by Michael Burkhardt

Ruby v2.0 Now Available on the App Store

Ruby app icon

Surprise! Version 2.0 of Ruby, my news app - is now available, and it’s completely rewritten. Ruby 2.0 will be available at a launch discount for $1.99 for the rest of September, then $2.99 afterwards.

This update was a big rewrite, and added many features like Images in the feed, a redesigned Watch app, a new Explore page, a beautiful new app icon (thanks Aether!) and much more.

Ruby 2.0 is available on the App Store for iOS 16 and watchOS 10 starting today. It’ll be available on macOS Sonoma starting next week. You can download it here.

Official changelog:

  • Images are now available on articles that support them! I know this was a highly requested feature, and it’s finally here.
  • New app icon (as well as a nice assortment of alternatives)
  • Apple Watch app redesign! This design embraces watchOS 10 with a much more elegant look.
  • New explore page. This page incorporates trending and search in one place.
  • Lots of new modern design elements, such as updated search bars, a new Topic Picker, and a rounded font with Navigation Bar Titles.
  • Rewrote all major parts of the app, squashing tons of bugs in the process
  • Articles now copy to clipboard by default, rather than a share sheet in between
  • Added flags to Region/Language picker
  • App is now more responsive
  • Updated loading screens
  • Updated About, Credits, and Support pages
  • Updated some Text and Link references
  • Updated Sidebar on iPad and Mac
  • Tweaked fonts and theme color
  • Brought images to Bookmarks
  • Added links to Open Source packages in Settings