Amaroq for Mastodon

Last modified
Saturday, May 9, 2020

Description of App

Amaroq is a lightweight universal client for any Mastodon instance! Simply enter the instance you belong to, log in, and enjoy the all the wonders of the federated social network from your phone.

Features include but are not limited to:

• View all your timelines, whether it's your home, local, or federated

• View and follow all your friends' profiles

• Search your favorite hashtags

• Emoji support for your statuses

• View and participate in threads

• Gif and video upload support

• Multiple instance support

We may be simple now, but there are many plans ahead! If you got any suggestions to improve Amaroq feel free to toot @eurasierboy on mastodon.social or email at amaroq.feedback@gmail.com!

Happy tooting!

Version

1.1.16

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone
iPad
iPod Touch

iOS Version

13.4.1

Accessibility Comments

All buttons are clearly labeled, but there is a lot of flicking. Rather than having each toot be it's own element, VoiceOver treats everything like a separate element. Every single button under the toot is read when swiping forward or back. There is a few router actions though, which makes links and hashtags within tweets easier to browse, but navigating around the app takes a lot of swiping.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Other Comments

For an in-depth accessibility guide on the Fediverse, see my detailed breakdown of options that work well with screen readers.

https://blindjournalist.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/fediverse-accessibility-resources/

Developer's Twitter Username

@MalwareJake

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Comments

Submitted by Robert Kingett on Sunday, May 10, 2020

In reply to by WellF

No. It's not better when you explore by touch, IMO. You'd have to drag your finger down the screen to get past all the boost, reply, and otherwise buttons, so it's better to write to the developer and request a change. Toot operates much better, but it is not free. You can still drag your finger down the screen to read toots on here, though. I still think it doesn't work as smoothly as other apps.

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