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Repl.it Mobile App MVP

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Kognise

We did it! 10 days ago I created a post asking if people were interested in a mobile app for Repl.it. The answer in general was yes, and I set out to build the best possible thing I could.

And I just released the MVP of the app. Here are some supported features:

  • Creating and deleting repls and files šŸ“‚
  • Both dark mode and light mode šŸŒš
  • Integrated code editor with syntax highlighting šŸ’»
  • Rich editor preferences āš™
  • Works on both Android and iOS šŸ“±

And I'm planning on adding much more, including Repl Talk support. I couldn't have done this without the help of all the amazing testers on our Discord server as well as support from Repl.it team members. This was also a fun experience learning React Native.

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Q: Where can I download it?
A: You can download the Android app here. iOS is supported but I don't currently have a release.
Q: What about running repls?
A: Although you can view web repls, other types of repls are not currently supported. Repl.it recently moved to an API based on protocol buffers and due to several concerns of theirs we may have to wait until June.
Q: What the heck is an MVP?
A: MVP stands for "minimum viable product." According to Wikipedia, it is "a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development."
Q: What did you build it with?
A: I used React Native as well as many other open-source projects including React Native Paper. I really appreciate all the work the maintainers of these projects put in that helped make Repl.it Mobile so much better.

If you're interested and want to learn more or get early access to features, make sure to join the Discord community! Disclaimer: Repl.it Mobile is currently a community-run project. You can view the source code here.

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Dark5

when I press the download link an error appears

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amasad

So cool to see React Native used on Repl.it. I was one of the original creators -- open source for the win āœŒļø

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DREWNOLT

Is there a way to make it available on Google Play for chromebooks?

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[deleted]

@DREWNOLT
Why would it need to be available for Google Play on Chromebooks? Replit is browser based meaning you can run it on a browser without the need of any extra dependencies. (Hence, you don't need to install it on Google Play to use Replit)

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techpixel

It's quite insecure, I must of accidentally logged into someone's account.

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(Don't worry
@Xeborch
I have not stolen your password and have used these images for an example)

Also I can't log into Google, so..... I can't use the app.

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Kognise

@HarperframeInc
To your first concern - Xeborch is a public test account for people who don't feel comfortable logging in with their own account, and to your second - we need the Repl.it team to make changes to their backend before OAuth login works.

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techpixel

@Kognise
Oh ok.

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abcd123oo

@HarperframeInc
same happened here.same user name

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Dededecent

Nice can't wait until repl talk and running support the limited testing I did was fun and I wish you the best in makeing this project better as time passes.

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DanHowe

Is there an IOS release yet?

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@DanHowe
This is an open-source community run project. It is highly unlikely that it goes into Apple's terms of service for app publishing. Apple tries their best to limit apps that are posted to the app store so they can keep unwanted trash out. (I'm not calling this app "unwanted trash.") But just so you know, Apple most likely won't add this to their App Store. (Also, this is an open-source project and to publish apps to iOS requires payment of a decent-sum of money unlike the Google Play Store where you only need to pay one-time for a google developer license ($25).

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[deleted]

Guys, I can't download the file. It redirects me to that error XML page that says:
This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

AccessDenied
Access Denied
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SgJzUCj5iuxfiQ9vuhI8V7RpZtVvRpkaaCYRnxl6YLIPShgT3dRrfgCClbjZZLUWv7kEqOD0i6M=

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[deleted]

Can someone help me?

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hacknorris

@MigPlayer6032
u know? Same. I think that these people are from his discord and their ip's are whitelisted (or app is deleted)

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[deleted]

Triste. Seria otimo ter um app para a Repl.it. Ajudaria bastante. Mas obrigado mesmo assim!

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BILLPC2684

the download doesn't work enymore

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HackermonDev

Invalid image url

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XavierDD

Nice work!

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Nanowrimoijk

Hurray! Its good to see this finally getting some large progress done on it!

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bossotron13

Awesome, i just got it on my phone and everything is great, cant wait till June when running the code will work

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Mohammed_safari

llove the features

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[deleted]

cool

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RobertFurr

Can you use it when you're offline?

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Kognise

@RobertFurr
not currently, but I'll add offline functionality to the roadmap. Great idea!

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RobertFurr

@Kognise
Great! I was hoping we could have some kind of offline functionality. I also personally think that an app would be a great idea because I could take my Lenovo Tab 4 10 with me on a trip and learn how to code without internet (I'm new to coding and it's still kinda confusing)

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Dededecent

@RobertFurr
hey if you want to learn to code offline reply mobile could be a great option if implemented but there's already a load of ok mobile ides like qpython for python and aws for html/css/jj I wish you the best in your coding journey

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WaringsChoville

No one can guarantee that our mobile app will succeed after its launch in the market, but this does not mean that we do not have the tools to test, evaluate and reflect on our project before its official launch to optimize our work. Chances of success. From this perspective, one of the most commonly used testing tools in our hands as mobile app developers is the MVP, the minimum viable product. With an MVP, you can test your idea and the features of your app to see how your audience responds to it, how they perceive it, and if and how you can improve the project before launching. To be honest, I liked the new Vidmate app. I even downloaded it from https://www.apkdojo.com/vidmate to analyze it.

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-3RR0R-

i cannot download

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helenching

Can we download the replit app on iOS?

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pankajbaranwal

The Android app download link is broken. :(
Has this project been orphaned?

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EbraheemElghadb
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hacknorris

What to expect from it? Only broken error page. As replit's broken even on its mobile webpage... Huh... Anyways - people saying good in comments are just ip-whitelisted people on developer's discord. Maybe even paid... (U know? I think that download page is a virus ;) )

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razaviimran

Why you are not using Flutter instead of React Native ?

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[deleted]

Is it still out??

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thejoeman24

Do you need wifi for this?

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Kognise

@thejoeman24
You need internet

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thejoeman24
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danlaycy

Really looking forward to the iOS one? Do you have any timeframe for release yet?

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Kognise

@danlaycy
I have a roadmap, and it works on iOS - it just isn't released on the App Store.

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danlaycy

Well Iā€™d love a copy if there is anyway Iā€™m happy to beta test it for you?

@Kognise

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Kognise

@danlaycy
Feel free to join the Discord server!

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SaptarshiHalder
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AbigailJo

The app's login with Google doesn't seem to work for me... Can anyone help please?

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Kognise

@AbigailJo
Hey! Login with sites such as Google, Facebook, and GitHub aren't working yet, although they're on the roadmap.

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[deleted]

cool

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[deleted]

I literally just came here to the forum/community side looking to see if there was a mobile app (or to request one). Glad I found this and I'll be giving it a shot. Thanks!

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cats_ur_cool77

Just wondering what progress you're making. Did you get any help on the web logging?
Also, I am using Android v6, and the code editor doesn't function properly. Hoping you can fix that. Thanks!

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Kognise

@cats_ur_cool77 I still haven't figured out the web logging - I posted on StackOverflow and got no answers. It seems to be a pretty unique problem.

Would you mind telling me exactly what part of the code editor isn't functioning and how? I would really appreciate it if you could join the Discord server to help me debug it. Thanks for the report!

I'm meeting with Amjad over Google Hangouts today and then will get back to the previous rapid development.

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cats_ur_cool77

@Kognise
Thank you! I will join the discord.

The entire editor isn't functioning, I can't even see the code, much less edit it. I would like to see this thrive, so I will get all the help I can. Thanks!

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Kognise

@cats_ur_cool77 Hmmmm... I'll have to attach a debugger to figure it out. I think I can run an Android 6 emulator.

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cats_ur_cool77

@Kognise
Okay. Thanks!