Mastodon, the open-source social media platform alternative to bigger platforms like Twitter. Has finally launched an official app, but only for the iPhone. Mastodon is very similar in appearance to Twitter, though it also allows users to create their own communities.
The app is now live on the Apple App Store. Makes it easier for users to access Mastodon through mobile, offering an experience very similar to what you get with the Twitter app. The official Mastodon app can be used to receive notifications when someone reblogs your posts, replies to your posts, and follows your accounts.
As well, this app supports posting content, including media like GIFs and videos. Plus users are able to browse currently trending content and view new account recommendations of people they may want to follow. Other features include support for dark and ‘true black’ modes, the ability to publish polls.
Overall, the app may make it easier for new users to create a profile and get started with a community. That revolves around their interests, such as art, books, and tech. Though third-party apps remain available for accessing Mastodon from mobile. The official Mastodon app is free and doesn’t feature advertisements.
Android users will need to continue using those third-party apps for now. As only an official app for iOS is available at this point.