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This week we announced that @snap_as is getting ready to leave its "alpha" status:

Initially we thought this would involve some downtime for everyone. But instead of that, we'll probably let everyone simply migrate whenever they're ready.

That means everything on the "old" will remain live, but to upload or modify anything, you'll first need to kick off a migration for your account. boosted

It's live! Beta 2 for the WriteFreely iOS app should be available for you all on TestFlight now. Find out more about what's new here:

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Coming soon to a WriteFreely TestFlight beta near you — publish local posts to a collection, and move posts between collections!

Sign up to test the app here:

We've updated the Apps page to include supported platforms and our own brand new iOS app (leaving beta soon)! boosted

Our WriteFreely iOS app is now in beta! 🎉

With this, you can finally publish to any instance (including from your iPhone or iPad.

Learn how to join the beta in this post from @angelostavrow:

Our WriteFreely iOS app is now in beta! 🎉

With this, you can finally publish to any instance (including from your iPhone or iPad.

Learn how to join the beta in this post from @angelostavrow: boosted

Because of many things coming together / happening at the same time for us right now, we're probably going to have a couple major platform launches all in the next few months. boosted

The 2020 ActivityPub virtual conference begins tomorrow (2nd October 2020), featuring pre-recorded talks, live Q&As and more, all about the technical standard that powers the Fedverse.

You can follow the official PeerTube channel (including the pre-recorded talks) at:

➡️ @apconf

...and the official PixelFed account at:

➡️ @apconf

The official website is at

#APConf #APConf2020 #ActivityPub #Conference #Fediverse #Federation #Federated #TechNews #Hackathon #Talks

I've been thinking about moving some development resources to their own dedicated space, instead of keeping everything so closely tied to

Any thoughts? Interested in helping with this? boosted

A regular reminder to our #dev friends to keep #privacy for your users on your issues list.

- Avoid using third party systems to host fonts, scripts, etc.
- Try Google analytics alternatives like @plausible or @Matomo
- Capture as little personally identifiable information as possible (do you really need their full name, phone number, etc?)
- Purge your PII regularly
- Share info with fewer systems and notify your users

Place their privacy at least equal to your needs.

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Now there's a new way to discover writers on @write_as at your own pace:

While the Read feed can be a great place for discovering writers, infrequent posters can get lost in the stream. So this list shows all active writers on the site. boosted boosted

#371 Navigation improvements -

A few months ago, as we worked on collaborative blogs on, we quietly rolled out some navigation improvements. They made it easier to get around different blog sections (Customize, Stats, View) and get back to the editor -- plus they made things more consistent. Now we're happy to bring these changes to ! This pull request is ready for review and merging.

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#369 Support Web Monetization -

We've started experimenting with the standard, so readers can stream payments to writers. This is a very early feature, but we want to get feedback from everyone as soon as possible, so we can build this around you.

More discussion on the forum:

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#356 Draft list paging -

Now you can page through your Drafts section, instead of scrolling endlessly. This also means a faster-loading page, especially when you have a ton of drafts. This needs one final piece before being ready to merge, but we'd appreciate any reviews in the meantime!

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Recent experimental changes on have started making their way over to , and are open for review and comments! 1/

We're looking to improve our / developer resources in the near future, and want to hear what you'd like to see!

Let us know on the forum:

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