Clover just got suspended from the Play Store.
I can either upload a "new" version of Clover under another package name, which will be a new app and the download count and reviews will be gone.
Or I can appeal for the suspension and possibly get the original Clover back online.
The risk is that my Google account can be banned if they deny the appeal.
>This is a notification that your application, Clover, with package ID org.floens.chan, has been suspended from the Google Play Store.
>REASON FOR SUSPENSION:Violation of the sexually explicit material provision of the Content Policy.
I just uploaded the new beta to the play store that fixes the freeze an hour ago. I think it got suspended because that version randomizes the top boards and I guess /a/ isn't that "sexual content" friendly.
The good news is that the new version is basically done, and reuploading the new app isn't that big of a deal now. The bad news for that is that the users won't be able to automatically update to v2.
There's a paypal button here https://floens.github.io/Clover/#donate
I really appreciate if you donate, I don't get a lot of donations.
I've finished the new site for v2 too, it has a better donate page with a list of previous donors and such. Oh well, that has to wait for a bit.
ChanExplorer dev here.
>can be banned if they deny the appeal
Don't bother with the appeal. You are getting ahead of yourself with thinking they will ban you, chances are they won't even read it.
1.) Removing easy access to all NSFW boards, under a new name - I did this but was still eventually removed
2.) Moving to f-droid or something.
Can you retarget the app to use Qt so I can use in my Nokia N9? Clover is a fantastic app but it's a shame it's only available in >>>/toy/ phones
Is an appeal worth trying? Like I said in the OP, the only change that affects this are the new top boards that get automatically loaded. Maybe if I appeal /a/ won't show op and they think it's ok.
The original order in v1 was /g/, /v/, /a/, /co/, /int/ and then all the other sfw boards.
And Clover already is on F-Droid
/vg/ and furry crap everywhere. As well as qt korean girls in the sc2 generals. Google won't allow qt girls.
At the end of the day its a "4chan" app notorious for /b/, and I don't think an appeal will get you anywhere. You can try, I doubt they
will ban you.
I spend way more time on /a/, and its hardly more nsfw than /v/ or /sp/ (unless Google hates anime or something).
btw, ChanExplorer was my second app, I had originally released it under "4 --- Chon" (no spaces, theres also an altchan with the same name that is word filtered).
OTOH there are apps like Mimi that are still active.
You should appeal, they won't ban you for that little. It's always like this with flagged content, people go the path of least resistance. Flagged? When in doubt, block, safer that way. Appealed? When in doubt, unblock, saves you the hassle. Rinse and repeat.
I always used a material design version of clover. I uninstalled it by mistake and now I can't find the same apk anywhere so I'm stuck with the play store official release that is a lot more buggy than the material beta I had before
Any help guys?
Man fuck google play, bunch of fucking pansies. Still, you should have kept their ToS in mind when modifying your app.
Thank you so much for all your hard work though, browsing 4chan on a mobile web browsers is a nightmare.
When are you making ChanExplorer 2 dude? I've been begrudgingly using Clover since ChanExplorer started breaking on everything, but the sliding tabs have somehow never been replicated. I guess everyone prefers having a single thread open at a time.
>They can't ban you if you have to add all the boards manually right?
Should be safe. Otherwise you'd have the premise to ban Chrome, since you can type pornhub dot com and look, MATURE CONTENT!!
Make it open source and upload it to F-droid.
>he can't play webms on his 4chan without jailbreaking his phone
If they really don't want it on the play store there's no point in trying. Just keep it as a non-play store app and put it on fdroid or make a standalone webpage for it or something if you really care about users.
If you insist on appealing or reuploading, remove the default boards completely and make it so you need to enter the exact board uri to add a board. I already suggested this but you said Clover is meant to be a newfag-friendly app, now look what happened.
Clover is a shit app anyway, just let it die.
You literally made a shitty gimped version of a webbrowser that only worked on 4chan and was worse quality than the default 4chan mobile settings.
There's also a lot of retards in the world and half the voting population who thought bush was good.
Do you want a cookie for your objectively terrible app for people who haven't used a decent browser in a decade?
Here's a free (You) faggot
Floens I'm still waiting for QtClover you're amazing
>Your appeal has been submitted successfully and will be reviewed by a specialist and you should receive a response from us within 72 hours.
Well we'll see what happens.
Meanwhile v2.1.1 that fixes the freezing bug is up at https://github.com/Floens/Clover/tree/dev/releases if you want to try it out.
The helper popup when adding boards only shows nsfw boards if you already had at least one nsfw board added.
I do have faith that having more neutral boards like mimi has right now and what Clover had is the right thing to do. It worked for the past and it worked now. I shouldn't have added /a/ to the default top boards.
