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📱 The "Similar Worlds App" is now Available! (Android) 🎉

[b]We are pleased to announce that Similar Worlds now finally has its very own 📱 Mobile App! 🎊[/b]

The [b]Similar Worlds App[/b] can be found on the [b]Google Play Store[/b]:


• The Similar Worlds App should provide users with all of the features of the regular browser/website version, but with an improved and streamlined experience on mobile devices.

• Currently, our App is only available for Android Devices, via the Google Play Store.

• We do intend to make an App available for iPhone/Apple Devices as well, but we currently do not have a timeline for the completion of this.
(It's a lot more complicated and difficult to have the App made and approved for the Apple Store.)

• To help our Similar Worlds grow, [b]please do consider leaving Positive Reviews for the SW App[/b], so that it can be seen by more new people, who may decide to give SW a try. 🌟

• Also, as always, please be courteous to others! Both existing users and newcomers alike.

[b]SW App:[/b]


We have a lot more big improvements and new additions planned for this year, so stay tuned!

Thanks for the continued support!

Kind regards!
[i]- The SW Team[/i]
nedkelly · 61-69, M
Well this will make a lot of people happy and they may shut up and stop complaining
ExtremeNext · 31-35, F
@nedkelly I won't stop complaining the admins expect it from me
Nimbus · M
@nedkelly Are you talking about English people again?
nedkelly · 61-69, M
@Nimbus Not this time 😁
SophieSmiles · 18-21, F
Similar worlds users at this great news

Meanwhile me and my iPhone

Nuno · Admin
@Nanori Our app should be available in every country, to Android users. Does this not work for you? https://similarworlds.com/app
iamonfire696 · 41-45, F
@SophieSmiles same 😭😭😭
@Nuno She has an IOS phone, not an Android... 🤭
CountScrofula · 41-45, M
Holy shit this is huge. May bring with it a ton of people.
Nanori · 31-35, F
@CountScrofula ow yes more victims
@CountScrofula We can only hope!
ExtremeNext · 31-35, F
Bla Bla Bla, just kidding 😌
Well done ✔

If you want new users I can bring thousands to the site but only if you bring back the I love ExtremeNext group
It's what people want damn it 😡
nedkelly · 61-69, M
@ExtremeNext in age bracket 40 plus 😁
ExtremeNext · 31-35, F
@nedkelly am I really 40 🙄
ShadowSister · 46-50, F
Sweet! This is my first comment using the app.
wackidywack · 22-25
@ShadowSister nice !
DavidScott · 51-55, M
DiliMarky · M
@ShadowSister EWWWWWWWWW android
@Andrew @Nuno Congratulations! This is a huge accomplishment! 💕
hunkalove · 61-69, M
@Souls I wouldn't be so sure about that. "Improvements" here are usually a disaster.
@hunkalove Sounds like you are scared of change
hunkalove · 61-69, M
@Souls I'm all in favor of good change. When has anything here ever changed for the better?
LostOrchid · F
I have EP ptsd now 😫
BlueVeins · 22-25
Thanks for the innovation, guys, that's cool as hell.
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
While I'm not likely to use it, thank you for the option.

The reason is because I look up a lot of things and it's so much easier in an actual web browser. Just highlight, search. Not so easy in other apps. And I actually use multiple search engines.
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
@Nuno so it's a chrome add on. Also not usable since I don't use chrome, it's disabled. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Doesn't matter though. 👌
Nuno · Admin
@DeWayfarer Do you mean you tried to install it and when you opened the app, it didn't work because Chrome is disabled?
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
@Nuno I haven't even tried. Yet see my reply on nanori's thread. Screenshot on it.
Aw shit.. I'm downloading it now let's see wut it do cuh 🤙
Nanori · 31-35, F
I'm gonna download it and come back here with complaints ( ʘ̆ ╭ʖ╮ ʘ̆ ) I'm sure I'll find something to bich about
Ambroseguy80 · 51-55, M
GLITTER · 36-40, F
*burns my iPhone* 😒
lovelyguy143334 · 31-35, M
Good to know
Thank you so much for informing us 👍
eyeno · M
Gotcha and got it, thanks. 👍
wackidywack · 22-25
Omg what, seriously ? Congrats sw 🎉
caPnAhab · 26-30, M
Very cool. I'm using it now
iamelijah · 26-30, M
Wooohooo! Admin, you're the best.. 😚
Tennessean · 31-35, F
marsbar · F
That’s amazing! I’m sure a lot of users will be happy. 😊
Magenta · F
Thank you, I'm sure many will appreciate it. It's not something I will use, as I use a PC 95% of the time.

