eSteem - iOS v1.4.5, Schedule posts, Bandwidth saver, language, improvements, minor Android fix

5 months ago


We are pleased to announce iOS release of eSteem mobile. This release has some major changes as well as number of bug fixes, performance improvements. If you have reported any issue, please review them and let us know if you still have them.

Thanks to @antidorsessions for helping out with Android 7.0 testing, in our last release we have found that Android 4.4.2 users were also effected by unsupported type error caused by Android OS using outdated library. We have just now pushed minor update to Android users as well that fixes the bug and have some improvements.

Did you know? If you don't use Google PlayStore, You can download APK directly from our github

For full details of the changelog and new changes, please read below.

What's eSteem

For those who find eSteem related post first time and don't know what eSteem is: It is mobile and desktop application for Steem! eSteem is offering some of the unique features (Bookmarking, Post Drafts, Image upload/capture, Personal Gallery, Notifications, many more) for mobile users! Evolution of eSteem desktop app is under development.

eSteem supports multi-currency where you can see post rewards in any currency you like (BTC, USD, EUR, RUB, GBP, JPY, KRW, INR, CNY etc.), multi-language (35+) where you can use app in any language you are familiar with, multi-account where you can add more than one account and easily change between accounts, multi-chain where you can use both Steem and Golos chains, multi-notifications where you can get notification for your multiple accounts for following activities Vote, Follow, Unfollow, Mention, Comment, Reblog, Scheduled post publish, etc!

Check out this blog @good-karma for more related posts and latest announcements.

What's new

  • Schedule posts - you can now schedule posts through eSteem. This feature requires permission of posting on your behalf by adding esteemapp account into your posting authority. To allow permission you should be logged in with your main password or have posting and active private key during advanced login. This feature is only available for Steem users (not Golos). You can move scheduled post it to draft then reedit or reschedule or remove scheduled posts from Schedules page from left side menu.
  • Push Notification when scheduled post has been published.
  • Android permission fix - when you download images from posts some Android devices didn't get proper permission, that issue is now fixed.
  • Mute and Unmute feature - initial features implemented, expect more improvements with future releases.
  • Bandwidth saver - you can find this feature on Settings page, which gives you control over your internet usage. You can choose to download images or disable them by default. This way you can tap on image placer to download individual images if you want.
  • Nsfw filter improved - dark overlay replaced with image now all images are replaced with placeholder when you disable nsfw content. Expect more improvements to handle nsfw text filter in future releases.
  • Beneficiary reward changed from 1 to 5% after initial 30 days period.
  • Finnish language added
  • Thai language added
  • Urdu Pakistani language added
  • Bosnian language added
  • Korean language added
  • Hindi language added
  • Header buttons spacing adjusted
  • Fixed night mode coloring on some pages
  • Fixed youtube embedding and sizing issues
  • Error message handled better
  • Comment fetching fixed
  • Voting, unvoting fixed
  • Facebook and other image link markdown fixed
  • Various bugs and performance improvements

Screenshots


AppStore - iOS (iPhone, iPad) - v1.4.5 Google Play - Android - v1.4.5
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Work on next version has started, exciting new changes are planned for v1.4.6... Stay tuned!

We appreciate reviews and feedbacks on Apple AppStore and Google Playstore as well as ProductHunt.

If you have suggestions or found a bug, please report them here with comments or on Github and we will work on them as soon as we can.


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Thank you brother! Looking forward to receiving your feedback and suggestions, as usual 😉

Thanks for the update! Not sure if you remember, but I guess I was the first one to review the iOS app on the website :D

It's awesome that you're regularly updating it, although I haven't been regularly updating it myself. Thrilled to check out the new features :)

No crashes until now (on iOS)! Iuuupiii!!!

Currently writing with Android version. This is the best app on Google Play, period. :)

I have a nokia lumia 1210 i like steem and i like to have the app on my phone will you devlop for lumia too

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Is it windows phone operating system?! Which AppStore do you use to get apps?