>I spend way more time on /a/, and its hardly more nsfw than /v/ or /sp/
Not correct. Half the OP images are scantily clad anime girls that either have ridiculously huge tits or look blatantly underage. Some choice titles:
>I want Aqua to step on my cock
>Nijiiro Days Episode 2 - Rape edition
>Was it rape?
>Find a sexier blonde.
>>hero >rapes people
>AYAME ON THE FRONT PAGE! C*CK-A-DOODLE-P*SSY
>What anime girl has the best pussy?
>>Your appeal has been submitted successfully and will be reviewed by a specialist and you should receive a response from us within 72 hours.
>Well we'll see what happens.
>Meanwhile v2.1.1 that fixes the freezing bug is up at https://github.com/Floens/Clover/tree/dev/releases if you want to try it out.
>The helper popup when adding boards only shows nsfw boards if you already had at least one nsfw board added.
>I do have faith that having more neutral boards like mimi has right now and what Clover had is the right thing to do. It worked for the past and it worked now. I shouldn't have added /a/ to the default top boards.
FLOEENNNSS F-DROID HAS 1.2.11 SINCE FOREVER PUT v2 ON THERE FFS
What the hell? I swear to god it was on the Play Store a few minutes ago... At least I'm using the Github beta right now. What about the other chan apps then? Don't they "promote" NSFW stuffs too?
Nevertheless Floens, good luck on getting this situation resolved. Your app is amazing.
I have some questions
Why can't I play webms straight from the app?
How do you have text captcha?
Why does the captcha service think I'm a robot instantly (On my pc I can post 2 or 3 times w/out having do the little puzzle.)
Also could you make it I can download a flag on boards like /pol/ and /int/
It's actually kind of a hack to even get the captcha working in an app.
If you put it back up i'll report it again and get you banned.
Yeah or what >>52476998 said is also good.
Also maybe floens could add something like the Konami cheat code input or something to unlock all SFW boards if he'd consider going a noboards release
Floens, if you are still here then make a high quality, slow board (like diy or lit) the default board
Or something shitty but interesting, like x
...or just don't add a default board, and add a checkbox to make NSFW board available
>and add a checkbox to make NSFW board available
As per Google's guidelines this is impossible.
Please for the love of god no. I don't want a bunch of poo in the loos to start shitposting on a good board because they found some ebin 4chan app on the play store.
Why do you even care if it's in the play store or not. There aren't any ads on it and you don't make any money off of it. People who actually use 4chan will know about it.
this is actually nice (: i will not dobate as I have no money, but it's a nice app. thanks
Real people who know how to use computers dont use them.Because they have more pressing matters to deal with in their life, such as a job, having sex with their wife, and working out
Have you even used the latest version?
You're comparing chrome or firefox mobile to a dedicated app that uses 90% less resources on rendering shit you wont even look at.
Stop being a hipster faggot who thinks its cool to use "retro means" to do things. Why even have a smart phone. When your computer does it better.Why not get an old nokia that has no lcd interface and functions as a cellular phone only.
>Why even have a smart phone. When your computer does it better.Why not get an old nokia that has no lcd interface and functions as a cellular phone only.
Using a web browser for mobile imageboards is stupid, but those are actual valid lines of reasoning.
New clover is amazing, but there's a few things I'm confused about.
Before we could swipe in from the right and it would open up the last thread we were looking at, but the new version doesn't do that.
Why is the quick jump to top/bottom button not there anymore?
Why is the search button behind a menu? If you're just browsing in the catalog there's enough space for it to be there.
Other than those things it's a great app.
>not using modified clover apk from the irc channel
>web browser vs chan browser
One is clearly better than the other based on resource consumption, functionality and appearance.
>smartphone vs dumbphone+laptop
There are arguments for each side.
>not using Dashchan
But seriously what's better about it?
Would I tell a lie?
Literally who are you?
Yep, you caught me. I'm shopping this all.
Lollipop btw but yeah, it's dash
Dunno if it was suggested but why not make the default page a blank speed dialer like thing where you can add boards yourself?
And for the love of all things holy please bring back the spoiler and code buttons
That guy may not be Floens, but this is actually a pretty great suggestion
Why don't you just jew out and put ads on for all the idiots who get it from the play store, and then put an ad free version on your site or f-droid or something.
Or does 4chan's ToS not let you do that? Maybe make a paid version.
This is a good chance to rebrand, man. Drop the clover name and image. Turn the new and improved clover into a new product, and seperate yourself from all the negative attention.
Seriously OP, do this.
Honestly I'm not going all in for the money, Clover has mainly been an app to learn Android development. But not getting any donations for months is depressing.
I really don't like ads in apps, and yes the API rules/tos don't allow ads. Pretty logical.
I was planning on making it more apparent that Clover is a free project and that I don't earn any money from it apart from donations, like a popup inside the app. The suspension is not helping.
Why don't you go the freemium model and make a free app with locked features and then a paid app with all the features?
