Linode Mobile 2.0

December 10, 2013 10:33 am

iphoneWe’re pleased to announce a major update to the Linode Manager mobile app! This release is a complete rewrite of the app, featuring a beautiful new design and support for both iOS and Android devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android phones, and Android tablets.

Linode Mobile features tools to manage your Linodes, NodeBalancers, and domain zones. You can access Linodes via SSH and Lish, browse the Linode Library, and manage your Linode account. More information can be found on the Mobile App product page.

Existing users of the iPhone app can update to the newest version directly from the App Store. Otherwise, you can install the app for free from the App Store or Google Play.

We’d like to give a big THANK YOU to WillowTree Apps for helping us make Linode Mobile 2.0 a reality.

Enjoy!

45 Responses

  1. Great job!

  2. Not compatible with any of my phones on the Play store… what gives?

  3. Very nice! Though it doesn’t seem to recognize my “Linode 1536″ plan (the field is empty). http://i.imgur.com/0xnvUP2.png

    Are there plans to support 2FA login? I was not asked for my code.

  4. Edgeman, welcome to the Android ecosystem.

    It app seems to just work on my iPhone.

  5. I have what seems like compatible devices (Nexus 4 and 5), but get “This item cannot be installed in your device’s country”.

  6. Tried to install Android version, received “This item cannot be installed in your device’s country.”

  7. Looking good with a modern design. The only thing I’d recommend is to make the .apk available for people to sideload.

  8. Ryan: They’ve just locked it to a specific country, hence it’s not “compatible” with my devices located in Canada.
    Nothing to do with the so called “Android ecosystem”. iOS Apps can be region locked as well.

  9. The Android app wasn’t set up for all countries at first. This has been corrected, but it may be cached on Google’s side for a bit. Sorry for the trouble. Enjoy!

  10. This post says version 2.0, but the Google Playstore on both Nexus 4 and 7 says version 1.0?
    Are the rest of you seeing a 2.0 version?

  11. John: 1.0 is the correct version on Google Play (this is our first Android release). Sorry for any confusion!

  12. Thats sharp.

  13. Amazing, really great job as always guys! :)

  14. Looks great! My only “complaint” so far is that it bypasses two-factor authentication and IP whitelisting.

  15. Any chance we can get support for multiple account logins?

  16. Great stuff :) Look forward to when 2-factor auth is implemented :)

  17. awesome!!

  18. Very good,I wait for the android app long time.

  19. Awesome!
    It works perfectly on the Sony Xperia Z; and the ssh is fully compatible with juice ssh :)

  20. This is nice, thanks! It’s a nice touch that the linode library is available in the side panel.

    The delete button is a little too prominent. It’s directly below tappable status graphs, and resize for example.

    I’m sure there is a confirmation dialog, but I don’t have the courage to try :-)

  21. I guess this doesn’t work with Two-Factor Authentication or Whitelisting, as I can’t log in.

  22. What about Windows 8 and Windows phone support?

  23. So If my phone gets stolen they can delete the linodes that I have?

    Why do Accounts that have Stats only access do not see any linodes?

    It would be awesome if we could set what kind of permissions the mobile app has, for example: Stats and reboot only, without all the resize/delete node stuff. Because I really don’t want anyone accidentally pressing the big red button, and confirming the delete…

  24. +1 for making the delete button less prominent/scary.

  25. Looking forward to 2 Factor support, and ideally a passcode on the app instead of going right into the signed in account.

  26. second the 2-factor auth

    otherwise, it’s much prettier… :)

  27. My feedback

    - no 2 factor auth (how it skipping that??)
    - delete button is HUGE and right next to softkeys
    - Wish we could control the permissions the mobile account has

    Otherwise love it!!!

  28. I agree with @camper67 – the delete button is a bit to prominent in the design. I personally fret the day i accidentally mash the button and furthermore the ok action :/

  29. Great new redesign! Couple thoughts:
    - Would be nice to have an option of not showing the delete button
    - Doesn’t need an API key or 2 factor auth? Yikes.

  30. Like that possibility to control my linodes from android. Actually that is great to access all: linodes, jenkins, jira from mobile, and to work even if you are in transport etc.

  31. GREAT JOB!!!! As if I needed a reason to be happier with Linode! Thanks!

  32. Just tried out the new linode app on the iPhone.

    First thought was, “where do I enter the api code?” No api code required???

    The second was “omg look at that delete button!” As a point of reference, iPhone app deletes are usually only shown in “edit” mode or with a swipe. Check out the contacts app on the iPhone to see what I mean. You delete a contact by first entering edit mode for that contact.

    In the Linode app case, delete is always there and there is an edit mode which only edits the name. This should be where the delete button is located. Please… version 2.1?

  33. Do you plan to release mobile app for Windows Phone? Thank you.

  34. +1 for Windows (Phone) 8!!

  35. Very nice, but I think it’s better to move “Delete Linode” Button to elsewhere, since it’s not really a common action, and it’s dangerous.

    A expandable panel may be a better solution, which hides the remove button.

  36. Like the app – worried I’m going to accidentally hit delete

  37. It’s amazing !!! but I too like to move “Delete linode” button to somewhere else.
    +1 for ”liuyanghejerry’ suggestion.

  38. I like it but I can’t use it because there’s not a passcode much less 2 Factor. My password is really complex so I have to look it up each time. Other than that, this is a great app.

    Also, I like the idea (stated above) of app permissions. I’d be more comfortable going to the desktop browser to delete if needed or at least verify password on delete (it might but I didn’t try).

  39. This is a great development.

    Same here re:

    - remove delete button from home screen (hide it away in edit options – and/or enable config of availability of options from desktop dashboard)

    - enable rsa_pub key (ConnectBot allows RSA keys for instance) + force password for lish (possible to leave session open and get straight in without having to log into the server).

    - remove the “remember me” and force login every time app is opened – security shouldn’t be about convenience.

    - Introduce session timeout for app (don’t want it running in the background 24/7).

  40. Are there any plans for a Windows Phone 8 version at all? I would love to see a wp8 version of this coming out. :D

  41. App is nice and handy to have on my iPad… however it required me creating a less secure account to use it as the app doesn’t handle MFA enabled accounts. Would have been nicer if it used the API key to authenticate or offered you the ability to enter the MFA code.

  42. 2FA is coming to the mobile app: https://blog.linode.com/2014/02/03/linode-api-multiple-keys-and-two-factor/ – stay tuned!

  43. It’s sooooooooooooooo good, I was waiting the Android app for so long time!

  44. Any plans to release a windows phone app?

  45. it looks amazing. great work by linode team

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