After Twitter determined to unceremoniously ban all third-party apps, a developer who was on the receiving finish of this choice has taken what it realized from its personal Twitter app, and created a devoted shopper for Mastodon on iPhone and iPad referred to as Ivory.
Developed by Tapbots, consisting of Paul Haddad (opens in new tab) and Mark Jadine (opens in new tab), Ivory seems paying homage to Tweetbot, its earlier third-party app for Twitter, however seems and feels rather more polished than different makes an attempt at Mastodon apps we have seen in latest months.
It is accessible for $1.99 / £1.99 / AU$2.39 (opens in new tab) as a month-to-month subscription, or $19.99 / £14.99 / AU$21.99 for a 12 months, however you possibly can join a 7-day trial to see what you assume.
Apps comparable to Mammoth, and Mastodon’s personal app, have been effective, however Tapbots has its personal model, which has been carried throughout all of its apps, comparable to Calcbot and Pastebot, and it is because of this that Ivory has grow to be my default Mastodon app (opens in new tab) for the foreseeable.
Tweetbot died so Ivory may reside
For those who’ve used Tweetbot earlier than, Ivory will really feel very acquainted to you; however even when you have not, it is laid out like a Twitter app, so somebody coming to Mastodon as a brand new consumer will really feel at house. You’ve got bought a bar for notifications, mentions, search and your profile, however you possibly can customise three of those if you would like simpler entry for filters, favourite toots and extra.
There are loads extra methods to make Ivory your personal, comparable to by altering themes and coloration kinds, alongside many alternative icons, together with one which honors Tweetbot. You can also make the app your personal with all of those choices, which ought to enchantment to somebody shifting over from Twitter to Mastodon.
There are additionally loads of widgets that you may place in your iPhone and iPad house screens, so you possibly can show your newest followers, photographs out of your timeline, statistics and rather more. Each one in all these widgets is effectively carried out, and so they make a robust case that they need to seem on macOS quickly.
There’s additionally a sensible ‘Open in Ivory’ extension in Safari for when somebody sends you a hyperlink to Mastodon over iMessage or WhatsApp for instance, so Ivory will be capable to open the toot inside Mastodon, saving you the difficulty.
For a model 1.0 launch, there’s loads to get pleasure from right here should you’re on Mastodon, nevertheless it’s not a shock. Tapbots has taken what it realized from Tweetbot and carried that into Ivory, and it reveals. It feels as if Ivory has set an ordinary for different third-party apps to aspire to, and proven the way in which ahead for builders – that’s, by specializing in their very own model, fairly than making an attempt to adapt to Mastodon as they go.
It is a powerful launch that is already on my iPhone and iPad – and I might like to see a macOS model subsequent.
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