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ZERO iOS Release: 85+ enhancements

ZERO iOS Release: 85+ enhancements

It is with great pleasure that we are releasing the latest version of ZERO's iOS app (0.10.19), which includes 85+ enhancements, features, and bug fixes. This is a major step towards the release of ZERO v2 and ZERO Android (both which are planned in 2022).

The app is available now for download on the Apple iOS store. If you have an iPhone, be sure to download it! The following ZINE provides a quick summary of the recent enhancements.

Upgraded App Bar

We've cleaned up the bottom 'App Bar' when you enter a Network. The icons below represent the following apps from left to right: Channels, Members, Feed, Market, and Maps.

Network Skins

Network skins enable ZERO Networks to set specific themes for when you enter a Network (similar to ZERO web & desktop). Now that our theming system is in place, we will continue to make more elements within the user interface visually customizable.

Audio Messaging

You can now record audio messages that integrate with desktop, web, and mobile. Simply hold to record a voice memo in a Direct Message or Channel; let go and the message is sent.

New Members App with online status

You can now easily see who is online within a specific Network and when they were last active. You can easily click to start a new message or click their avatar to visit their profile.

You can now pull down to see a search input from within the channels app. You can search-as-you-type for 'Direct Messages, Channels and Members' within the current Network. We will soon roll out search to all apps.

In-line replies and mentions

You can now reply to messages in-line by clicking and holding the message. This will preserve the context of the existing message. You can also use the '@' character to mention members within a specific channel or DM (for any type of message).

Along with many more improvements and fixes

  • Easily turn notifications on/off by channel
  • Accurate notifications numbers on the ZERO iOS app badge
  • Save images and videos to clipboard and photos library
  • Smart rotation for images and videos in gallery mode
  • Smart sizing of videos when recording and viewing
  • Ability to edit and delete messages, photos, videos and audio messages
  • Proper notifications numbers between Networks
  • New button to expand map view within the Maps App
  • Improved message loading and caching
  • Ability to scroll more efficiently through historical channels and DMs
  • Faster sideswipe and message modal transitions
  • Fixed messages not being marked as read after opening them from a push notification
  • Telegram and Discord integration
  • Videos from web now play properly on mobile
  • Fixed potential crash when resending a failed message
  • Push notifications and other areas of the app no longer show raw mention data
  • Various UI, visual contrast and font improvements
  • Fixed messages sometimes being ordered inconsistently
  • Removed the book button on profiles
  • Support for Apple Sign-in
  • Various memory crashes
  • And a lot more!

Conclusion

As ZERO begins to achieve feature parity with major platforms like WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal, we will open the possibility for a massive new member base.

This release was a fundamental milestone towards that aim, as well as creating a seamless experience between all supported ZERO platforms (web, desktop, mobile, and AR/VR).

In 2022, we will begin to rapidly scale our mobile teams as well as begin to integrate novel Web3 features that differentiate ZERO from everything else on the market. Stay tuned for more information and updates here.

From ZERO to Infinity,

n3o

p.s. A special thanks to AD Wilder and DA Wilder for their love, attention and care for all things ZERO Mobile. They have been the driving force behind our progress on mobile and we could not be more grateful for their support and brilliance. 2x MEOW.