It happened! I’m really excited to hit that milestone. Along with the 100 comments, Mimi has almost 5000 active users and I’m getting close to a new release. By “close” I mean I have no idea how much longer it will take, but I have a build that runs (and crashes).
Having a new API to use for accessing 4chan posts is a huge step forward. It will allow me to drastically speed up post load times and eventually could lead to a much more stable app. I say eventually because right now there is no API for accessing topics. This means I would have to use a mixture of my current HTML parsing to get a list of topics and then switch to JSON parsing when viewing posts. I don’t trust myself to be able to handle that switch gracefully with a minimum amount of crashing. When I can get the topic list for a specific board in JSON, I’ll switch everything around. For now however, I’m very happy to have an API available and I’ll be even happier when I can implement it.
The API documentation can be found on GitHub.
Here are a couple of screen shots from a new look I’m trying. The icon might change but other than that I think this is what I’ll end up using.
There was also interest in a black theme for AMOLED screens. Once I get closer to finishing new features, I’ll put together a black theme and post it here.