Ello for iOS offers what should have been made available since the social network came to the notice of many users, most of whom are likely predisposed to using services through their native apps rather than through Web browsers. Anyway, better late than never, even if it’s for something you haven’t logged in to in a long time.
After logging in to Ello for the first time since September (yup), I got to see right away that Ello for iOS stays true to the social network’s promise of being “beautiful and ad-free.” The app’s interface is clean, simple, and fluid, with tabs for easily navigating between its key sections.
Front and center is the main section for viewing the timelines of your Ello friends (if any) and those of the Ello users who are part of your Noise feed. Ello for iOS also has a Discover tab for finding friends and interesting content, a Notifications tab for keeping up to date with real-time Ello alerts, a Profile tab for seeing everything you’ve posted and editing your profile, and a tab for posting text, photos, and GIFs.
While it may be long-overdue, the release of the official iOS app of Ello is an important step toward making the social network’s “beautiful and ad-free” ecosystem more accessible and, hopefully, more popular.
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