This is community software is not an official app by the Penpot Team.
Isn’t it exciting? For a little while now, an app for tablets has been in the works, primarily for Android and iPadOS.
The app’s goal is to be identical to the desktop version I started working on in September 2022, with simple tab management, the option to work with your own Penpot instance for offline usage, and to be as cross-platform as possible, already supporting Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS.
Development so far has went mostly smooth. It is being built with React Native using Expo and their EAS tool. You are welcomed to contribute to the project and help is wanted by developer who are familiar with React Native. Just like Penpot and Penpot Desktop, Penpot App is 100% open source.
Code is available at: https://sudovanilla.org/code/Korbs/Penpot-App
So far, I’ve been testing this on a OnePlus Tab and an iPadOS simulator.
I would also like feedback and get some interesting ideas about what could be added to the app. Also, I am curious how a stylus would work with Penpot, I didn’t get one yet.
There are plans to make an early access version available on Google Play and TestFlight. This article will be updated once early access is available, so please check back later. APK and IPA files will not be given; instead, you can compile it yourself or use Expo Go.
While I have a lot of expertise with desktop tools like ElectronJS, I’m still a little rusty with React Native. If you have experience with React Native, please feel free to contribute to the project; any help would be much appreciated.
Also check out: Introducing: Penpot Desktop