New 2nd-generation Mattermost mobile apps are officially released, offering greater speed, efficiency and reliability, plus compatibility plans for all major EMM solutions including BlackBerry Dynamics, MobileIron and AirWatch in the future.

Faster, more efficient, more reliable

Our new mobile apps offer dramatic improvements over our first-generation release, including:

  • Faster load times thanks to lower bandwidth requirements
  • Greater stability on weak network connections
  • High responsiveness from new native controls
  • Continuous improvement with a move to monthly releases

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Greater responsiveness with new native controls. Swipe across image previews

What’s new in this release?

In addition to performance, 2nd-generation apps introduce new highly demanded features, including:

  • Deep link to posts from push notifications
  • Unread channels section at the top of the sidebar
  • Search filter for channel switcher
  • Ability to swipe across image previews
  • Caching to view messages while momentarily disconnected

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Faster load times with optimized bandwidth usage. Channels with unreads now appear at the top of channel menu, along with the ability to filter channels by name.

Get started

You can download the 2nd-generation mobile apps from Google Play Store (Android) and App Store (iOS) today:

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The 2nd-generation apps are named “Mattermost” and will be under active development. The 1st-generation apps are renamed “Mattermost Classic” and will be in maintenance mode, releasing only new bug fixes, but not new improvements.

For private deployments, you can access full open source code base for the 2nd-generation apps, written in React Native, from https://github.com/mattermost/mattermost-mobile.

Note: 2nd-generation apps were completely re-written for increased performance. There are a number of features in 1st-gen apps to be added in the coming month, including search, file preview and file download.

Huge thanks to all our contributors and testers

We’re immensely grateful to over two thousand community members who contributed to our 2nd-generation apps in design, code contribution, testing, and issue reporting across our iOS and Android beta release programs.

Special thanks to key contributors including asaadmahmood, cpanato, csduartedmeza, enahum, hmhealey, it33, jarredwittJeffSchering, jasonblais, lfbrock, mfpiccoloomar-dev, rthill, saturninoabril, and thomchop.

Want to help? Check out our mattermost-mobile repo for instructions on how to start contributing on Help Wanted tickets. You can also join over 300 people in the Native Mobile Apps channel on the Mattermost community server to join the discussion.

Let us know what you think?

What do you think of our new mobile apps? Please share your feedback in the comments below, or let us know on GitHub.

By | 2017-07-27T08:56:47+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Blog, Releases|4 Comments
  • Lindsay

    Hi Aaron – GitLab login should work with v3.10 servers and above, would you be able to share some more details on this GitHub issue to help us track down the problem?

    https://github.com/mattermost/mattermost-mobile/issues/738

  • Very nice positive progress overall. Using Mattermost via iPhone became much more comfortable. However, it being an iPhone only binary makes it almost useless for me on the iPad, which I am using a lot.

    Are there Plans on making this a universal application again, so it can be used properly in split screen mode on the iPad?

  • Hi Sascha, thanks for your note. Right now the “Mattermost Classic” app in iTunes supports iPad and support for iPad with the 2nd generation apps is under discussion.

    Could we have your help to upvote the feature proposal? https://mattermost.uservoice.com/forums/306457-general/suggestions/20082079-add-a-tablet-ipad-version-of-second-generation-m

    Over a hundred Mattermost improvements have come from proposals for new features in the forum.

    We’d highly appreciate information about your scope and use cases:

    – How many people on your team are using iPad?
    – What are the core use cases–is it more like reading up on notifications like a newspaper, having active conversations, sharing photos and video of incident reports in a work context, etc.?

    The more we can understand the benefits and impact of an iPad version the higher the priority the improvement becomes, and the higher the probability we can find community contributors to accelerate the feature.