Monthly Archives: May 2015

Too many ads!

As many of you know and have commented on, the 4.5 versions of Mimi have a new ads system. I honestly thought people would prefer it over the banner ad that took up space on every page. There are less places within the app that have ads now than when the banner was being shown. The only difference is placement and size.

Whatever my excuses are, it doesn’t change the fact that the perception is that there are too many ads in the app. I get the message and I’m working on fixing it.

My goal is always primarily to have a fun app that people enjoy using. Ads are included to give my time value and motivate me to keep making improvements. As much as they are hated, ads have kept me working on the app for almost 3 years now.

I just wanted to let you know that I hear what you’re saying about ads and I agree with you. Next time I’m at my dev computer I’ll reduce the number of ads.

Mimi 4.5 Released

This update has been in development for a very long time. What started as a few UI changes, turned into a massive overhaul. Here’s the gist of what changed.

Changes:

  • A ton of small UI tweaks (no more huge blown out images)
  • Removed persistent banner ads from the app and removed all ads from full threads
  • Fixed some issues with the auto refresh
  • Changed how bookmarks and history are displayed
  • Much better caching of images and webm files
  • Added the ability to open replies from within the reply popup
  • The captcha is fixed
  • Simple tracking of your own posts and posts in reply to you
  • Smoother scrolling in lists
  • It is now much easier to manage the boards list and the order can be set however you like

This list is just the changes I could think of right now. There are a ton of tweaks and fixes to hopefully make browsing more enjoyable.