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 📂
- Both dark mode and light mode 🌚
- Integrated code editor with syntax highlighting 💻
- Rich editor preferences ⚙
- Works on both Android and iOS 📱
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.
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.
So cool to see React Native used on Repl.it. I was one of the original creators -- open source for the win ✌️
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.
Awesome, i just got it on my phone and everything is great, cant wait till June when running the code will work
Can you use it when you're offline?
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!
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!
@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.
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?