I’ve been working on a proxy that makes it possible for 3rd party Reddit apps to connect to Lemmy with minimal code changes. Ideally all that’s needed is to swap out the url for that of the proxy. Naturally it’s open source.

I’ve got it to a point where basic browsing is possible and works with RedReader and libreddit, but I could use some help testing it with more apps and of course implementing more of the API.

To test with an app, you need to modify it to connect to the proxy instead of Reddit, which I’ve done here for libreddit, just for testing. The RedReader dev has already expressed some interest in making the API url configurable for the end user.

If you’re interested, come check out !tafkars@feddit.de :)

  • RecreationalPlacebos
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    189 months ago

    I’ve used redreader for probably as long as I’ve had a smart phone, would be amazing if it was converted to Lemmy.

    • thisn
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      29 months ago

      For starters, of course, that would be great (especially considering that most 3rd party reddit apps will soon no longer be able to access reddit with their api). In general, however, I believe that native support should be the long term goal. I would be very happy if I could continue to use redreader :)

  • Andrew
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    99 months ago

    @derivator wow it would be amazing if Infinity and Apollo could just plug into Lemmy using this proxy. Right now Jerboa is alright, but I’d immediately switch to Infinity.
    #lemmy #Reddit

    • @derivatorOP
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      59 months ago

      Unfortunately, Apollo is not open source and would require action from the dev, which seems not that likely. Another complication is that they seem to be using their own backend to do some kind of caching, I haven’t really looked into it.

      • Andrew
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        19 months ago

        @derivator oh for sure devs would have to take action either way. From what I understand this proxy can be self hosted though, or just used as a blueprint to update the apps. I see it as a temporary patch to quickly transition to Lemmy.

  • Tmpod
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    89 months ago

    This is an amazing initiative, great job! :D

  • @BastingChemina@beehaw.org
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    9 months ago

    This is amazing !

    If third party apps switch to Lemmy this could really help Lemmy to grow.

    I would love to have infinity for Lemmy.