Introducing LeoMobile on Android | Web3 and Community Tokenization at Your Finger Tips!

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We've been waiting for this day for months now... LeoMobile has finally arrived and Open Beta is in session.

If you saw, last week we had a planned release for IOS. The day before that release, the Apple App Store decided to put our testflight under review. We're working with Apple now to get our app back online in Testflight so everyone on IOS can get out there and start Open Beta.

Originally, we planned on releasing Android several weeks after IOS. This was for a number of reasons but life is funny. Since IOS delayed our first iteration of Open Beta, we spent the last week working on Android and focusing on pushing it out into the Google Play Store.

Well, this morning we finally got approval... from the Google Play Store.

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How ironic is it that we announce IOS first, many 🦁s are anxiously waiting for Android but then Android beats IOS. Funny world we all live in.

This quick post was not our planned release notes. We'll throw our launch day shenanigans in the next couple of days but we didn't want to delay the announcement of LeoMobile finally getting approved.

When you go and download LeoMobile on Android, you'll find it to be a familiar experience. We've talked about this in a few AMAs in a broad sense but never the true details of how LeoMobile came to be.

Originally, we designed and began development of LeoMobile from scratch at the beginning of 2021. Shortly after we began, we were contact about an opportunity to acquire the codebase of a former Hive-based application.

The potential acquisition of this codebase would speed up our development by several months and allow us to release a much more battle-tested, feature rich app experience at the start. It would save us tens of thousands of dollars in development costs and the time it would save would be even more valuable (especially since LeoMobile is the precursor to ProjectBlank).

After a few months of acquisition talks, we finally struck a deal. We merged our work on LeoMobile with this codebase a few months ago and began the incredibly hard work of bringing it back to life for LeoMobile. This entailed 2 major things:

  1. We had to revive the app (it was left on the shelf for so many months that it became completely unstable and unusable in its existing form)
  2. We had to merge Hive-Engine L2 features into the app and bring about a number of key changes including Leo Lightning DB integration

The work that we did is almost entirely on the backend. You'll notice some frontend changes but in its current basic Open Beta version, the frontend is very familiar to its predecessor - despite us pretty much completely reworking the backend and inner-workings of the application over the past 3 months.

The coolest part about all of this is that our new framework can be merged with much of the existing leofinance.io code. Things like Lightning and LeoInfra are already integrated (although LeoInfra on a basic - not-yet-complete - level). This means that LeoFinance.io on Desktop will get a complete reworking as well.

It also means that any updates we make to the main framework can be merged into the codebase of all the apps:

  1. LeoFinance.io Web App
  2. LeoMobile (IOS)
  3. LeoMobile (Android)

What we've built here is the stepping stone to the future of Web3. Seamless access to immutable content, tokenized communities and all of the other amazing features that LeoFinance offers has finally arrived!

Get ready for relentless updates. Our schedule for updates has been incredibly rapid (new versions of the app are being released essentially every 2 days). We expect this pace to continue for a while and eventually we'll get to a more set-in-stone pace of 1x per week or 1x per 2 weeks for new major version releases.

All of this leads us up to LeoMobile Version 1.0 which will be released before the end of the year. This version will look radically different to the current version. Stay tuned for major updates along with our roadmap for LeoMobile 🦁

Introducing LeoMobile: Android Edition

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LeoMobile is officially in the Android Google Play Store!!

Please keep in mind: this is open beta. You will likely come across bugs and various UI issues. If/when you do, please report the issues via the in-app process or via Discord Tech Support Ticketing system on Leo Discord 🦁

A post with major release notes about what exactly we've done under the hood of LeoMobile will be released on Monday after the weekend.

For now, go out there and enjoy the app (if you're on Android). We hope to hear your feedback, first-impressions, etc. We've made some truly incredible progress on the backend with our Lightning integrations. We hope you find that app experience to be Lightning fast and the improved content layout to be an enjoyable reading experience!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.leofi.mobile

p.s. we've had good dialogue with Apple lately. Fingers crossed, but we believe that it's likely to get re-approved in the coming week 🤞🏽

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Imagine not owning an Android. 😏😏

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I love the LeoMobile App. reminds me a lot of Dapplr or am I wrong? ☺️

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:) we purchased the framework of an abandoned app on Hive

It required a lot of reworking to get it working again and then we had to go through and integrate Leo, HE Layer 2 operations and several others. Took us 3 months, but this acquisition bought us countless months of development speed

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Sure, the old code had several bugs. I am glad you have decided to keep the layout that I personally like very much. I take this opportunity to inform you that I have not received the notification of your response to my comment on LeoMobile and neither the notification of your 10% vote, I'm not sure it's a bug.

Also I still can't find your answer to my comment on LeoMobile

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Yes, notifications are not fully functional right now for open beta, but rest assured it will be part of the release soon!

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ha, so you guys purchased it, great to see that their work didn't go to waste :)

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This is great news and I'm grateful for it as it's going to make our life easier.

However, accessing the link, this is what I get

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Weird, did you ever get it working?

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No. I've tried several links and this is what I always get. I thought I'm the dumbest of all as everyone is already using it and I'm the only one who can't access it.

Tried to send you a DM on discord but couldn't as it says we don't share any common server.

So I gave up on it as had no other choice.

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This. This is why I love Leofinance. No community on Hive has yet delivered that much. Getting to Play Store and download it right now...

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Statement is controversial, #Dapplr is on the Store as an Hive mobile DApp, as Ecency 🥇🥈 is :D

But you are right to fully fan boy, leo is a shining star in the dark crypto sky and I bet that P.Black will break the Internet.

