As the CEO of "Conny Duck's late night hacking sessions™" I am proud to announce the newest fediverse app:

Pixelcat is a beautiful and fast Android client for the fediverse. It focuses on images and is primarily intended to be used with @pixelfed but it works with @Mastodon and as well (everything that speaks Mastodon api).
is free and open source (GPLv3). github.com/pixelcatapp/Pixelca

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I had the idea for about 2 years ago. The pixelcat.app domain was registered on 22. March 2019 😅
So I am really glad I made it this far, but there is still about 40% missing for a real release.
Funfact: I just wanted to know how to get a gradient behind the status bar and try some new AndroidX libraries, not build a new fediverse client, but one thing lead to another

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Pixelcat is 100% written in Kotlin and utilizes coroutines for async stuff. I tried to write super readable and concise code but I don't know whether I achieved that. Its now only about 10k lines of code which is not much imho.

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So the plan is to implement all the features listed in the repo readme and publish dev snapshots as often as possible. Once thats done there will be a public beta release on @fdroidorg and Google Play.
Note: The dev snapshots will not feature database migrations and thus will need fresh installs to work.

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Given my current speed with the project that might take some time, since I will definitely not abandon Tusky and I have other hobbies like painting as well.
But now it is public and you can help! How? Download the first build and give me feedback: github.com/pixelcatapp/Pixelca
Read the contribution guidelines github.com/pixelcatapp/Pixelca and get in touch with me if you can contribute code!
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@ConnyDuck I just installed the dev1 release. It looks really good for being a first release!

@ConnyDuck awesome! Is there a known issue with Pixelfed's 2FA?

@ConnyDuck @michel_slm 2FA isn't tied into the pixelfed OAuth properly, so that's why it doesn't work. It would require quite some changes in the pixelfed authentication implementation apparently.

Apps shouldn't require any changes though, so as soon as it's fixed on the server apps will start working 🙂

@PixelDroid @ConnyDuck ah, I might turn it off for now so I can test the apps then. Thanks!

@ConnyDuck Was about to open an issue about media descriptions - happy to see you already did that! That would be the main reason for me to use the app over my current solution (website in sandboxed browser "WebApps" app). It's way to hidden in the webui imho.

@ConnyDuck @cn_pics WHOA

Just tested this, and it is SPLENDOUS! Color me enamoured!

I would love to see if you could filter out content without media from the timeline. That would make for a more #Instagram-style experience, especially with #Pixelfed accounts

@realcaseyrollins @cn_pics yes unfortunately mastodon api does not support it, so I'll have to do it in the client

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