It has been several months since the previous TwimGo update. Now as I was having a summer vacation I had more spare time on my hands to work on this update. Latest news about Jolla also might have increased the motivation for Qt development as we may see next chapter in MeeGo book after all :)
With this TwimGo upate I streamlined the UI so that toolbar now stays in the bottom of the screen also in tweet details and profile views. Toolbar contains the common actions that was previously available as separate buttons.
I got frustrated with the previous Read It Later support because it displayed the web page that wasn’t really required step. Now I switched to use official Pocket (old Read It Later) REST API so that it adds the link to your account instantly. Pocket credentials can be entered in Settings screen.
Tweet details view showing preview image for Instagram photos. Also showing new toolbar with common actions.
Some of people that I follow tend to post photos from Instagram and I got tired of jumping to Instagram page to see the photo so I added a preview functionality also for Instagram photos in addition to existing TwitPic and yFrog links.
Full release notes for v3.2 listed here:
IMPROVEMENT: Added proper Pocket (Read It Later) support which adds link to your Pocket reading list instantly without clunky web page phase
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the Remote Compiler to work in Qt Creator so I haven’t yet been able to compile versions for Symbian. I’m not able to authenticate via Qt Creator so that Remote Compiler would get active. This might be because of the recent changes in Nokia Developer site switching to single Nokia account for all of their services (which is nice). Hopefully that is sorted soon so I can build Symbian Belle binaries.сондажи за водаsondajiсондажи
Ever since I started using my Nokia N900 I missed a good Facebook app as the Facebook’s mobile or touch sites didn’t have the same experience that I was having with official Facebook app on my iPod Touch. Now that I also use N8 I’m still missing the same app for the Symbian even the Ovi by Nokia app is quite good on that.
So this is what it turned out to be. Please note that this is really early stage of the app and only has limited set of features:
Browse your recent news feed
Like or comment users statuses
Open shared links in phone browser
Application works on Nokia N900 and N8, E7 etc. but it does require Qt 4.7.2 though. Download app from the application page that I created today: kasvopus.com
Here is a small demo of the application running on the Nokia N900:
NewsFlow 1.1 Beta running on Nokia N900 and N8
NewsFlow app showing unread items on Nokia N8
With this release I changed the color theme from light to dark as it was requested on some of the previous blog post comments. It made a big difference and the UI looks really nice. It should look excellent especially on your devices with ClearBlack displays such as E7 which Nokia started shipping today :)
I only added few features to this version:
Ability to tag items
Gesture support: Swipe to left / right to switch item
Improved “Load more…” functionality
Fixed “Open in browser” feature
You can download this release from Forum Nokia Projects site, here.
Since Nokia’s Qt SDK 1.1 Technology Preview release I’ve found myself launching the Qt Creator pretty often on my Mac. The whole IDE along with plain QML Viewer are really stable so that I can be very productive on writing Qt Quick based apps.
During the last week I focused on adding bunch of new features to my Twitter client app, TwimGo. This new version includes the following changes:
Auto-refresh (5 minutes)
Indicator if new tweets were found on auto-refresh for home or mentions timelines
Fixed the bug of retweeting incorrect tweet
New mentions icon
Slightly colored tweets for own tweets (red) and mentions (green)
Small improvements to error handling: Twitter API errors are shown
N900: Minimize app by tapping top left corner
You can download the TwimGo 2.6 binaries from here. It runs on Nokia N900 and N8. It should also run on other Symbian^3 phones too which have Qt 4.7 installed. If you have installed great Nokia Bubbles app from Nokia Beta Labs recently then you’ll have Qt 4.7 already on your phone. I’ll try to publish this through Ovi Store soon.
Leave a comment if you have trouble with the release, find any bugs or have some ideas for improvements or new features! Happy Tweeting! Follow me for new releases: @tlaukkanen.
It’s a bit odd that app can’t be found when searching with “TwimGo”. Ovi Store search engine might only be using app’s meta-data keywords for search index and I didn’t list “TwimGo” as one of the keywords. On the other hand I did use “Twitter” and “Social” as keywords but TwimGo is still not listed when you search with “twitter social”.