Jerboa is a native-android client for Lemmy, built using the native android framework, Jetpack Compose.
Warning: You can submit issues, but between Lemmy and lemmy-ui, I probably won’t have too much time to work on them. Learn jetpack compose like I did if you want to help make this app better.
Jerboa is made by Lemmy’s developers, and is free, open-source software, meaning no advertising, monetizing, or venture capital, ever. Your donations directly support full-time development of the project.
It’s a heart now. The up / down arrow thing was too ugly, and its only used on Reddit now anyway.
I recently updated and got really confused by the lack of up- and downvotes. My honest first reaction to this update was to double-check if I was using Jerboa or had accidentally opened one of the many other (non-lemmy) fediverse clients I’m testing for Friendica and Mastodon. Up- and downvotes in Lemmy, thumbs up and down is Friendica, hearts is Mastodon in my experience.
Please reconsider, making Lemmy and Jerboa use similar up- and downvote styles for consistency.
The hearts come not only from other android apps like mastodon, but I also tried out a lot of things, and the hearts look the best.
I get that its weird, and if someone finds some good android-compliant up and down unfilled and filled arrows (they aren’t in the android material icon extended repo), I’ll consider it. But keep in mind that every tiny UI change is going to upset some people, and this app is still in alpha. When and if I switch back to arrows, people will have gotten used to the hearts, and complain again.
I understand your argument about people reacting to changes, but why this change? It’s moved Jerboa away from Lemmy in terms of recognizable identity - Lemmy is the only news aggregator and the only one that uses pure up and down votes on the fediverse as far as I know.
It seems like change for changes sake. Tell me how to find out what android compliancy is when it comes to icons and I’ll start looking. I’ll even make some sets of arrows in GIMP if I can’t find something with a permissive license.
I’ve moved to all outlined material icons, and android has no outline arrow up or down: https://fonts.google.com/icons?icon.query=arrow+up&icon.platform=android&icon.set=Material+Icons&icon.style=Filled
I moved to the heart because its what masto and twitter were using, and it looked really good.
Boost for android has some good outlined arrow icons, but I couldn’t find where they were from as its a closed-source project.
Thank you for your explanation. With the change in design language and without a chance of helping out, i.e. finding compatible arrows or designing something from scratch, I prefer the lovely 0.20 and will stay there for now. Please add any redesigns to the release notes so I know if I want to try an upgrade.
This might be something you need to do some user research on.
Personally I find this choice weird and a bit ugly in its own way but ultimately that’s a matter of subjective aesthetic preference.
Hmm, but a heart and a thumb down is not really the opposite of each other…
Good point. 👍