We’re finally getting around to creating an HE iPhone app! And Android soon after.
If you’re an experienced iOS developer, comment below or message me directly. Include links to iPhone apps in your portfolio.
Have an awesome day!
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@dudebrodude, If it doesn’t cost anything to develop, and the app is free, it doesn’t really matter if the platform is predominantly proprietary or not. I think catering for as many people as possible is probably the most important factor – if so, the app should ideally cover as many platforms as possible. The iOS project can still be made free and open source, even if it’s developed using proprietary tools. It’s a little more difficult to organise, but not impossible.
@jordan, Would HighExistance be against an open source iOS project?
@larromba, If the app is free, then it necessarily is not proprietary, since the term “free” doesn’t refer to money in any way in the context of software, which hopefully you know. Respecting the freedom of the users is far more important than catering to the most amount of people. In fact, if an app does not respect the freedom of the users, then nobody should use it. You may be able to develop an open source project using proprietary tools, but you sure as shit can’t do a free software project with proprietary tools since it would require users to install non-free software in order to modify the source code. An open source project would be a step in the right direction, but free software is always more capable of respecting the users.
@dudebrodude, Maybe I’m missing the point being made here – sorry if this is the case.
To clarify, I’m offering to setup an open source iPhone app project to get an app going for this website, as that is an area I have experience in. An open source approach would mean it’ll cost nothing to get an iPhone app going for the benefit of possibly many users; the iPhone market is large, so many users of this website are probably iPhone users. @jordan would find this useful as the app would cost nothing to develop. An open source project might also get more people involved in helping to build the app.
If developing an app is useful to this website, and this website is a great idea, why not develop an app? Not supporting the iPhone platform because it’s proprietary is probably more disrespectful to end users; it seems wrong to judge someone by the phone they use.
I guess despite how you or I feel about iOS or Android, many people use both, so supporting both seems more in the interest of the people; I don’t see this as a bad thing. Maybe I’ve missed the point though!
@jordan When you want to develop the Android app, let me know.
My portfolio: http://developer.kaciula.ro/portfolio/
The app I am working on right now and that seems to be getting popular is Conscious (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.makanstudios.conscious)
@larromba, “If developing an app is useful to this website, and this website is a great idea, why not develop an app? Not supporting the iPhone platform because it’s proprietary is probably more disrespectful to end users; it seems wrong to judge someone by the phone they use.”
Nobody is judging anyone by the phone they use. Also, it is far more disrespectful to the users to provide a proprietary package to them than it is not not support their devices. There is no moral justification for providing proprietary software. Freedom is far, far, far more important than convenience.
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@larromba, Sorry I just saw your replies to this thread. What do you mean by open-source — just creating a GIT repo so that many dev’s can contribute? That would be freaking awesome.
@kaciula, Your Consious app looks fantastic! Great idea. I’m glad to see you’re getting solid download numbers and reviews. Are you interested in creating an Android app for HE?
@jordan, Yeah, I don’t see why not. Could be cool. You should set up a public repo and then invite developers who are interested / ask for access. If I’ve got time, I’d be happy to push an initial blank project up so contributors can just start adding stuff from there.
@larromba, That’d be fantastic. I’ll keep the convo here so that devs seeing this in the future know what is going on. I’ll likely have HE 4.0 done by the end of August (pessimistic estimate), including a fully mobile optimized version that functions just like an app. So all that would need to be added is push notifications. Does that make it very simple for you?