Deck Android 1.13.2 - πŸŽ„ Christmas release (ETags & Markdown)

We are happy to announce the release of Nextcloud Deck Android 1.13.2 #apps:deck ! :slightly_smiling_face:

After version 1.12.1 this release will bring benefits not only for a specialized use case but for all users.

New features

  • :zap: Synchronization Speed-Up
    This version features support for ETags. While a full sync easily could take up to a minute or even more in the past (depending on the amount of cards in your Nextcloud), starting with this version the app will skip all entries which haven’t changed since the last sync.
    This results in a sync which only takes a second in the best case and requires drastically reduced data traffic. It also reduces the work on your Nextcloud server and therefore increases the performance for other users. (requires Deck server app β‰₯ 1.2.2)

  • :last_quarter_moon: Theme following system (by @fm-sys :heart: )
    Allows not only to choose the light or dark theme but also to follow the system to integrate seamlessly into your Android device (this is the new default).

  • :memo: Enhanced markdown support
    Our brand new markdown editor for the description field is based on Markwon which uses the commonmark-spec dialect, provides a more stable environment and is well maintained. We also added an early version of a preview mode which will render even more markdown, like tables and syntax highlighting for code blocks.

    The preview will also work for comments:

What’s next?

We have already done very much work for a new generic widget infrastructure which we call β€œFilter Widget”. grafik
Based on this new infrastructure, we are currently working on a new widget called β€œUpcoming cards” which will be a pendant to the well-known view from the web UI. We hope to be able to ship this with the next bigger version of the Deck Android app.
The infrastructure gives us unlimited possibilities though: We aim to ship a few more preconfigured widgets in the farther future as well as a powerful configurable widget which will allow you to create personal filtered views based on your wishes.

We highly depend on feedback from you and are looking forward to your reports. Please understand, that we also rely on appropriate input and therefore require a completely filled issue template.

The release is rolled out in stages (at time writing 5%), so just be a little patient if you can’t see the update yet or switch to the beta channel.

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If you’d like to get involved into the development, check out our good first issues and other ways to contribute :rocket:


The created Markdown editor will be enhanced step by step and hopefully also be the new heart of the Nextcloud Notes Android app in the future.