@good-karma man you did a killer job on this man, Just made my first post from esteem today, worked allot better!

I like this update :) Now it runs much smoother and some bugs were fixed. You did a great job! If I find some bugs I will write you a comment :)

And the list of updates goes on with more incredible amounts of work and dedication to quality! Great job!!!

Thanks for the updates and namaste :)

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Feels much more snappy than the old one.

Good work :) Really happy to see constant progress being made on this app!!

It's only 2 hrs since I downloaded the app. Great User experience and easy to navigate. Congratulations are in order @good-karma

Just downloaded this for the first time with an S7 - very fun to take Steem mobile !

When I try to submit a story with Esteem the "post" button is dim and not clickable or touchable. I can't post.

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Maybe check if you have, not more than 5 tags ?

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well. I had 5 tags, but between 2 of the tags I had a double space... changed to single space and I have the post button. Thanks. :)

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Glad that it worked ;)

Straight to google play store to download

I'm going to test soon the result looks very good.

This is exactly what I was looking for a steemit mobile app. It's going to be great to blog using the photo roll on my mobile and not have to wait to get in front of my laptop to post. Thank you for the great work. downloaded and followed.

Busy downloading can't wait to test. Keep up the good work you are doing.

I was just thinking about this!, but i am a little afraid of carrying my steemit account in my cell phone (that can get stolen in any moment)

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You are right to be concerned! So that's why eSteem designed such a way so that your keys never leaves your device. And you can enabled extra security level by using PIN code you can find from Settings page of the app. Also you can only use your posting private key that is only responsible for posting and voting, no money can be transferred out without active key.

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Uhmm that seems good... have to try it! :D

Good work :) already installed!!! Really happy to see progress :)
Upvoted and followed !!

Wonderful updates, I'm gonna update it right now. Thanks for such an amazing work!

I am loving the deluge of notifications from the eSteem Android app.
Every notification is money in the bank!

Good looking out.

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Yes, if you have enabled Vote notifications, you might get dozen vote notifications 😁

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+1

Notifications are the best :)

Thanks for the post, I just downloaded it and sent the developer an email with an issue I had upvoting. Other than that the App is awesome and has some pretty interesting features.
@victorvazco please upvote,resteem,reply and follow because you're awesome

@good-karma ,Esteem yes and no doubt. But for us in Aceh which is average using Sim Card internet network, very slowly, maybe this little complaint from me. And wasteful internet quota

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I understand, try out bandwidth saver feature, which doesn't download many images. Go to Settings and disable Fetch images that will limit image downloads and save your internet quota...

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Okay thanks friends @good-karma and i will follow i will follow my advice

Thanks for the post !! recently started!! learning so many things...... Thank you so much for sharing!!

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Welcome to Steem! ;)

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Thank you !!

Have you added refresh button? Was not able to find it in previous version. (Refreshing new, followed tab etc)

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Thank you for your comment! Refresh button on which page, perhaps we can add it with next release? Front page has pull down to refresh and every time you change feed/filter posts are refreshed. Followers and Followings page also does refresh with new data every time you visit...

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Would be nice to have pull to refresh capability in every place where one would like to update content. So we would not have to switch between new/feed etc.

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Yes, as I mentioned... New/Feed page (or front page) has it already. As for all other pages, pull down to refresh is not proper because those pages are for reading, transferring funds, uploading profile picture or cover picture, etc. Will consider this on blog page though, it could be very useful there as well... ;)

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Can't see that function working on my galaxy 7 edge. Nothing happens, I suppose there should be at least an animation (like fb pull to refresh has)

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Oh you are right, I just checked. It looks like we have disabled it in this version. Will re-enable with new release, there is also plans to improve caching of posts which should improve performance greatly...

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Great app by the way, kudos from fellow android developer!

Nice Info @good-karma, i would like to inform that steemian who use android version 4.4.2 get some troubles (Unable uploading, post comment and claim reward). I hope you could tell us how to solve it).

