Excellent I've been using this app for months and really like it. I can see my chats and rooms, chatting works just fine, and it has settings, which Campfire itself is sorely lacking. I actually came to view this on the Play store today to see if they had a Mac version I could use on my computer because Lantern is so much better than just plain Campfire.
Best of the bunch Switched from 'campyre' and noticed a huge improvement in battery life. This app also uses a lot less data than campyre for whatever reason (5mb a day compared to 300mb a day for me). Interface is a lot nicer too. There is one problem when sending multiple lines of text quickly that I emailed the developer about and he seemed eager to fix it. I recommend this app and I hope it continues to be maintained.
Fine Unicode support is not great (Maybe just the font choice?) but good. The app *needs* to remember username and account subdomain. Very frustrating to type those in every time. I'd prefer to have it remember password as well.
Unreliable Can't keep a connection when my device roams from WiFi to 4g, which is one of the first things a mobile app should accommodate for. Instead, connection gets dropped, and won't reconnect unless force closed and restarted
Hardly ever connects, bombards with notifications This is the most disappointing app purchase I've ever made. This thing will *occasionally* connect, as in once every few days, and send me a few hundred alerts. This is despite the fact that I turned off notifications. I haven't been able to bring myself to uninstall because I *paid* for this app and I kept holding on to the faint glimmer of hope that the developer would fix it. That was my mistake. I have made my own campfire client before. It's not rocket science, but clearly it's beyond this company.
This is not a bad companion app for campfire. The reason I purchased it was for the sound notifications both for the room and for the personal notification so that I would know that my attention was needed. While sitting at the computer with the phone on the desk, I have noticed that sometimes there is a long delay with both the messages and the sounds being delivered to the phone several minutes later than what was happening real time in campfire.. Sometimes the sounds don't come at all. It is better than the last app I had on my phone but the features I really wanted don't work as I had hoped. It would be nice to have those features fixed and to have a feature added that would allow the assignment of color to users for easier identification of who is talking. For example, having the ability to assign the boss a color so his posts stand out.
Version 2.0 Released!
- Jelly bean expanded notifications
- Revamped UI
- Huge battery improvements
- Improved experience on tablets
- More customization for notifications
- Loading rooms is now nearly instant
... and much more!
Version 2.0.1 & 2.0.2:
- More stability