Review from Brenton Tenreiro
Absolutely fantastic. I've been waiting for a deviantart app for a while now, and now that it's here its perfect. I can check my profile and browse art, what's not to love? The only thing is I don't believe you can save images, I can be wrong. But still great app ☺
First of all, the app doesn't have the "edit" feature which is awful! Why would you release a version without this feature since its a huge part of every content sharing platforms. Second of all, for the past 2 weeks after tapping "submit" the app acts like it submitted something but when I check the gallery the images don't appear, not even after 2 weeks. dA, please, make a good app like instagram to make it much easier to communicate in comment sections and etc.
This is app is very simple, but WAY too simple. Near most of the features on the browsers are NOWHERE to be find here. Edit is none, group still not ready, stash isn't in there, & as of right now it keeps logging me off a lot! For a "largest" art community you ain't doing this app more worthy than the browser. I also like it that you don't do squat on updating the app time to time like the other social media apps. Fixed/update them now or else I will keep relied on Google Chrome.
I don't know what the point of this app is. As an artist I wanted to download the app so I can directly upload from my samsung tablet and have no problem editing info and folder options of my artwork. But I can't even do that. It's not worth downloading if you want to manage your submissions and edit your art info on the app. It's only as good as searching on Google images for artwork to look at. I wish the app was better developed and had more options for uploaders. There is potential, but until then, I can't be bothered to keep it.
Something is going on with this app. It opens another window that my phone thinks is a pdf and then asks to have access to my phone. It's not a part of DA and this has only happened for 1mo now every time I sign on. After I exit this weird new window DA says I'm not connected to the internet...which does not make any sense to me because I have a strong 4G connection. If it wouldn't do this I would recommend it. It's a really nice way to view art and I check it daily.
I like the app however I give it 3 stars because it continues to log me out especially when I try to upload my artwork. Along with that when I first got the app it would send me notifications from my page but a couple weeks later it stopped sending me notifications all together. Editing options aren't available on the app as they are on the website so I can't edit after posting. Also, the mature tags don't show up on the app as they do with the website, so when looking for new cute artwork by other artists, I end up seeing trashy images near them.... I really really don't want to see any of that, please fix it.
Please add an option (preferably with sideswipe) that removes a deviation from the notifications view on the DA page so people wouldn't have to go through a web browser, view them all again and manually delete them. And add a save option for all deviations god's sake. I can't see what you might possibly be achieving by the lack of it. It's not like there are no 20 other ways to view your site more efficient than your app. At least make the experience of your app useful and comfortable, not crippled.
* Minor crash fixes