My phone runs well in marshmallow version.
Thank u for your attention.

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Try restarting app to see if it solves the issue. For some users it did solve it.

Hello, i downloaded the app.
And i could log in, to my account and everything was good.
But when i want to upvote a post, then i get an error message.
Like this

Broadcast error, try again!
"Sinzzer""posting"

After this i try again, and same thing.
There is no problem with my network connection, because i can do everything on my Iphone.
And its a Iphone 5s.
Did i do something wrong or something?
And it doesen't matter wich post i want to upvote, same error.

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Could you try restarting app to see issue gets resolved? For some devices it seem to help

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Hello, thanks for your answer.
Unfortunately i already did that, when i saw your post about the app.
But after this replied, i did it again and now i got this message.

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Thank you for getting back!
Did you have this issue with 1.4.4 or 1.4.3 version?
What iPhone and What iOS version you are on?

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Hi thanks for the fast reply.
When i go the app store, then i only have one option for esteem.
Before i saw your topic, then i had the app for a week, and had the error problem.
After i saw your topic, i removed that app, and downloaded the latest version.
If am correct.
And after your reqeust to remove it, then i did and downloaded again.
Then i got the error message, what i posted in the last picture.

I got an Iphone 5s version 10.3.2,
The esteem version i got is v 1.4.5

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Great, thanks for details! I will do some tests and release minor version update if necessary ;)

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To me it's not a big deal, but i saw it happened.
There for i thought , you need to know what is going on.
I can say, yeah yeah it's good, it's good, while i get that error message :)
Nope not me, i got to be honest and straight! Thats me!

Beside that, everything else is more then good.
Because i can also see the percentage of my reputation, i cant see that when i open the site behind my computer.
I mean those numbers between my post numbers, and my followers number.

Those numbers can motivate you, to even be more creative.
Thats very nice. Keep up the good work!
Cheers

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Yeah, always appreciate the feedback...that's how we can improve ;)
That's voting power indicator...

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I get the same:/

why the aplication of esteem dont support. I used Samsung galaxy A3

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What do you mean, it should work for Samsung Galaxy devices? Do you get any error messages?

I love the Esteem app. I would like to recommend a few things though. When your looking at your personal page i would like to be able to post something new from there. I'm using the android app to. I had to look around and it took me a little bit to figure it out the first time. And another thing, Some of the options like friends breakdown list would be handy to. And finding out who looked at each post. Maybe i just don't know how to use it totally but i like some of the options of the computer platform because it'll be accessible to more and more people when it's on a phone app. I understand it's a new thing and i uploaded it when you first published it. Thanks for sharing and asking us for feedback.

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Hi Jake, thanks for suggestions and feedback! Will consider this for sure, you are right though app has dozen features that is condensed and some features are left for users to explore and find 😊 will improve usability step by step

Just want to note its not booting up on my iPad2 for some reasson.
Cheers for the amazing app, using it on android.
P.S the profits on PC and The app are different.

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Hey @vangelov, do you have any errors, perhaps can share screenshots?! Thanks!

Hello my friend @good-karma ... i am also part of Esteem user .. my complaint is not much different from @curiesea. And sometimes i have to post post because it can not loading .oke thanks for your explanation that try the power saving feature .I know Esteem from @curiesea. Because I use Redmi4A smartphone.

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Hey @zikri, Could you help please check Google PlayStore if you see update for eSteem? Because we have pushed minor release yesterday right after 1.4.5.

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Ok thank you mr @good-karma, yes this is faster and steady for a while

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I updated to last version, fastest than 1.4.4 on page load

Writing my comment on Android pixel. I reinstalled and restarted my phone. It works better after a restart. Issues I had before like unable to make comments are gone. You should advise others to do the same if they have issues on your post. Thanks for all that you do!

image

Great, now i can upload my image over this app, thanks @good-karma for improvment, a few days ago i cant upload an image over comment box, this ia what i hope on this app

Thank you. Be nice to see a back swipe added to iPhone app. To easily access settings or go back.