[quote]• [i]To help our Similar Worlds grow[/i], please do consider leaving Positive Reviews for the SW App, [i]so that it can be seen by more new people, who may decide to give SW a try.[/i][/quote] 100% in support of that.
ninalanyon · 61-69, T
How is this better than using the website in a Web browser? I installed it and my first impression is that there isn't any difference.
Congratulations 👍🏻
Do I always have to suffer for choosing an iPhone? 😩
helenS · 36-40, F
@SW-User Would there be [i]any[/i] surplus value in using an "app" instead of the built-in Safari browser? The app will just load the same site. Placing a bookmark in your browser is much less expensive.
wackidywack · 22-25
@SW-User YES
@helenS Hey! Don’t mansplain me!

I’ve always been the one to say that there’s no need for an app.

However, it’s actually needed when you’re using an iPhone because on iOS, progressive web apps are not supported and it can’t send notifications
Zaphod42 · 46-50, M
Android only? That’s techist 🫤
rrraksamam · 31-35, M
Miram · 31-35, F
It is great but it would be nice if there is an apk version for those who can't access it from play store due to country restrictions, or other access issues.
Nuno · Admin
@Miram Our app should be available in every country, to Android users. Does this not work for you? https://similarworlds.com/app
Miram · 31-35, F
@Nuno It is working for me. I was referring to IR users and possible other highly censored countries. Algeria allows access to most sites with an exception of few.
Nuno · Admin
@Miram Ah ok, I understand. That could be an option, but:

1) usually, that is considered a "hacky" process and we'd like to avoid having apk files floating around, which could then open to scam/tricking. So our recommendation will always be to never download the app from anywhere else other than from Google Play itself.

2) user will not get updates automatically, unless we provide with a new apk every time.
JohnOinger · 41-45, M
That's great
TurtlePink · 22-25, F
That’s sexy
What kinda sorcery is this!! How y’all not gonna put this in the apple store
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MethDozer · M
@SweetNSassy apple sucks
SilkenMist · 46-50, F
@MethDozer you know to the hardcore Apple lovers what you said are fighting words right? Now me, I could care less about Apple
And of course android gets it first 😠
@SW-User yep, Apple is extremely restrictive.
@NerdyPotato gee I wonder why!
@SW-User maybe to stick with their limited functionality for a higher price in the name of simplicity and smooth looks? For a real answer you'll have to ask Apple as I've never understood their choices or why people would spend so much on their products. 🤷
Classified · M
Are you planning to add features to the app?
I would like the ability to open multiple pages and to refresh a page. If that's possible, then I would like to know how, please.
Classified · M
@Nuno You guys are good. Firefox shouldn't be the default though. It's the DuckDuckGo mobile browser. Though I have Firefox too, maybe the app can't use DDG. 🤔

Thanks for letting me know. 😄
Nuno · Admin
@Classified Ah yeah, but DuckDuckGo might not be supporting the app, so it uses whatever else you have installed, that supports it :)
Classified · M
@Nuno Makes sense. At least it is good to know that it doesn't use Chrome
DavidScott · 51-55, M
SoLeRiMix · 31-35, M
Well done SW Team!🙂
SledgeHammer · 46-50, M
SW Team is getting it done!

Thanks for the info Drew--

Lilymoon · F
Oh.... Goody.
Londonn · 36-40, M
Rusham · M
Congratulations, I just hope the IOS app will be available soon. I lost too many Experience Project acquaintances when SW was launched without an app. It was like- ‘no app, I’m not joining,’
helenS · 36-40, F
Is the interface any different from the browser version?
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
@helenS no.
It's a trap 😭 I'm waiting till a few people download it before i do 🤔
eyeno · M
@RunnyMascaraxC I've been using it since the notice came out.

So far found it faster, pages load almost instantly! 👍
@RunnyMascaraxC I downloaded it, and now my phone keeps calling me names and threatening to block me.
DavidScott · 51-55, M
lol, I want the app, but I ain't got no money
Nuno · Admin
@DavidScott The app is free, available on Androids.
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Nuno · Admin
@nightjourney Our app should be available in every country, to Android users. Does this not work for you? https://similarworlds.com/app
@Nuno maybe sw is banned in his country
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gregloa · 61-69, M
👍 Thanks Andrew.
Driver2 · M
No iPhone app?

MrBrownstone · 46-50, M
Classified · M
What's the difference between the interface in the app and through a mobile browser? 🤔
TurtlePink · 22-25, F
It’s so cool that you guys got the app but I probably won’t be downloading it since I have enough apps on my phone 😢😢
Nuno · Admin
@TurtlePink Similar Worlds will remain available as well on the browser 👍👍
TurtlePink · 22-25, F
@Nuno sweet
Riemann · 31-35, M
I tried searching for the app in PlayStore but other apps show up. I can access from this link.
Nuno · Admin
@Riemann It might be because our app is new. Once it gets more usage, it should become more visible. Thanks! https://similarworlds.com/app
The link https://similarworlds.com/app doesn't seem to be working 🤔
@NerdyPotato [c=4C0073]android 4.4 and above should work .. try updates [/c]
Never mind, I copied it in a new browser window and there it redirects to the Play store. I guess it was cache issue in Chrome.
DiliMarky · M
@SW-User bapples your comment was insensitive

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