OC Another Interstellar update: new icon, microblogging support, editing/deleting capabilities, youtube embedding, and more

To start, Interstellar finally has an app icon; thanks to @BenjMathis1 for designing it and @dannii_montanii for helping implement it into the app! (https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jwr1/interstellar/e55763688df9f62b12997515830344b701e1f47c/assets/icons/logo.png)

Additionally, microblogging support has now caught up to thread support, thanks to @olorin99. Now, viewing, voting, boosting, etc. is supported on posts. Also, @olorin99 has added support for editing and deleting your own threads, posts, and comments.

A few other features added since the last thread here include support for replying to a thread, post, or another comment, a built-in YouTube video player, an interactive view for images (which supports scaling and panning), a collapse/expand button for comments with children, and a recommended instances section for kbin instances that support logging in via the API.

Here's the link to the latest working build (a new Windows build is now included): github.com/jwr1/interstellar/releases (Android, Linux, Windows).

If you've previously subscribed to the old Interstellar magazine, make sure to migrate over to the new one hosted on kbin.earth (for kbin.social).

So as to not clog up the kbinMeta magazine, I probably won't post as many future Interstellar updates here.

JohnWorks ,

Has the kbin API been released? I didn’t know there was 3rd party apps for kbin yet.

jwr1 OP Global Mod ,
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The kbin api has been out for a while, but there are some instances that still don't support it yet, including kbin.social. If you go to the login screen on the app, there's a list of recommended kbin instances that support both the API and external logins.

JohnWorks ,

Ah gotcha guess I was thinking of kbin social then

8BitFriendly ,
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@ernest When can we expect kbin.social to support the API and external logins?

I really want to support Kbin and stay on your instance, but not having a mobile app is a serious deal-breaker. Supporting apps should get priority over introducing new kbin features IMHO. Kbin.social is the biggest instance, so I'd expect it to support all needed APIs?

I hoped Artemis would deliver, but it didn't. Now Interstellar is my next resort. Today I even considered ... <whisper> returning to Reddit </whisper> for a brief moment.

DarkThoughts ,

Does it support mbin instances too?

jwr1 OP Global Mod ,
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Yes, it does, but they still need to have the API set up correctly. The two mbin instances I know work are kbin.run and kbin.melroy.org.

Montagge ,
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On Android I had to uninstall the old version to install this version. Just an FYI for anyone that runs into the same thing.

jwr1 OP Global Mod ,
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I noticed the same thing. I'm not quite sure what happened there.

Montagge ,
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All good! I figured it was worth mentioning since the last couple of updates just needed to be updated.

jwr1 OP Global Mod ,
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I just wanted to let you know, since you mentioned it, I figured out what was wrong, and the latest version should fix the updating problem. You'll still have to reinstall one last time though, unfortunately.

Montagge ,
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