App Updated With Pull-Down Refresh Support

An updated version of the site app for Android is now rolling out to the Google Play Store.  The update, version 10.05 for those keeping score at home, brings mostly behind-the-scene changes to improve the overall feel and function of the app.

One new feature in this build is the ability to pull down on your device’s screen to refresh the news feed.  This was something that has been needed for a while and now you don’t have to exit the app or wait for the app to refresh itself using background services.  In order to work with Oreo better, this feature needed to be added.

The overall look of the app has been tweaked with a new color scheme and font changes that should make it more readable on smaller devices.

Support for API 27, which will be Android Oreo 8.1, has also been added to this update.  Oreo 8.1 is likely going to hit devices before the end of the year so I wanted to be prepared for it early.  There aren’t many changes frankly and unless you are running 8.1 (i.e. you are a Googler), there won’t be any impact for you.

Finally, there are several general stability improvements in the app.

The app is a free download from the Play Store.  As always, I appreciate any feedback you provide and appreciate you rating the app in the store.