Introducing bSteem for iOS and Android!

in busy •  8 months ago

Introducing bSteem for iOS and Android!

http://bsteem.com

Hello Steemians,

I have just released the bSteem mobile app for both iOS and Android!

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bsteem/id1354894604
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bsteem.bsteemapp

The goal for bSteem is to ensure the best user experience on the steem blockchain.

Simulator Screen Shot Mar 31, 2018, 9.11.02 PM.png

Viewing Posts & Custom bSteem Feed

Viewing and sorting of posts by trending, hot, active, and new is supported. You can also press on a tag, and that will take you to its respective feed, and you will be able to sort it. Also whenever you save a tag, we aggregate all your saved tags and create a customized "bSteem" Feed for you!

Simulator Screen Shot Mar 31, 2018, 9.11.47 PM.png

Save your favorite posts, users, and tags

When viewing a feed by tag, a post, or a users profile, you’ll be able to save it by clicking on the ‘star’ icon. This will show up in the saved content screen, you can access this screen by clicking the star icon on the top right of the home (for logged in users) and news screens! This is supported for both unlogged and logged in users.

Finding Content

You can now search for anything! Your search results will be divided into 3 sections - tags, posts, and users. Quickly find what you’re looking for by pressing on the ‘globe’ icon and fill in the input with what you would like to search for.

Using SteemConnect to login

bSteem will never ask you for your password/private keys! All authentication is done with SteemConnect. When logged in you can do most of the normal actions that you would on steemit.com, busy.org, or dtube. Such as voting on a post, voting on comments, following users, and creating posts.

Photo Gallery for quick preview and sharing of post images

If a post has an image, you can click on it to view the image gallery and you can share the image with all your friends!

Rewards

Unlike other apps out there on the app store, whenever you create a post on bSteem, we do not take any rewards. Some apps take 10% of your rewards, we would never do that.

What’s in the future for 2018?

  • Notifications
  • Optimize performance of the app
  • A better user-friendly design to provide an even richer user experience
  • Ability to pick and choose between dark/light theme or even multiple themes
  • Better integration with other apps on steem, such as @dtube, @dlive, @busy, @steemit

Conclusion

I am probably missing a bunch of other features here, but you guys can find out more by downloading the app! Thank you guys for taking the time to read this post, I have been working on this app for the past few months on my own time, so all feedback is welcome. If you see any issues, feel free to create an issue here: https://github.com/bsteemapp/bsteem-issues

You can also join our discord here: https://discord.gg/TRhbd9Z

For any questions / inquiries you can email me at jm@bsteem.com

Update 4/1

iOS app has been updated! If you were having trouble logging in, please updates the iOS app and try again! Thanks for your patience!

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I just downloaded the app. would be doing a work around the app then make a post later on. thanks @jm90mm for this wonderful app

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thank you for the feedback!

Just installed Bsteem on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Very nice tool with a lot of power. Thank you for doing this. Do you have any video tutorials where you show some of the features and walk us through them?

Keep up the good work! Thank you for doing t his.

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I do not have any video tutorials, would be great if someone could make one haha.

So busy focusing on adding new features to the app / bug fixes. I want to focus on technology first rather than all the gimmicky marketing that other apps on steem are doing..

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I hear you and like that you're focusing on creating such great technology. Would you be open to a short interview where we could show BSteem on the screen and create some quick "how-to" and content-related material? Won't take more than 10-15 minutes and we'd have something really good.Let me know if you're interested. You've got a great product and I want to let more fellow Steemians know about it.

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yup that would be great! you can send me an email at jm@bsteem.com and we can go from there, we can exchange contact info

Ummmm what is the difference of this app and steepshot ? Nuttin biggy , just asking, today I also saw post about some app like this called steepshot .

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Steepshot is an instagram like app, which only allows you to post a picture and a limited amount of words, made for photographers. This is the whole shabam.

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Bsteem can upload all at once ?

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@applelex no, as in on steepshot you can only view the content uploaded to steepshot, on bsteem you can view everything on steemit.com

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Oh I see. . Thank you for the info . 😊😊😊

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Not too sure haven’t used steepshot. But the goal of bsteem is to make it the best user friendly app on Steem

Awesome post (Jm90mm)thanks

A really great app, thank you for doing this! Can you take a look at embedding photos into a post? The button does not work on android 7.0.

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thanks for the feedback, I'll have to check on Android device!

Love it. Great work, guys.

I enabled the voting slider and a lower default percentage on Android and when voting under comments it still voted at 100%.

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Thanks for the feedback, I'll check for android.

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By the way, this is the best App by far for Steem. Great work!

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Awesome! Glad to hear, thanks for the feedback!

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Update worked for vote slider!

Image icon does not do anything in posting screen. Google Nexus 5 with Android 6.

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Ahh I wish I could test on an Android 6, image icon should take you to photo browser, might not work for older android versions for now. Sorry about that!

Congratulations!! We have needed this. I will install it and review it.

Have only used the app briefly, and I love it! My only recommendation would be allowing QR codes for logging into Steem Connect.

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Yeah that would be awesome! If Steem connect allows

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Ah I didn't know that was the issue. Thank you for the response. I have already gotten a couple people on the app.

