I'm happy to say that a new Recent beta is now available! The biggest difference is supporting orientation changes (that is, landscape mode). We hadn't planned to do this, but those of you with tablets felt strongly, so we devoted the engineering time to make it happen. That includes using four side-by-side cards by default for larger tablets in landscape mode.
We've also added a battery saver, which reduces network activity by disabling preloading. You can turn it on via the settings screen. Note even if battery saver is turned off, Recent will conserve your battery by performing no background operations.
Besides bug fixes, other changes include:
- For new Android users, changing default "CONTINUE READING" to use the system browser instead of the webview component. (Existing Recent users can adjust this in settings.)
- Adding "+" add topic button in main screen menu in landscape mode or on tablets
- Adds topic search and card view option during initial signup
Google has published the new version, build 46, and it's in the Play Store as I write this. Unfortunately for iOS users, Apple has not yet published the new version; it's usually a 10-minute delay but after 45 minutes it has not yet appeared for TestFlight users. :( I'll post here when the iOS build is published.