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svetius

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The new app is just an upgrade to the current XDA app, so you should be able to just go into Play and hit "Update"


The app is rolling out now, and will take hours to get to everyone. For safety, we are doing a staged rollout at first at about 50%.

Update 12/8: App is now at 100% rollout so everyone should get it soon. Thanks for testing and using it! :)
Update 1/13/21: We are aware that for some, the app isn't working. We plan to release a fix ASAP.


Fun things to try:

- Login explore the app settings and gesture controls (hit the third button on the bottom).
- Read the Tips and Tricks thread
 
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plegdroid

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A must read to navigating the new app. Time and effort has been put in to this guide to enhance your user experience. Please read before asking any questions.

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svetius

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A must read to navigating the new app. Time and effort has been put in to this guide to enhance your user experience. Please read before asking any questions.

☕😊


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Hausemaster

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I'm just amazed by the speed of this app... Hey are a few screenshots...
Screenshot_20201207-231324_XDA_Developers.png
Screenshot_20201207-231333_XDA_Developers.png
Screenshot_20201207-231346_Chrome.png
Screenshot_20201207-231410_Android_System.png
Screenshot_20201207-231432_XDA_Developers.png

Also, how do we enable dark mode? (NVM just read the guide...)
 
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Hausemaster

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Any way to force update the app? I tried deleting and reinstalling the app and still got the old one
Actually, going to my apps and games section in play store with the XDA app installed, check for updates if nothing shows up, then after rechecking for updates, there should be an update of size 64-65 MB update the app, then you are good to go....
This how I got mine working...
 
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Possible feature suggestion: allow the app to check the device's animation scale, so that it can remove animations for example, when entering/exiting threads, navigating across the app, etc...
This is just a possible feature that could be added, it's not necessary, but it would be welcome! :)
 
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Actually, going to my apps and games section in play store with the XDA app installed, check for updates if nothing shows up, then after rechecking for updates, there should be an update of size 64-65 MB update the app, then you are good to go....
This how I got mine working...

I tried rechecking multiple times...is it region specific or something?
 
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    The new app is just an upgrade to the current XDA app, so you should be able to just go into Play and hit "Update"


    The app is rolling out now, and will take hours to get to everyone. For safety, we are doing a staged rollout at first at about 50%.

    Update 12/8: App is now at 100% rollout so everyone should get it soon. Thanks for testing and using it! :)
    Update 1/13/21: We are aware that for some, the app isn't working. We plan to release a fix ASAP.


    Fun things to try:

    - Login explore the app settings and gesture controls (hit the third button on the bottom).
    - Read the Tips and Tricks thread
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    So many are asking about the news section in the app---and yes, we intend to bring this back.
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    So far it's s long way short of the old app, in terms of functionality.
    For me the main things that could be fixed/implemented are
    . Easily select my device then have the main device subforum one click away. (No, it's not going to be good enough to bookmark/flag/watch/favourite/whatever the individual subforums of the device subforum. It would be nice to have the device forum in its own tab/link/etc. and not mixed in with the general watched threads section)
    . Go to the last read post when opening a thread
    . Selecting a thread, by default, opens that thread, not show some useless overview, requiring a second button tap to actually open it.
    . Bring back the swipe left and right, in a thread, to go to the previous next page in the thread.

    I've been lazy and haven't gone through this thread, so I assume there's nothing new here as these are all the staple needs of a forum app. So apologies if I'm repeating other thoughts, but the more often the basics are flagged, hopefully the higher up the fix list they'll go.
    OK, having spent a bit more time with it, here are more thoughts.
    . The current home page is mostly useless, the trending, new posts, and new threads are 99.9% device specific about a device you don't own and so is pointless. Move this to the last tab on the bottom (I'll leave it to someone else to suggest an icon for it) then make a useful home page. The most useful things are quick access to your own device subforums (This would be an expandable list, depending on how many devices you own/care about.), quick access to see new posts where you have direct replies, quotes or mentions and quick access to see new PM's. The rest of the home page could then be configurable so each user can choose what else is important to them. (e.g. New posts to threads you've previously participated in).
    . Bring back the functionality to automatically save a draft of a new post/reply. It was incredibly useful when you needed to add multiple links to other threads. It was also very useful when creating long guides, etc. to be able to compose it in stages if necessary.
    . Why are PM's (conversations in modern parlance) only accessible in the alerts tab?. I understand new messages should have alerts there, but surely the whole collection should have its own place. I guess somewhere in the account tab would make some sense.
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    I'm sorry to have to say this to the developper of this app, but I really don't like the new app. It's so less convenient than the previous XDA Labs app.

    Here in a list of key features I'm missing:
    - Going straight to the last unread post when clicking on a thread (instead, the new app opens the thread in the OP which is very frustrating as you can't really figure out where you last left the thread).
    - Navigating through thread pages by swiping left and right
    - The Newsfeed section
    - The XDA App section. Maybe it's because this is forbidden by Google, but then why don't you make a non playstore XDA+ app with this additional feature? Many XDA users are "expert" happy to install apps from other sources than the Play Store anyways
    - The "My Device" section, leading straight to our Device forum
    - The Subscribed Thread tab

    Other things that I find very frustrating with new app:
    - It's too cluttered, and despite the clutter, it is not only less convenient than the previous XDA Labs app, but it is also missing nice features/tabs/filters that can be found in the browser version
    - I'm getting the SSL error when using NextDNS private dns. The only way around this is to whitelist www.google-analytics.com and www.googletagmanger.com. This is unacceptable for me. I can't whitelist this google crap just for the sake of accessing the XDA app (especially XDA, of all apps, why would you mingle so deeply with google analytics?).

    I'm gonna stick to the web version for the time being (also a frustration), hoping for an improved XDA app, with a more user-friendly UI, less permission requests, and less dependancy on google-crap.

    Also, is there a web browser equivalent to the XDA Lab App Store?
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    well , title says "tell us what you think".
    firstly i'd like to say that i am not a developer. so i couldnt have done this. it is appreciated the time , effort , hours and knowledge that went into it.
    but i think it was @lfom who said it best for me ; "it killed the mobile user experience". i can learn new ways to navigate to where i want to go. i can find most everything i look for. but the overall experience has , well diminished quite a bit for me personally. i know you all are working diligently to fix the things that are broke which is again highly appreciated. but i can get kinda the same experience with my mobile browser and launcher just by logging in and clicking on "save to home screen".
    just my ¢.02 and do appreciate the effort.
    all the best for xda and its members/families in the new year.
    mrrocketdog , a.k.a. dave