One of the guiding principles behind Forem (the open-source software that powers DEV, CodeNewbie, and a growing number of online communities) is that discovery and community connection should be a delightful experience, available to everyone at all times.
That's why I'm extremely excited to share that the Forem app for iOS is now available on the App Store. 🎉
For months, our team has been hard at work optimizing the Forem features you know and love for iOS and packaging them into a complete app experience. Now, whether you're at home or living your life in the wider world, all of your favorite communities can travel with you. No more tripping between Safari tabs to find that article, podcast, conversation, or discussion you just can't shake!
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.
Our dropdown menu or left-right swiping functionality allows you to explore different communities the way your fingers are trained to do on iOS!
Articles, discussions, and podcasts on public Forems are available for your enjoyment — whether you're a member of them or not.
Post while the inspiration strikes with our mobile image uploader.
Push notifications keep you in the loop with the latest news about your posts, comments, and network.
... and lots more!
We hope you'll try out the app and let us know what you think. If you love it, consider leaving us a review.
The short answer: very soon.
We’re incredibly excited to empower you to build your own independent community. Be sure to read Ben’s post here for more insight into our high-level strategy and technical decisions, along with more information about the timeline and next steps for building your own community with Forem.