This week we’re going to talk email notifications, product quality and “where the fuck is Android.”
First up, email notifications. I mentioned this last week but here is a reminder. We completely redesigned our email notifications. Now, much like notifications in the app, each email includes images and text from the relevant post or comment.
If you have email notifications turned off and want to check out the new ones, head over to settings and turn back on the notifications that you’re interested in.
Product quality. We are smoothing out the WebApp and fixing the new bugs. This represents a new tone for our organization. As opposed to charging into the next feature, we are taking our time and ensuring that Ello does everything it is supposed to do, as intended. And it does it well. We’re a small team building leading edge technology and unfortunately we can not support every browser or device - but we are doing our best. We are committed to ensuring product quality on the browsers and devices listed here.
Where the fuck is Android? It’s so close. We hit a snag when submitting to the Google Play store. Like Apple, Google doesn’t allow NSFW content on their devices. We weren’t expecting this and it was a bit of a setback. So we have been reworking our NSFW plumbing to improve how we handle NSFW profiles and make sure we make it through the Google submission process. As a result of this setback, we hope to simplify NSFW on Ello and make the rules more clear to all of you.
For the record, we support NSFW content. Apple and Google do not. It is unfortunate but we have to play by their rules on their devices.
Once the new NSFW work is complete we will re-submit to the Google Play store. As soon as the app is approved we will let all the beta users on. Once everyone has had a chance to test the app, and confirm that it all works as expected, we will release this sucker.
Awesome background image by @praystation.