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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 πŸ“‚
  • Both dark mode and light mode 🌚
  • Integrated code editor with syntax highlighting πŸ’»
  • Rich editor preferences βš™
  • Works on both Android and iOS πŸ“±

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 ✌️

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DREWNOLT

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

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@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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HarperframeInc

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

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This file cannot be displayed: https://storage.googleapis.com/replit/images/1557552081012_21a54769320279e2b6b8e60dc328e42e.pn
(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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HarperframeInc

@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

This file cannot be displayed: nnnnnnnnnnn

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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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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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AdCharity

@Kognise I think offline for the actual website too would be cool. Saving data in local storage and then syncing it to the cloud would be a great solution.

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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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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 I’d love a copy if there is anyway I’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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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!

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AISD_Rodriguez

I wasn't able to see the source code. Is the link just pointing to Repl.it?

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GavHern

This looks incredible! What do you mean by "iOS is supported but I currently don't have a release"? Do you plan on putting it on iOS?

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Kognise

@GavHern Thanks! What I meant is that the code works and has been tested on iOS, but I don't yet have a paid Apple developer account to build an IPA file or distribute it on the App Store.

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GavHern

@Kognise Do you plan on it or is iOS out of the question?

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Kognise

@GavHern I TOTALLY plan on it!

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GavHern

@Kognise Sounds great! Looking at the screenshots, this looks amazing! Best of luck dude! (Some of my game dev buddies say the App Store is a bit of a pain to work with, idk)

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DashL

@Kognise how is it going with IOS by the way?

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Kognise

@DashL I just verified on a simulator, works perfectly! Even with a notch

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DashL

@Kognise Nice! I really meant how is it going with getting it on the App Store or TestFlight or something but I’m glad to hear it’s working well!

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JSer

Nice, I would want to collab

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Kognise

@JSer Awesome! Make sure to join the discord server :)