Discord says Android users won’t be left behind anymore – TechCrunch
Discord today announced new steps to bring its Android app to par with its iOS counterpart. The changes will improve the app experience for Android, which has historically lagged behind the iPhone version of Discord.
Discord says the app is now “rebuilt from the ground up” using React Native, a development framework for building apps that work consistently across platforms. Some of the changes have already rolled out in recent weeks, but the overhauled version of Discord for Android should be available to all users in the coming weeks.
The chat app is about as cross-platform as it gets, 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 that allows users to transfer their chats to their consoles.
The company says the new development method will allow it to speed up new feature releases and bug fixes, bringing those changes to the cross-platform app consistently and faster than before. Prior to the new system, Android users were at their wit’s end, often waiting for features and updates that their iOS counterparts received first.
“React Native allows us to streamline and consolidate our processes, which helps our engineers work more efficiently and release updates more frequently, especially now that the team won’t be spending so much time maintaining different codebases. for different devices,” the company wrote. in a blog post.