DEV.to for Android

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#3 Product of the DayApril 24, 2019
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DEV Community is a shared blogging and discussion platform for software developers.
Reviews
  • Tierney Cyren
    Tierney CyrenDeveloper Advocate @ Microsoft
    Pros: 

    I spend lots of time on dev.to as a writer + a reader. Being able to access dev.to natively from Android is a 🔥 enhancement to the platform

    Cons: 

    It's hard to decide whether I should use the PWA version of their site or the Android version, since they're both v good.

    Dev.to is a really fantastic platform, and I'm incredibly excited to see it becoming *even more* accessible to developers globally. Launching platform specific apps in addition to providing a PWA makes a ton of sense, given that the majority of the world uses Android as their primary mobile operating system. Here's to enabling the next billion 🍻

    Tierney Cyren has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    I like the fact that I can browse my favourite community through an application instead of the browser

    Cons: 

    Since it's webview based, it is very cranky at times, especially the side menus.

    It's finally here!

    Leffe Pyrince Svensson has used this product for one day.
Discussion
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Jess Lee
Jess LeeMaker@jessleenyc · Co-Founder of DEV Community
It's here! We're so excited to launch our first iteration of the DEV Android App. Thank you to everyone in the community who has given us input and suggestions. Design-wise, we took the same approach as our iOS app by leveraging native shell/web views and will include more native code over time. DEV is home to about 150,000 software developers that believe in sharing knowledge and supporting one another. For those of you interested in publishing an article or starting a discussion, we welcome you to write your first post: https://dev.to/new As an open-source platform, we also welcome contributions from the community: https://github.com/thepracticald.... There are plenty of little bugs and enhancements to be made! Happy Coding!
tschellenbach
tschellenbachHiring@tschellenbach · CEO GetStream.io
@jessleenyc congrats on the launch!
Romain Sourdiaux
Romain Sourdiaux@imromains · 🍋
@jessleenyc It looks like it's a web view? It's super buggy on my pixel 2 :O
Ben Halpern
Ben HalpernMaker@bendhalpern · Founder of dev.to
Woohoo, thanks to @mac_siri for taking the lead on making this happen. Read the post about the app here for more info: https://dev.to/devteam/announcin...
Omar Bahareth
Omar Bahareth@o_bahareth
Congratulations on launching this! I have a quick question, as someone who has the PWA installed on his Android device, what does this app do beyond what the PWA offers?
Ben Halpern
Ben HalpernMaker@bendhalpern · Founder of dev.to
@o_bahareth Not a whole lot at the moment, but the app will be able to interact with certain native APIs going forward. There are a few niceties around some of the features the OS makes available to native apps vs PWA. The native app will become kind of a progressive enhancement on top of the web app more than the PWA can be. We'll see how PWA evolves vs Android in the next few years to really see where things go.
Matt Studdert
Matt Studdert@frontendmentor · Developer, Creator of Frontend Mentor
Nice! Congrats on the launch 🎉
Gino Ferrand
Gino Ferrand@ginoferrand1 · Founder @ TECLA
Very recently joined DEV and I’m excited to see there’s lots of work going on to improve the product even more. Keep it up! 💪