[Google Play] Community App v1.9 Update

  1. David Y.
    Global Community Manager Staff Member Jun 8, 2017

    David Y. , Jun 8, 2017 :

    Hi everyone,

    It has been a while since we first introduced our official community app to you. Our community app team has been gathering your feedback and working on new features and tweaks. Today, we’re excited to offer you an improved version – Community app v1.9. You can download or update it on the Google Play Store.

    What's new in this version:
    1. Redesigned homepage highlight section.
    2. Optimized image upload compression.
    3. Added country-specific push notifications.
    4. Unified emoji on web and mobile versions, now you can post and see emoji in the App.
    5. Redesigned App icon.
    We'll put more resources to support this app, which will largely be thanks to your feedback. So please join the community app beta program. Share your opinion with us to help us bring better and faster improvements!

    How to join the beta program?
    1. Visit our community app page on the Google Play Store.
    2. Scroll down to the “Become a beta tester” section of the page.
    3. Click “I’M IN” and you’ll be on your way to becoming one of our awesome beta testers!
    4. Learn more about the Beta program here.
    Thank you for helping us make this community app better. What feature you would like to see in this app in the near future? Or is there any suggestion about this app? Feel free to share your idea in the comments! Our app team is watching!

  2. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Jun 8, 2017

    camohan , Jun 8, 2017 :
    Thanks for the update.
    PM feature, post edit feature are few suggestions which I can think off immediately.

  3. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Community Expert Jun 8, 2017

    dsmonteiro , Jun 8, 2017 :
    Any chance you can share the link to the community app page?

    As for suggestions:
    • Proper formatting tools for posts, namely adding pictures, videos, formatting text size, color, etc.
    • Supporting PMs
    • Post editing
    • Access to the Raffle system
    • A new improved Home where you can choose the sub-forums you see.
    • The ability to +Quote or Reply highlighted text.
    • Add the up arrow in quotes that lets you jump to the quoted text.
    • Scroll up to update when on top of a page (like Chrome for Android and other apps)
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2017

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  4. Evscapade
    Gingerbread Jun 8, 2017

  5. Sridhar Ananthanarayanan
    Lollipop Jun 8, 2017

    Sridhar Ananthanarayanan , Jun 8, 2017 :
    Plenty of ideas to make it better:

    01. Picture viewing in full size/ enlarged view
    02. Name suggestions when we want to quote/ tag someone
    03. Threads section - so we can quickly access the threads we created
    04. Ability to edit our threads and comments
    05. Dislike/ Downvote comments
    06. Ability to conduct polls
    07. A button to quickly take us to the top of the page
    08. Filters & color coding of threads, comments, etc.
    09. Ability to block/ hide/ ignore threads & users
    10. Bookmarks on the main menu itself.
    11. Pure white background. Currently it has a slight reddish/ pinkish tinge.
    12. Ability to exclude threads not in our chosen language from appearing in the feed - language filtering under settings.

    Always prefer to use the app than the browser.

    Hope future updates will incorporate the above features and more.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2017

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  6. nen3i
    Honeycomb Jun 8, 2017

    nen3i , Jun 8, 2017 :
    you can try to make tagging other people available in the app.

    PS: are you going to release to Google play any other proprietary apps? like weather, launcher, file manager so they can be updated more easily ?

    we would really like to update apps over Google play and not new system updates

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  7. mr_priyanshu
    Jelly Bean Jun 8, 2017

    mr_priyanshu , Jun 8, 2017 :
    Emoji testing:


  8. mr_priyanshu
    Jelly Bean Jun 8, 2017

    mr_priyanshu , Jun 8, 2017 :
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  9. Heisenberg_009
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 8, 2017

    Heisenberg_009 , Jun 8, 2017 :
    I would like to add to this. Please make the app inline with material design. Thanks :)

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  10. Wahoux
    Lollipop Jun 8, 2017

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  11. Mr.Naz
    Honeycomb Jun 8, 2017

  12. SJBoss
    Lollipop Jun 8, 2017

    SJBoss , Jun 8, 2017 :

    thank you guys... now I don't have to hurt my thumbs.

  13. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Community Expert Jun 8, 2017

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  14. pa5t1s
    Marshmallow Jun 8, 2017

    pa5t1s , Jun 8, 2017 :
    Thanks for the update @David Y. !
    I'll have a look at this new version, but, so far, Notifications seem to be either buggy or broken (no change)

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  15. meatandy
    Oreo Jun 8, 2017

    meatandy , Jun 8, 2017 :
    My internet browser is working just fine.

    Thanks for the suggestion , David ;)

  16. AcmE85
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 8, 2017

    AcmE85 , Jun 8, 2017 :
    How about implementing an actual search feature in the forums which works inside specific threads like any other sane forum does?! Might help to reduce a lot of spam and redundant questions, thus decreasing the workload for mods.
    "Search this thread"

  17. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Community Expert Jun 8, 2017

    dsmonteiro , Jun 8, 2017 :
    That's not a Community App issue. The whole search function is broken in this Forum and it has been like that ever since the restyling. To worsen things, the search index is also broken.

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  18. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Community Expert Jun 8, 2017

    dsmonteiro , Jun 8, 2017 :
    Unless you're trying to check the Recent Threads...

  19. AcmE85
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 8, 2017

    AcmE85 , Jun 8, 2017 :
    I know, just wanted to mention it regardless. I don't even use the community app as I can navigate with my browser much quicker.

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  20. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Community Expert Jun 8, 2017

    dsmonteiro , Jun 8, 2017 :
    I actually prefer the Community App but there's so much missing that I install when a new version pops up, report what's missing and return to the browser version. It's a shame really.

    @David Y. somewhat related, it would also be nice if you added notifications through Chrome as well.

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