I’ve just installed Manjaro mobile App (Android), and i’ve realized there is no forum in there.
So i’m wondering if there is any plan of adding it?
If not, is there any API that we can use to build one?
I’m an a Flutter developer and i’d be interested in contributing to the development of the Forum
I think a discourse app would be useful rather than a manjaro specific app, so you can have all forums in one app. I know discourse works really well on a mobile phone but you can’t add it to your app drawer only a shortcut on your homescreen. If you are following several different forums your homescreen will soon get cluttered
I now there’s an "official "discourse app but it’s pretty poor
This is amusing. In the past we had apps to do many things which now, frankly, work better in a browser. We have ‘web apps’ which are basically internet pages run in a container app - selecting whatever backend (firefox, chrome etc) and taking away the UI.
This is already the case for iOS. Most times instead of finding an app, you can just add a web shortcut - there’s your software. No need to start breaking out the rust code to create a complicated app to run that.
Don’t try to just re-implement something that does already exist (well, if the current implementation sucks, maybe it’s still worth doing it )
I know that kind of enthusiasm of “giving back to the community” leads to all kind’s of thoughts, but in the end, you need something that really solves a problem and has some benefit. The mobile version of discourse works pretty well so there’s probably not a lot to contribute there…
Now one of the areas where some help is needed -which somehow fits to your profile- is probably the ARM / pinephone section. There is some demand of getting applications “mobile ready”. You might need to dig into C / C++ though.
When he started the app it didn’t. Also he created a unique interface for it. Have you even installed the app?
I’m not here to defend it, I just follow it’s development. If you don’t like it, then don’t use it. Some people need an app for everything. It is kind of nice to have everything Manjaro offers bundled together in an easy to use app, some folks will dig it. It also markets Manjaro a bit.