Pillowfort Community Android App
Hi alls, So I've been working on the app a bit and it almost looks good now. Incase you haven't been following along, I'm putting together an android app for Pillowfort.io. Currently I'm implementing things as I go along. When I decide I want something, I make it. So far I've focused on displaying posts on the homefeed, but upcoming I will start adding posts from other feeds and start showing things like individual forts and communities.
To build the app, you will need
Android-Studio. Acquiring these tools is outside of the scope of this document, but both are FOSS and easily installable with just a web search and a little time.
First up is building the web layer of the app. Go ahead and
mvn install -DskipTests (there is one unit test and it requires hard coded username and password). then from the project root, open
android/ in Android-Studio. From there click the little green triangle, and it will build. Then it will ask you which device you want to run it on. You will need to enable the
android debugging bridge (ADB) in your phone's system settings. Then, plug your phone in and it should show up in the menu. Click on it and then click OK. It will install and launch the app on your phone.
Licensing and all that Jazz
The android app is shared under the MIT/Expat License. You can read it in License. The use of Pillowfort.io, the service to which the app connects is governed by the Pillowfort Terms of Service.