To all the iOS users out there: we'd love your help testing the DEV beta app. None of us on the core team are mobile experts but, with the help from a few community members, we've stood something up that can be released soon after a few bugs are sorted out.
If you're interested in helping us report and/or fix these bugs, please download the app. This link should provide all the details (you'll have to download TestFlight first): https://testflight.apple.com/join/7Wq8VRLQ
And the GitHub repo for anyone interested in poking around:
This is the repo for the dev.to iOS app.
Released first version, more info: https://twitter.com/bendhalpern/status/1061323718058786822
We will grow to include more native code over time, but for now we are taking the approach of native shell/web views. This approach lost favor early in iOS days, but I believe it is a very valid approach these days. It is inspired by how Basecamp does things. Our tech stack is a bit different, but the ideas are the same.
wkwebviews as much as possible, I think we can make this all pretty awesome and sync up with our web dev work pretty smoothly. And where it makes sense, we can re-implement certain things fully native, or build entirely native features. Life's a journey, not a destination.
- Fork and clone the project.
- Build and run the project in XCode.
Thanks for your help 🙏