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I am referring to "the delivering" as a whole, not just the app. I don't know of another app that has brought so much good stuff on this blockchain.

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Hive-Engine to end the SMT cry?

...and enabled all the tribes and stuff like Leo.

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3Speak and VIMM, MSP also burning tons of resources to keep video alive on Hive since DTube… well… DTube

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I like your enthusiasm, but it’s all teamwork in my opinion. We all are the Hive and since we love the Leo Projects and Team, we invested in it.

This is still the Stone-Age we talk about. At least in my opinion. That's why I don't like there ultimately comparing statements.

There's no Leo on Hive without Hive-Engine and no Hive-Engine without the Witnesses and Devs who keep building this and there's none of all of that without you. The you that turned down the comfort of Instagram and Twitter to be part of this, with your time and effort.

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True. When it comes to delivering, I still stand by my statement that @leofinance has delivered the most apps/projects from all the communities Hive has so far. All other mentioned by you are separate projects. This thing is a beast, but that doesn't mean there should be a competition. They all add up to Hive becoming an awesome blockchain with a lot of potential put down to use.

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Sweet, I'm writing this on my Android phone. It's not my current phone, but I still have it. Looks great!

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I'm actually making this comment from the Leofinance Android app. I'm excited to engage this community better than ever with this creation. It's just th beginning of bigger things to happen to Hive.

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Feeling very Dapplr. Nonetheless, amazing experience. Android is sleek and fast and easy ☺️🤠

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Congrats, how ironic, that Apple has withdrawn the app for review, hope it will be approved. Cool that you were able to buy a famous hive app and rewrite it for HE and Leo.

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I can't wait to use the Android version. Because with the app everything will be easy to use. I can't wait to start using it.

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Wow. great update. Now we can use our own leofinance on mobile too. I am going to install the app today only. I just love leofinance because they know what the community needs.

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I am very happy and at the same happy unhappy because my Android died recently and I have not managed to buy a new one!
I will wait to test the IOS with my old iPhone 😊👍

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I was at first wondering how the android app was released so fast. Haha good to know an old app was revamped.
I will be checking it out soon. Good job guys.

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Wowoo..... I hated the fact that the iOS are getting it first, but, nature has a way of turning things around.... Now we android fans gets this first.... Cheers 🥂🥳

Leofinance, you guys are making things happen on this ecosystem and I must commend the leadership

I am running off to download mine, right away

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Arghs. Always those Apple delays, Dapplr never ever was seen in the German Apple APP Store in the ende. Good luck to you guys, let me know if you need German translations.

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I always been saying - Android must be first. Who needs IOS ?
So glad this long long wait is now over.

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Fantastic. I install your app in android and I explore and test it
Your link that you post is very importante it helps me to find the leofinance
Very good work

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That is amazing
Congratulations
I am gonna to download it now

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Originally, we planned on releasing Android several weeks after IOS. This was for a number of reasons but life is funny. Since IOS delayed our first iteration of Open Beta, we spent the last week working on Android and focusing on pushing it out into the Google Play Store.

Glad to see the android dropping first. Dont worry about that apple nonsense. Nobody uses that stuff anyway. I'll be off to get it straight away.

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Unfortunately, I use Apple!

I guess I will have to be more patient and patience is a virtue.

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Finally Leo finance app is out, this is a very great news for us which it 2ill make it easier more for us in this community. Thanks

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Everything indicates that the integration of tokens and cryptocurrencies in daily life and their habitual use is not far behind ... it is a step forward.
✨✨✨ Congratulations ✨✨✨

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Driving to play store asap! :)

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On my Redmi Note 9 Pro and my Samsung tablet. Beautifully working on both ends 🙌

Swift move 🦁

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Just installed it :)
I tried to look for it on Play store several times yesterday but could not see it.

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As a proud new owner of an iPhone 13 Pro Max 256GB, I am looking forward to downloading the LEOFINANCE app

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I was kind of dreaming it since the IOS launch...and this seems to be an early Diwali gift with leofinance on the go....thanks for thr early access...android users needed it.....

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Right now am so glad am an Android user, I have downloaded the Leofinance app, installed is and I'm ready to use it .😜

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wow this is really amazing and most of all more comfortable to use on a day to day basis.


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That's what I've been waiting for. Let's make some waves and boost up LEO and HIVE adoption on the go!

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I just downloaded it and logged in a few minutes ago, it's a huge step forward and I'm really happy.
Also this comment is the first thing I write using it so it's a little test 😊

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Awesome news. Hive once again showed that community is main factor for technology and Web 3.0. Leo Finance is a perfect example. I am running to Mobile store to download it!

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Wow. I just installed and using it already. Very friendly interface and just loving it. Writing comment right now from Leofinance Android App. Thanks

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This is really good news and looking forward to the ongoing development.

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I just downloaded it I'm loving it but I hope you guys can add dark theme in future update

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Also add a upload image option for commenting

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Yes, that's something which would be good to add. In the meantime, you can just copy / paste a link to an image.

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Oh but you know it's take time to upload image but I'm happy with app for now cause their are more features coming

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@leofinance Where can i get the apk file from please? F-Droid or Aurura or Github? i don't use google unless it is absolutely necessary (for obvious reasons).

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The best announcement to start the month of November, congratulations team, sincerely you give everything for the development of this community, it is incredible that this community is still very young and already has 3 interface applications, I take my hat off 10 times in front of you.

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