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As requested, we have added back the feature 😊 you are right it is easier to navigate that way

Testing it right now. Thank you very much! Keep it going!

Amazing, I did not know about eSteem Mobile. Great work!!!

Good job for eSteem and Steem...
I like it, Upvote & Resteem
Thank you @good-karma for sharing ^_^

Thank you so much for the updates !
thumbs up steem with akkha.jpg

Such a useful app, great job and appreciate the effort.

A useful program! :)
I need to establish myself!

Installed successfully. Looking forward to test it

Oh nice. The one I use now doesnt really work well. I hope this works fine

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Thank you for your comment! Give this version a try and let me know what parts doesn't work or have issues... You can also report issues or suggestions here: https://github.com/esteemapp/esteem/issues

Awesome app @good-karma. Question though; does the app on ios have to be running to be able to post the "scheduled posts" or is it posted from some external server or something that will function 24/7?

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That's the purpose of scheduled posts to be able to post while not using app or away, plan your posting time, etc. Once you schedule the post, that's it, because you have given permission, eSteem app will take care of publishing your post.

Great job on the new update. As someone who uses the Pin Code function, In future updates it would be nice for the numbers to be spaced a bit further apart, especially for those of us with larger fingers or Touch ID functionality :)

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Thank you for suggestion, I will surely consider adding extra padding and bigger sizing to allow better visibility... Touch ID unlock is in todo list, will come with future updates :)

I can use the esteem to read and navigate, but evrytime I try to upvote or post, I get an auth error, this is on an iPhone 6s if that helps, tried to uninstall and install, and have newest OS X, anyone know what it might be?

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Could you share screenshots please? Also restarting app seem to help for some users...

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I get this message now,

When trying to add a profile pic :/ restarting the app has not helped:(

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Thank you for your report, It looks like we will release update soon with those fixes!

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Wow! Thanks for such quick and helpful attitude:) can't wait until it works, I am so glad someone goes trough all this trouble to make the app top notch! :)

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hi again, this is totally weird but oh so nice, I just tried again today without updating the app even, and now I managed to get my profile picture up and posting trough the app, without even updating anything, amazing :)

Thank you for the post! very informative my friend..

Yes! Great news! You can expect a review on the App Store!

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Appreciate that 👍

nice one here, will download this for sure

This is awesome I have been wanting a good app this looks great, Thanks for the info keep on steeming

I just updated the app. Look forward to using the bandwidth saver and the schedule post feature. Awesome!

These adjustments rocks! Cant w8 to try!

Awesome work and great additions to keep the platform growing! Thank you!

Cheers for the awesome work :) Use it daily to check steemit!

great work!

Thankyou so much :) but some kind of buggy on ios :)

muy interesante de verdad no tania informacion respecto a este tema me parece de mucha ayuda felicidades por tu publicacion

Thanks for this interesant thread.
I think can be a good idea translate it into #galego #portugues.
Can i have your permission ??
Whit back link, of course ;-)
Regards.


this version lat loading until can't I use this aplication of esteem.
dear @good-karma..... how the solution for that.
note: I used a samsung galaxy A3 handphone.
please answer...?

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Have you tried to restart app, did it solve the issue?!

Congratulations @good-karma!
Your post was mentioned in my hit parade in the following categories:

  • Upvotes - Ranked 3 with 722 upvotes
  • Comments - Ranked 9 with 102 comments
  • Pending payout - Ranked 3 with $ 1369,7

How much voting weight / steem power is needed to use the voting website?

Thanks!

thanks and greatiful... esteem very helpfull and usefull me.

Great topic, best of luck foe steemit and allsteemers, check out my blog, im good at wrting articles yet cannot find much resteeming for those, @good-karma

E steem was working for me yesterday, I was able to upload stories but today the POST button is not posting for me - it appears to be activated on touching it but the story does not get uploaded. I have tried saving and going out and coming back again but still the same. Any ideas?