The iPhone Just Got a Fantastic New Mastodon App


The Mastodon social media platform has exponentially risen in recognition over the previous few months, following Elon Musk’s botched acquisition of Twitter. A number of new third-party Mastodon apps have popped up since then, and the newest is from an organization you would possibly acknowledge.

Ivory for Mastodon was launched at present for iPhone and iPad, following a public beta testing interval. It’s a brand new third-party for Mastodon, serving as a substitute for the official Mastodon app for iOS. The app has a number of accounts, assist for options like polls and content material warnings, highly effective mute options, a number of themes, and timeline synchronization throughout a number of gadgets.

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Ivory is developed by Tapbots, the identical small firm that created the favored Tweetbot shopper for Twitter. Ivory makes use of a lot of the identical design components and codebase as Tweetbot, so in case you ever used that app, you’ll really feel proper at residence with Ivory. Tweetbot was discontinued earlier this month after Twitter reduce off API entry for a lot of third-party apps, together with Twitterific, Fenix for Andrid, and Tweetbot. Ivory was already in public testing at that time, however Tapbot’s Paul Haddad mentioned improvement went “into hyper mode” after the shutdown.

You possibly can learn timelines and check out some fundamental options free of charge, however Ivory is a paid software — builders must eat, too. A yearly subscription prices $14.99/yr, with a month-to-month choice accessible for $1.99/mo. A Mac model can also be underneath improvement, which can possible be a distinct subscription, however particulars there haven’t been (publicly) finalized.

Ivory is one in all a number of Mastodon apps to reach for the reason that preliminary surge in recognition, alongside Megalodon on Android (a fork of the official app), Ice Cubes for Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and others. The sudden shutdown of important APIs is inflicting builders like Tapbots to pay much more consideration to competing platforms like Mastodon, which is nice information for anybody utilizing the decentralized social media platform.