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.