhere near that.

I'll probably gift a few copies to friends and family just so i don't feel guilty.

Lord i sound like a paid amazon review. I'm as cycnal as they come though and not easily won over for what it's worth.

[-] danielfgom 24 points 7 months ago

Yes! I've been waiting for this and it doesn't disappoint. SO good to have the Boost look and feel again ๐Ÿ˜€.

And the upgrade price is the best you'll find on any Lemmy app, it's great value. If you haven't paid for the app do it now.

I used Boost for Reddit for years, paid of course, and so paying for Boost for Lemmy is a no brainer.

For a 1.0 release it's great. Show Ruben the Dev that this is worth his time and pay to unlock today! ๐Ÿ‘

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[-] [email protected] 24 points 7 months ago

Based dev put all controversial and conflicting instances together in the default list.

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[-] LaughingFox 21 points 7 months ago

I'm using Voyager, but giving Boost some attention. We will see which I like better... I didn't like Sync or Jerboa much.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 7 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 19 points 7 months ago

The pricing is way more reasonable than sync. I'm still sticking with connect but at least this dev is not asking for much.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 7 months ago

Long term sustainability is going to be challenging. The Lemmy userbase is way smaller than reddit's regardless, and for 3.50 EUR one-off it will be challenging to cover future development efforts.

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 7 months ago
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[-] SVcross 16 points 7 months ago

I'm loving it. Soooo good to be back.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 7 months ago
[-] [email protected] 15 points 7 months ago

I launched the rocket as soon as possible ๐Ÿš€

However, two important functions on the Connect app work better. I've tried leaving comments for Boost dev.

  • Inbox does not clear when tapping โœ”๏ธโœ”๏ธ

  • Sidebar shows lists of instances and if there are any notifications for each instance

Hoping for some tweaks to Boost for those issues.

Otherwise the apps are extremely similar in function and customization. I'll continue to use Connect until those 2 features work.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 7 months ago

Today I was finally able to download Boost for Lemmy. It looks really good. I inmediately bought the ad-free version. There are still some key features missing: the ability to hide posts, the ability to open community links and when I logged in for the very first time, the app semi-crashed and everything went dark. I had to restart the app and log in again. But apart from that, I really like it.

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[-] [email protected] 14 points 7 months ago

Nice, but seems to lack swipe actions, otherwise I like it almost as much as Sync.

[-] LeftoverPizza 13 points 7 months ago

Boost has been my favorite for a while and I've been waiting for this to make the switch. This is my first time using Lemmy. Instant rocket boost from me!

[-] BaardFigur 11 points 7 months ago

I instantly downloaded it. It's just so good

[-] [email protected] 11 points 7 months ago

Great news for Boost users! I'm still using Sync and Photon the most but love how many options there are for Lemmy.

[-] yuuki 11 points 7 months ago

I miss the hide button near the bottom right of the screen. I love to remove all the read posts with a single button.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Thank shit lol. I'm a kbin guy so I'm still gonna wait a while for the kbin API to come out before I can use it with my main account, but at least its out and I can use it with a compatible one in the meantime! I left Sync for Boost (with Reddit lol) and I'm glad this is here now.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 7 months ago

This finally got me in for reals. ๐Ÿค 

[-] [email protected] 8 points 7 months ago

Used boost for reddit until that shut down, going to use boost for lemmy!

[-] [email protected] 8 points 7 months ago

Using it right now. Feels smooth.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 7 months ago

I wish it had swipe to up vote and downvote but other than that I love the aesthetics.

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