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    • JohnGrammaticus

      Good people, is there an app for cake on the way? Google is super stingy about this place and I am starting to like it, but an android app would make ot so much better for me. Is there a roadmap somewhere?

    • Vilen

      That is a great question, @JohnGrammaticus!

      The iOS app is in the works, but the we don't currently have engineering resources for an Android app. However, Cake works on any mobile browser regardless of the platform. For now this is the best way to use Cake while on the go. It is fully featured meaning you can do everything that you can on a desktop including uploading pictures.

      The long version about what is on the roadmap is touched upon in this conversation: Demystifying Cake's vision

    • I find it very nice on the browser and I generally prefer something to work in the browser rather than having an app for it.
      That being said, the reasoning behind decisions like "we'll do an app, but just for iOS" is a complete mistery to me.

    • yaypie

      As Vilen said, the reason we’re only working on an iOS app right now is because we have limited engineering resources. We’re a very small team and an app like Cake takes a lot of work to do well, so we’re choosing to focus on one platform at a time.

      A lot of companies punt and just put a native app wrapper around their web app so they can quickly get something in the app stores on both iOS and Android, but we think it’s important for a native app to be truly native, so we’re putting a lot of time and effort into doing it right, one platform at a time. 🙂

    • lidja

      Just like everyone who as ever spent any amount of time in Silicon Valley, I have walked the great-idea-you-should-do-your-own-start-up walk myself. It is a rough path. (We made it into beta testing, and then I had to get real honest with myself and say, “Man, I don’t think I believe in the questionable ethics of this project enough to tie myself to it for the next decade.” Arg.)

      I am glad the cake team is taking it one step at a time and rolling this out piece-by-piece. That’s why I post — to do my very, very small part to help the project move forward by providing real-world interaction. Hopefully, it is helping. :)

      (I still want to know how to edit a quote, though.)

    • kikoteixeira

      As a user, I was going to post the same comment. Would love to have a native Cake app on my iPhone. Something done well, high quality. Don't half-ass anything worth doing right. If you need help please let me know.

    • Gotta say that I don't understand the app craze for things better suited for browsers (my opinion).

    • Shay

      agree .... apps and notifications are the bane of ios .... I have all notifications for facebook and other apps turned off. If I want to use cake on the phone, I use the browser, it works perfectly. but maybe a good app and good reviews in the app store will help Cake grow?

    • Chris

      It's a very personal thing, notifications. I think we hear that notifications are near the top of the feature request list, possibly ahead of search. Some people want email notifications, some want the kind a mobile app is best at, some want none at all.

      As for me, I'm a notifications kind of guy. I want to know if someone replied to a post of mine or tagged me in a photo on Facebook. But I don't want to know when Instagram gets lonely or someone I follow on Twitter re-tweeted someone else.

    • Notifications. Hate them. I hate being asked every time I log in to install an app or turn on notifications.

      For the most part, nothing in a forum needs immediate attention. It’ll wait till I get there. 😎

    • VDub57

      I agree on all counts but one. I hate everything about notifications I don't specifically ask for -- if asked once to enable them and they leave me alone after, I'm cool with that. What really drives me nuts is when an app won't take no for an answer. I've installed Facebook Messenger then deleted it several times over frustration with their persistent nagging about enabling notifications. No means no. Unfortunately, I rarely use FB from a desktop and feel compelled to read the messages from loved ones that come via the awful Messenger platform, so I reinstall it on the occasion of a new message. If it weren't for older relatives and childhood friends who I only communicate with via FB, I'd probably just dump my whole Facebook presence completely.

      If a Cake app became available for iOS, I'd be interested enough to give it a chance. I appreciate that all of those behind it are taking their time getting it ironed out beforehand, though.

    • lidja

      I automatically decline any notification permissions up front, then configure them the way I want after I get in the app. I don’t trust that the app will default to the selections *I* want.

      Funny story: I cannot for the life of me get IG to notify me of *anything* no matter what settings I tweak. So I rarely post, but I still check it once a day because my DIL posts little stories of my 2yo grandson, and I don’t want to miss any of them. Ha. 2 mins. a day on IG is all I need.

    • treed

      The benefit to me of an app over an already-good web site is cacheing and buffering - caching content to read later and buffering responses to post when the device is back online. Tweetbot does a good job (for me) on both, and gives me a chance to catch up on things while my train is underground.

    • cacarr

      If it becomes the case that there's an iOS app, but no Android app in the works -- that is going to piss some people off. Just a heads-up.

    • cacarr

      Not to put too fine a point on it, but that will be "go @#$% yourselves"-levels of pissed for some people. And "we're small and all of us are full-Apple people" won't be at all assuaging -- neither will "we thought an app important enough to actually build one, but Android folks can just go ahead and use their browser."

      Probably too late now, but I suppose you might have built a React Native app, to speed up an Android release.

    • grayrest

      Jumping into this late but caching/buffering is now doable in mobile browsers via the Service Worker spec. Apple was the holdout and they got it implemented in non-WKWebkitView mobile Safari in the iOS 11.3 or 11.4 release.

    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      Some of that is legitimate so we probably will take it on the chin for doing iOS first. We interviewed both Android and iOS devs, but by chance the iOS devs were willing to join us but not the Android devs we knew. We didn’t think we had enough resources to build two teams.

      Having said that, in the day we looked closely at React Natve and a wrapper app like Slack started with, but chose to go fully native. Things have come a long way since then so now we’re looking hard at other options besides fully native to get something sooner.

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