Quickddit - call for testing



  • Hello everyone,

    During this weird times I had more time for software development. I started porting Quickddit - open source Reddit client to Ubuntu Touch. This port was written in Qt Quick Controls 2.

    Screenshot:
    quickddit(2).png
    Features:

    Feature SailfishOS Ubuntu Touch Nokia Harmattan (N9)
    Browse anonymously Y Y Y
    Sign into Reddit Y Y Y
    Multi account Y Y Y
    Submit/edit new links and self-posts Y Y
    add, reply, edit, delete comments Y Y Y
    Browse your messages Y Y Y
    Send messages Y Y Y
    Vote on comments and posts Y Y Y
    Save comments and posts Y Y Y
    Multireddit support partial partial partial
    integrated image viewer Y Y Y
    integrated Imgur album viewer Y Y
    integrated video player Y Y
    integrated webviewer Y Y
    search posts Y Y
    search subreddits Y Y Y
    inbox notifications Y Y
    watch clipboard for reddit links Y Y
    TOR Y Y
    Post flair partial
    User flair
    Friends
    Moderator features

    I would love to hear any feedback, issues or requests. I do not have device with working video playback, so please test if that works.
    Download armhf or arm64.
    Source code you can find here.



  • @danqo6 thank you for your work!
    Haven't tested yet, but awesome. Maybe you can also try to get audience in Telegram groups.



  • It seems to work pretty well on my Community Edition Pinephone, I haven't tested video playback yet.

    I don't have a screenshot to share, but text is pretty small on the main page posts--going in to the comments for a particular post the comment font size is easily readable, but the post font size stays small. This may be more of a Pinephone issue than a Quickddit issue though, as I've noticed other apps displays to be pretty zoomed out (e.g. Axolotl) on the Pinephone.

    ETA: No luck playing back a Youtube video in the app.



  • Great! I'll use this for a few days and will report back. I've been using uReadIt daily for years, but it's pretty much broken at the moment.



  • @wilson said in Quickddit - call for testing:

    It seems to work pretty well on my Community Edition Pinephone, I haven't tested video playback yet.

    I don't have a screenshot to share, but text is pretty small on the main page posts--going in to the comments for a particular post the comment font size is easily readable, but the post font size stays small. This may be more of a Pinephone issue than a Quickddit issue though, as I've noticed other apps displays to be pretty zoomed out (e.g. Axolotl) on the Pinephone.

    ETA: No luck playing back a Youtube video in the app.

    Had the same experience, but wanted to add this is awesome for a first release and perfectly usable for me as I read more than I watch stuff on reddit. Thanks for the great work!



  • @wilson Yeah, scaling is broken on wayland, see bug https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues/1320



  • @danqo6 Thanks for the info. This is definitely a great reddit app to add to the Ubuntu Touch catalog!



  • I really enjoy using this so far, thanks a lot!

    Just a few things:

    • Quoted text doesn't look different than the rest of the comment.
    • Some kind of visual indication if there's an unread message would be nice.
    • Some kind of visual indication to the username of the topic starter/OP would be nice.
    • When clicking a link in a comment, then going back brings you to the top of the post/comment chain and you'll have scroll down and find your place again.

    Edit: one more:

    • Sometimes thumbnails aren't shown. When clicking on it, either the image doesn't load at all, or is visible for a second and then disappears. /r/birbs is an entire sub that has this problem.


  • @RandomUser said in Quickddit - call for testing:

    • Quoted text doesn't look different than the rest of the comment.

    Markdown support brings QT 5.14, I will look into backporting maybe

    • Some kind of visual indication if there's an unread message would be nice.

    There is thinner line next to unread message, will add indicator to main page latter (notification support is planned too)

    • Some kind of visual indication to the username of the topic starter/OP would be nice.

    This was added

    • When clicking a link in a comment, then going back brings you to the top of the post/comment chain and you'll have scroll down and find your place again.

    Will investigate this more

    • Sometimes thumbnails aren't shown. When clicking on it, either the image doesn't load at all, or is visible for a second and then disappears. /r/birbs is an entire sub that has this problem.

    This is because reddit doesn't provide thumbnail for every image, will dig deeper (they provide previews too)



  • Quickddit was published in OpenStore, please let me know if that works correctly. Please remove local installation before OpenStore version installation.
    This update brings UI redesign, multireddit support was added and minor bugs was fixed.



  • @danqo6 Looks like it broke comments formatting. For example line breaks aren't visible anymore, lists are one long line. Also links, either normal http(s) or internal (/)u/ and (/)r/, aren't clickable anymore.



  • @danqo6 Any update on fixing the formatting of comments?



  • @RandomUser I will publish another test version here with couple improvements, I hope that tomorrow it will be ready.



  • @danqo6 Thanks! I've been using this app daily since you made this topic. Great work!



  • @danqo6 Hi,
    I installed your app and it works fine.

    Did you looked at uReadIt ? It's another client for Reddit.
    There is a feature from uReadIt that I miss in Quickddit ; the galery mode.
    It allows to swipe between posts with pictures, I'm on several subs about photography and sometimes I just like to scroll through pictures.
    But having the picture at a larger scale allow better details and save some clicks before commenting.



  • Hello guys,

    another test version.

    Changes:

    • added support to submit and edit post
    • changed thumbnail provider
    • fixed bugs with thumbnails and images
    • added best section, added support for changing period in top and controversial section
    • videos from some platforms actually should work, videos from v.redd.it not yet
    • changed behavior of adding comment and writing new message
    • fixed comment formatting

    Download arm64 and armhf build



  • @AppLee
    I have some UI improvement plans, but I want to get working basic functionality for now. Reddit added support for galleries and Imgur galleries I want support too. Next thing is some indication when post is repost from another subreddit, I would love to support videos better too. uReadIt is great inspiration, but too buggy for me to fix. Gallery mode would be cool too. Great feature would be for example image zooming like on Instagram for android.



  • @danqo6 Thanks for the great work.
    I agree with how you proceed. No rush 😉 GIF and videos are great features: many thanks.
    And if you need help, I can join the effort, I started modifying uReadIt, but I think it is best to contribute Quickddit.

    So if you need help we can continue in private to see how I can help.



  • I will push last update to github tomorrow, I am planning to publish source more regurally with better commit mesaages. Feel free to help, you can ping me on Telegram as @Danqok



  • Quickddit 1.0 update has been published to store. Please let me know how it works. Now it has gallery support and videoplayback support.


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