Discord says Android users won’t be left hanging anymore – TechCrunch

Discord today announced new measures to bring its Android app in line with its iOS counterpart. The changes will improve the app’s experience for Android, which has historically lagged behind the iPhone version of Discord.

Discord says the app is now “built from the ground up” using React Native, a developer framework for building apps that work consistently across platforms. Some of the changes have already been rolled out over the past few weeks, but the revamped version of Discord for Android should be available to all users in the next few weeks.

The chat app is as cross-platform as possible, and the company offers a version of the experience for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux. Discord also recently added a new integration for Xbox Live, allowing users to forward their chats to their consoles.

The company says the new development methodology will allow it to accelerate new feature releases and bug fixes, and push those changes to the multi-platform app consistently and faster than before. Before the new system, Android users were left behind, often waiting for features and updates to get their iOS counterparts first.

“React Native allows us to streamline and consolidate our processes, which helps our engineers work more efficiently and push out updates more frequently, especially now that the team won’t be spending as much time creating different codebases for different devices to maintain,” the company wrote in a blog post. Discord says Android users won’t be left hanging anymore – TechCrunch

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