@MadLittleMods Chrome has this new feature called TrustedWebActivity. It lets your Android app be exactly the same as your mobile Website (which gives you full-fledged browser support instead of a limited Webview, push notifications and all that). Consider switching the Android app to that? I think it will improve the experience with less maintenance on Android. I could help with this if needed. We just need to remove all Java/Kotlin code, make some changes in the Manifest and set up a link between the site and the app (via Asset Links).
It's a big architecture decision (going all-in on Web instead of native Android code). We did this for one of our work apps, and have been happy with it so far.
It's a shame that the display name can't be different in gitter from the gitlab settings.
Just for a reference, you can track gitlab-org/gitter/webapp#1851. We are going to be focusing on better GitLab integration in the near future and this might be part of the epic (even though right now it's part of an epic for allowing users to have multiple identity providers).
Is there anyway to get rid the menu? It damages the UI pretty hard.
@starlight-tu_gitlab Is that the windows desktop client?
Thanks @pdurbin. Recently there has been a handful of projects considering moving away from Gitter. The Gitter team can only hope that the new features we are working on are going to land in time to tip the scales back to Gitter.
Sure. For what it's worth, I'm still considering switching to Gitter (from IRC). Are there any search features coming? A poor search experience seems to come up a lot.
Not in the immediate future. The next big thing after threaded conversations is integration with GitLab and supporting multiple OAuth providers for an account. Those seem to be the most popular issues (https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitter/webapp/issues?sort=popularity). But I agree the search could use some love. Maybe updating the ElastSearch to begin with (running v1.4)
Thanks, I'm surprised search improvements don't get more thumbs up.
Similarly to you, we don't have a formalized process about how exactly/how much the votes contribute to our planning process. The votes are something I'm looking at and since they're roughly in sync with our roadmap I haven't given it much thought.