🆕 Multi-Window support: Watch videos while browsing your favorite sites, without waiting for those other apps to implement multi-window support.
🆕 Zero permissions for usual usage: you only need to allow special permissions for special actions (e.g. location permission only when you want to check-in to a place, or camera/microphone when taking a phone or conducting a video call.)
🆕 Lite App Specific Permissions: Stronger controls than Android Marshmallow permissions model.
🆕 Scroll to Top button is now optional; turn it on or off from the Customize screen.
🆕 Direct Share: Share content from any Android app directly to a Lite App. More configuration assistance coming soon.
🆕 Create Content FAB: Configure your own URL for a FAB in every Lite App. More configuration assistance coming soon.
🐞 Don’t attempt to fetch feeds or malware blocklists when offline.
🐞 When text zoom is changed, save the shortcut immediately.
🐞 New text hint in the searchbox when a Lite App has a search integration configured.
🐞 Don’t vibrate with a default pattern if the user explicitly set it to a blank pattern.
⚡ Performance improvements in the in-app billing implementation.
⚡ Web Links to create new Lite Apps (via hermit.chimbori.com/create) open in Hermit by default.
⚡ RAM improvements all over: several features optimized to use even less RAM than earlier.
⚡ Improved startup performance: Hermit now starts up 1.6×—2× faster than earlier.
🆕 Add a separate menu item under About to show the What’s New dialog.
🆕 Allow deleting feed URLs created via the manifest.
🆕 Changes to the Feature Tour: simpler instructions and detailed steps for how the user should use Hermit
🆕 Copy URL & Share actions in the long-click menu for links in the WebView, and Share image for Images.
🐞 If there was a problem fetching any feed, show a message in that Lite App the next time the user opens it.
🐞 Automatically disable a feed if the server returns a 404, to avoid hammering the server.
🐞 Return to the list of Lite Apps after creating a new Lite App.
🐞 Improved startup performance: only does the basic tasks needed to get Hermit up and running as quickly as possible.
🐞 Prevent NPE when trying to access ringtones on phones that don’t have a default.
🆕 Ad Blocker. The most requested feature is now available. Free for everyone, no subscription fees, no root required, and the block list is updated regularly. 🙈
🆕 Quick Settings Sidebar. Instant customization. Just swipe in from the right edge!
🆕 Text Zoom. Set the text size for any Lite App, and Hermit will remember it.
🐞 Completely re-written in-app billing code.
🆕 Automatic update checking. Hermit can now show you within the app when an update is available.
🆕 Customize the icon and name after creating any Lite App.
🆕 Open links in Lite App, Load images & Do Not Track settings can be applied to individual Lite Apps separately, not globally to all apps.
🆕 Handle native app installation prompts more elegantly (no more UNKNOWN_URL_SCHEME errors).
🐞 On some Samsung phones, downloaded files were being downloaded to an internal directory.
🐞 Show pull-to-refresh spinner when tapping on the refresh button.
🐞 Better handling of screen changes: you should not see lingering toolbar icons from the previous screen.
🐞 Allow certain resources to be loaded over HTTP from HTTPS pages. Fixes image issues with XKCD (SSL).
🐞 SSL errors now generate a user warning before proceeding (Addresses Google Play warning).
🐞 Icons are now larger than they used to be, while still following Material Design guidelines.
🐞 Allow copying the Notification Feed URL after it has been auto-configured.
🆕 Data Saver mode: Save-Data HTTP header
🆕 Library uses SSL
🆕 Download files to phone
🐞 Crash seen only by Beta users when deleting icons.
🐞 Open links in Lite Apps by default. Solves issues related to OAuth redirection.
🐞 Silent notification sounds correctly supported
🐞 Re-check aggressively with Google Play whether Premium has already been purchased