WOW man, great app! I just have a couple of questions/remarks.

  1. Is it possible to get notifications on android? Was too soon, you are already working on it!!
  2. When you go to activity I can see for example that someone made a comment, but I can't click on it to see the comment, that would be very useful. Same goes for curation, transfer.
  3. I love the logo, but I think it would work better as a cutout and a bit bigger, without the ugly white square around it ;)
    Really think this app is a great step in bringing the platform closer to mobile users!
    Thanks
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Hey thanks for the feedback! Yes notifications will be coming soon, and activity page needs to be updated as well as logo :)

Just got your latest update on Android and the image upload now works on Android 6. You seriously rock!

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Awesome thanks for the feedback! Stay tuned for more updates this week :)

Whats also great about this app is that the search function actually stays within steem rather than going to google search! The frontend is clean too. Blog like.

Wow! Such a beautiful design! Great effort! Just downloaded it for test to my Galaxy S8 and it's really fast.

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Thanks for the feedback! It will always be improving, so stay tuned for more updates!

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I've found one strange behavior rendering post preview. I've posted the link to YouTube video in the bottom of my post and now it shows as a post preview but I have special post preview image which is ignored by bSteem. Check my feed for seeing this bug.

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thanks @dunsky for reporting this bug, I'll check on it!

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Could you link the post that you were having an issue with ? Thanks

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This post. It looks like this in bSteem:
2018-04-06 23.16.19.jpg

But suppose to look something like that:
2018-04-06 23.16.54.jpg

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thanks @dunsky, just pushed out a fix, if you have an iOS device, it should update automatically, but if you have an android, you have to go into the app, wait a bit, then close the app and re-open it for the update to apply.

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Great! Looks like preview is fixed for me now. But once I am opening the post itsefl this video is showing first (on top of the post after header) still.

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Yeah a fix should be out in a bit! along with other bug fixes 🙏😁

Thanks again for reporting this issue!

Great app man

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Thanks for the feedback! More updates to come! 🙏🙌

Sounds good :D

Rewards
Unlike other apps out there on the app store, whenever you create a post on bSteem, we do not take any rewards. Some apps take 10% of your rewards, we would never do that.

What! Sealed the deal :) Been looking for something to post with when on the go. don't mind paying the developers' fee but maybe when my account is big enough to do that. For now, bSteem is it, it seems. Thanks fam.

Congratulations and thanks for sharing! Links to your website and post were included in the Steem.center wiki pages Steem Ecosystem and Steem Ecosystem: A - L. Thanks and good luck again!

So what's the difference between this and eSteem app?

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UI is different :)

But other than that I think esteem has more features but bsteem has direct messaging, and more customizations like saving tags and saving users. And there is a bsteem feed that aggregates all your saved tags within the app and creates a more personalized feed. I’ll be adding new features to bsteem every week :) so stay tuned for more rich updates!

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Thanks. One of the things I really like about eSteem is the draft and schedule functions. Hoping that those functionalities will be introduced for the @steemit online platform, too.

Some people have reported that login is not working for iOS, I have submitted an update to the app store, now just waiting for Apple to review it. Thanks again for the feedback :)

Amazing postings, good information, add knowledge, fun and I like. Thank you for sharing @baktiarsejahtera

hello .. i want to know what are the advantages of using bsteem application? hope this app is fun for its users ...

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A few things, you can save your posts, tags, and favorite users. You can also direct message other users. You have your own bSteem feed, which is an aggregate of all your saved tags, more filtering options, and much more. Check it out for yourself :) All feedback good or bad is welcome! Thanks again!

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How does direct messaging work?

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No notifications, it’s just a simple chat for now, the chat is encrypted and secure. I use firebase for the chat engine.

Hello @jm90mm i cant login to the app with all my keys as requested, and made a details note with screenshot of the error here https://steemit.com/steam/@steemandre/can-t-login-to-the-newly-introduced-bsteem-steemit-app-by-jm90mm-for-posting-commenting-voting-and-more-e8283f9f05d62

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hey, it should be same key that you use for busy.org or any apps that use steemconnect, have you tried logging in with same key in busy?

What % does Bsteem take? I know esteem took 5%.

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Nothing. bsteem will never take anything from its users.

Wow, jm90mm! This is just awesome, I can download this in apple store??
I have iPhone 8Plus! I'll try to download, and get back to you if I am not successful! Thanks for the creation! Come and join us at: https//discord.gg/uuTxHcC, see you there! I am Hongkong&Philippines there!

bsteem is okay, but why don't people just use the browser on their phones? Specifially Busy.org, it's optimized for all mobile devices and offers more features than any of the other Steem apps.

This is really great. I just joined steemit a couple of days ago and still try to figure out a good way to enjoy and maybe even publish content while I am on the road. This seems like a good way and I will definitely give it a try. Thanks a lot!

New Minnow here. Been using it for less than a week now. Works pretty good. Sharing seems to be an issue but we’ve just been dropping links. Works good like that. Give us a follow.

Hi. Its us again. How it look? https://busy.org/@coolpeopleifb
One bug we have is that the signup now button not linked properly.
We have been promoting online & social media.

Great app!
Thanks a lot.

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Thanks for the feedback! 🙏🙌