Or you could just upload the paid version to google play and another free version for people here from github or something like that.
Either way, you made a nice app and I hope everything is going your way financially.
Active support, support 20 more websites via plugin, less bugs, better interface, when you're seeing a pic in gallery mode, if you press the back button you'll see the post with this image.
Very flexible option to save files(requested and suggested by me).
Updates in app.
Screenshot only one post by selecting mode.
In short, have the same features than Clover (except built-in WebM (but you can use MXPlayer).
Use it, I found it better than Clover.
Just remove all adult boards from the list by default? I thought thats what mine was doing to get around googles policy anyway.
Also add an option so webms dont pause other applications please. thank you.
I won't switch without built in webm
It's literally a dealbreaker with how common it is on the site now.
I'd need to see an account-side image (blocking out important data obviously) not just Anon: 5 dollars!
I think you should just appeal it and make users add all boards. No one is looking for a 4chan app without knowing the boards.
Stop making the "why browsers are allowed to see porn but clover doesn't?". Browser are specifically made to access the internet, you don't see the fucking pornhub app on google, do you? Just because it's a fancier app that you can use to browse a specific site doesn't mean thta google should allow nsfw apps.
Does it interfere with the 4chan app running? in my note5 when I switch apps sometimes the background app gets permanently whitescreened and I'd like to be able to press back to go to what I was browsing
New site is up
With the new donation page.
It's getting late here so I'm not going to be in this thread for long. Any pending donations that aren't on the list will be added tomorrow.
Dashchan was uploaded on Google play without any board added by default, and was pulled out of play store for the same reason.
If Floens try upload a new version his dev account can be suspended forever and ends your career as Android app developer.
Google a shit.
I don't use Clover, but Google is really stupid.
That's because touchwizz has shit ram management and opening more than three apps at a time results in all of them having to be reloaded.
But clover has built in webm support anyway, so what are you complaining about?
> Samsung meme phone with problems with light multi-task
Why am I not surprised?
Here in my Galaxy S4 I don't have problems so far.
If you have xposed installed you can put apps resident on the RAM, so none apps can close it.
The module name is App Settings.
>I'd need to see an account-side image (blocking out important data obviously) not just Anon: 5 dollars!
W-what. Ok just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (cock.li was fixed like 30mins ago)
Dude you're on an imageboard I'm not emailing you. Get out that paint.exe and throw black boxes over any account information I just want to see dates and times and amounts to make sure you've gotten 0 for like weeks like you've said.
You can save just thumbnails or with the files too
You can add a rbt as a site, yes
I can't root a phone dude thanks for the other two though.
An example is in games with shitty ads
I accidentally click an ad and it takes me to googles shit app store, and I close it out and the game is whitescreened. So an app + appstore (nothing else)= white screen
Not using Dashchan
For 5.0 you need custom recovery
In ics xposed inject some code on dalvik virtual machine.
In Lolipop it's change the art virtual machine file entirely for a modded file. You also need SELinux status in permissive.
Custom recovery PREVENTS bricking. For Samsung devices. You need Odin, and safestrap . But since safestrap doesn't work on lollipop anymore, you need to boot to a 4.0 kernel to access it now. That's where I do my rom changes.
Sounds confusing but when you get the hang of it it's useful because it's impossible to brick it with this method.
Flashfire is needed for 5.0 to flash things like xposed.
I would like to donate, but donating requires money.
Is there anything i can do to help/donate non-material?
I got 10.6 from some site and it was bundled with adware. I know how to avoid it, but it forced its way to install.
It was from http://samsungodindownload.com/
Just don't download from that site and watch out for other malicious links
My fault for being a retard and not verifying it but still
Yeah I know, it was pretty retarded of me. I was in desperate mode trying to unbrick a phone.
Interestingly enough the other download links on that site were legit, I used it while the infection was going viral and saved the phone. Then nuked windows and installed fedora
He is floens
He is floens
Is there any floens I should know about ?
under which rock have you been living?
Go unlock your bootloader, install TWRP, backup yo shit, flash a nice 2 days old cm13 alpha rom, flash gapps, flash xposed, and install lucky patcher for modded playstore and adblock.
Clover dev works awesome, but sadly the weeds had it taken down with their weebsoftporn (see dying clover dev thread)
>tfw there are no 4chan apps on iOS because they're all banned
i was literally just about to make a post about this
desu it's probably not worth the trouble to try to get it past the censors, would be better to make a heavily-modified website that people use instead of the official mobile site
that still doesn't beat having a native experience though. it's really unfortunate that Apple are so restrictive with their dev tools.
you can't install non app store apps without a jailbroken device.
I like how the new version doesnt load every thumbnail and loads only the ones present at the screen.
Go to last poat button on the bottom right is gone though. Would love to have it back.
Thanks floens! Would donate on my coming payday