Morning all, Just a quick update to say I’m making good progress with the development and we just hit 24k email signups!

Lj

  • @MrKurtz
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    5711 months ago

    This is great news. I have signed up!

    I must say, despite of how awesome Sync for Reddit was, I think we should all try not to go overboard with our expectations of what the first version of Sync for Lemmy will be. This is testing ground for all developers and expecting the same level of polishment that an app had on its 22nd version might be detrimental to the actual experience.

    We know what ljdawson is capable of, so let’s support him, let’s enjoy his work (I am sure Sync for Lemmy v1.0 will still be awesome), but let’s also give him time to refine his product on a new platform. I don’t know what is involved in the development of this new app, but I do see some points where all other Lemmy apps are struggling, so I can only assume this enterprise presents some new challenges. It is only fair to give him some room for growth and not expect absolute greatness from scratch.

    • @negativeyoda
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      1411 months ago

      I’ll bet Laurence is stoked to read: “It’s been 47 minutes since the last update. Is Sync for Lemmy abandoned?” once things are underway

  • @jabber
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    4311 months ago

    As someone who bought Sync for Reddit (Pro) back in 2012, I just wanted to express my thanks for all your hard work over the years. It’s one absolutely stellar app, and you can count on a day one purchase for Sync for Lemmy from me.

  • @Kevin72594
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    3411 months ago

    Really excited for this, how have you found working with the Lemmy API’s compared to Reddit’s?

  • @Bilbyton
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    2811 months ago

    I’ll being pro again as well!

    • Piecemakers
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      11 months ago

      Agreed! I picked up Lifetime for Sync for Reddit before uninstalling it in support for Sync for Lemmy, and I’ll be popping for Lifetime again when it’s out! 🤘🏼 Long live Sync for Lemmy 🤓

      • @dmm
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        911 months ago

        This is the way 💪

      • @Tymothy
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        110 months ago

        Easiest purchase decision ever

      • @dmm
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        -111 months ago

        This is the way 💪

    • @kenbw2
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      011 months ago

      I’m happy to go Pro again too, but I need it to support non-Google Android

      I was stuck on Sync 19 because of this

  • @Quitethekiwi
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    2811 months ago

    There’s a sync sized hole in my home screen and only you can fill it

  • @Spudly
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    2611 months ago

    I’ll buy Pro again!

  • @[email protected]
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    2111 months ago

    As a Sync Ultra user, would pay again. The quality of Sync is out of this world, I used Reddit just so I’d be able to enjoy a good UX on my phone.

    Good luck with the first version!

  • @[email protected]
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    2111 months ago

    I’ll be there on day one. Deleted Sync two days ago and need to fill that gap in my app list.

      • @[email protected]
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        511 months ago

        It was hard. But I am finding a lot of the same communities here on Lemmy. And sync will be coming here soon enough.

      • @[email protected]
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        411 months ago

        Same :((( though not because of reddit, I’ve been looking to leave reddit for 4 years. Sync was a special app though.

    • @[email protected]
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      411 months ago

      I replaced it with Jerboa shortly after the the AMA. Jerboa has been great so far, but I’ll happily switch back to Sync for Lemmy.

  • @incognito_15
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    2011 months ago

    24k!? Dang. I’m really hoping that contributes to the activity over here. Lemmy provides a similar enough experience that, as long as the people come, it’ll be comparable to Reddit for sure.

    One question I’ve been curious about: is your goal to make Sync for Lemmy as close as possible to the same experience as Sync for Reddit, minus any changes that are inherently different between Reddit and Lemmy?

    • FlyingLadder
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      211 months ago

      He mentioned SfL will be the SfR app but working for Lemmy. Same UI basically

  • @Redredme
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    1811 months ago

    The king is DEAD.

    *#LONG LIVE THE KING! *

  • @[email protected]
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    1711 months ago

    Fuck yeah! I was so sad to uninstall Sync, can’t wait to have the same experience but for Lemmy! Thanks for your work, I’ll gladly pay for pro again

  • @FunkyDuck
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    1711 months ago

    I’m hyped! Currently using Connect for Lemmy which feels fairly polished but I find myself always trying to do Sync’s gestures lol. Really excited to get Sync back!

    If I keep Sync for Reddit installed on my phone, will there be a way to import my settings once the Lemmy version is released?

    • @[email protected]
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      911 months ago

      It’s the back swipe and the collapse, isn’t it! This is pretty good in the meantime so fair dos to the developer of Connect.

      But sync was sooo good. Can’t wait.

      • @FunkyDuck
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        511 months ago

        Exactly lol. Also the swiping on comments and posts to upvote, save, reply, etc behaves differently. I find myself accidentally downloading posts when I’m just scrolling.

    • @[email protected]
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      411 months ago

      Connect is good but the 3rd party Reddit apps were so crazy polished. The absolute dumbest thing spez did as an outcome of his dumb decisions was he sent all the best app developers on his platform, straight to his biggest competitor.

      • @FunkyDuck
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        211 months ago

        I mean third party apps have had over a decade more time to get polished in comparison to the Lemmy options. I’m not really optimistic that Lemmy is a true competitor to reddit. While I, personally, no longer want to support reddit, only a tiny fraction of reddit’s user base has made the switch to Lemmy, and if you go over to reddit right now, not much has changed. Posts are still getting orders of magnitude more interactions than posts here. Some mods will leave but people will eagerly replace them. I also think Lemmy is inherently a little difficult to understand. I’m pretty tech savvy and I had issues figuring it out. The average user is going to struggle a lot which is bad for becoming more widespread.

        • @[email protected]
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          211 months ago

          The ui code can be reused so a lot of the polish can be ported over. I don’t care for Lemmy to get as big as Reddit. I want it to get bigger than it is now but once you got a critical mass extra users don’t make the community any better.

          • @FunkyDuck
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            111 months ago

            I disagree. The obscure subs is what I really loved about reddit. Subreddits based on niche hobbies have a much wider userbase from reddit to pull from while you won’t have nearly as many people over here. Overall I’m looking forward to seeing Lemmy grow some more but I think lacking active discussion in some of the more niche communities will make it a little more boring for me than reddit was.

  • @superfes
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    1511 months ago

    Even if I use Lemmy less than Reddit, Sync has earned my respect enough for another purchase, I know Lemmy is in heavy flux, hope this doesn’t dampen your efforts ^_°

  • @[email protected]
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    1411 months ago

    Sync was amazing, it will continue to be amazing. I’m 100% buying the Pro version again.

  • @MacaroniLove
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    1311 months ago

    Just subscribed to Lemmy.world because of the message in Sync for Reddit, so I’m definitely looking forward to buy your app again. Still not too sure about the differences between Reddit and Lemmy, other than Lemmy is slow, but it’s probably getting a lot of attention suddenly.

    • stephenc
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      811 months ago

      That’s sort of a good problem to have; it means Lemmy is gaining a lot of attention. Hopefully people stick around long enough to reform their communities in Lemmy while people upgrade and add new servers to handle the demand.