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Jennie Ocken for The DEV Team

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Forem for Android is Here!

Today, I'm excited to share that the Forem app for Android is now available for download and immediate use.

This fantastic news comes after months of beta testing and collecting valuable feedback from Forem Creators, DEV moderators & Trusted Users on DEV. We're so proud of this mobile app built for the many Android users that are part of DEV, CodeNewbie Community, and the entire Forem ecosystem.

Much like the Forem iOS app, our Android app is meant to help you move through your day without sacrificing smooth access to new articles, podcasts, and discussions across any Forem community you're a member of. With a more seamless experience and a wider world of Forem access at your fingertips, we see our Android app as a huge improvement from the now discontinued DEV app.

>> Download the Forem Android App today


Here are some of the features you'll get with the Forem iOS & Android apps...

Discover, preview, & join new Forem communities

Browse the list of available public Forems or add a privately listed Forem you belong to. Tap into each for a preview before you decide to join.

Access both public and private Forems

Our dropdown menu or left-right swiping functionality allows you to explore different communities through one central list.

Browse mobile-optimized content

Articles, discussions, and podcasts on public Forems are available for your enjoyment whether you're a member of them or not.

Share images on the go

Post while the inspiration strikes with our mobile image uploader.

Stay up-to-date with the latest activities

Push notifications keep you in the loop with the latest news about your posts, comments, and network.

... and lots more!

Ready to get started with Forem on mobile? Download Forem for Android and iOS today.

Android app preview - preview and login to Forems

Let us know what you think of our apps! If you love them, we hope you'll consider leaving us a five-star review. 潃儭潃儭潃儭潃儭潃儭

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Jon Randy

Installed and uninstalled already - not really sure I see the point of it. It's more cumbersome than just using the PWA (which doesn't require installing anything)

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Pawe Kowalski • Edited on

Your comment reminded me of a funny xkcd:
mobile apps

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Jos矇 Aponte • Edited on

I can agree on this. I'm a dev.to user and I'm not registered to other Forems. So, basically:

  • If you belong to multiple Forems: You can benefit from this app.
  • If you only use Dev.to or another forem (but just one): Use the PWA itself.
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Ella (she/her/elle)

Thanks for your feedback @jonrandy - I can see where you're coming from if you're only using the Forem app for DEV.

Personally, I benefit from being able to use the app to manage the multiple Forems I belong to and receive push notifications from all of them, but I can see how that wouldn't be a concern for you if you're only using one community.

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Bernd Wechner

What's PWA?

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Nick Taylor

Great work team!

Noice!

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Atul Prajapati

Wow thanks for this good news, Jennie

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Atharva Shirdhankar

Is the Forem App Open Source?
If yes, lets start Open Source Contribution to Forem Android App

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Rajat Talesra

Thanks for the enthusiasm. Currently the app is not open-source and we are working on that only by making sure we have correct onboarding guides/documentation and other developer friendly tools setup.

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Ole Petersen

Cool! Already reading this from the app :)

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Dhravya

Amazing! I used the Forem app on Iphone and found it to be really good!

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Pranav Arora

Nice!! Will try for sure.

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Wj

Downloaded it without even knowing it was a new thing. Wow!