If you have used TwimGo recently you might have noticed that direct messages (DM) section doesn’t work anymore on the app since Twitter dropped the support for xAuth protocol which TwimGo was using. Direct messages are now only available when OAuth 1.0 is used for user authentication.
This isn’t the first time Twitter is making huge breaking changes in their API: last summer they dropped the basic HTTP authentication support which forced developers either to jump to OAuth or a bit easier xAuth protocols.
I also made a bit smaller improvements and changes in this release:
I like to get things done. Sometimes there are just too many things in your “inbox” so you’ll better write them down. If you follow something like Getting Things Done (GTD) method your to-do tool should support categories or hierarchies.
I’ve written few GTD apps before like Mobile Task Manager (Java ME) and TaskFlow (Widget) and now that I received my lovely Nokia N950 I had to make an app for that too and obvious technology was Qt Quick as that also gets things done :)
So, here is the first alpha version of the to-do / GTD app called MeeToDo. It currently has minimal set of features: Lists and tasks. User can add new tasks pretty fast and can mark them done with a single tap. There is also a “purge” features which I find handy e.g. doing grocery shopping.
I tried to follow the analog user interface of the best GTD tool, paper and pen. Main view shows user a page from notebook with list of task lists. When list is selected it jumps on the right hand page. When single task is selected or added it animates a page flip and shows a task page.
I compiled it to Symbian^3, Maemo (Nokia N900) and MeeGo Harmattan (Nokia N950 and N9). Please test it out and let me know what you think of it?
Download binaries from Nokia Developer Project site, here:
Finished updating few features and fixes to TwimGo, my precious Twitter client. This new release has the following changes:
Dialogs no longer leak clicks through (and accidentally open e.g. tweet underneath)
Two new feeds:
Shows “in response to” original tweet in Tweet details view
Clicking “Load more…” link doesn’t jump to the top
Download the latest release from Forum Nokia Projects page, here. Unfortunately I had to compile the Symbian version with Qt 4.7.2 so you might need to upgrade your Qt version if you’d like to try out TwimGo.
Didn’t expect my Kasvopus app to get that much attention when I released it on last Saturday. There are already over two thousand users according to Facebook app statistics. So maybe I wasn’t alone in need of Facebook app for the Maemo and Symbian devices.
Previous version (0.9.2) was more like a alpha preview (and so is 0.9.3) to get some feedback from the users. There are now over hundred comments on the Kasvopus app page. Most of them are related to installation and authentication problems. Hopefully the Qt 4.7.2 will be included in the future firmware updates so that wouldn’t need users to install development versions of the Qt libraries.
Kasvopus uses WebView component for the authentication and it seems that N900 didn’t render the authentication pages in the same way as e.g. N8. So in this new version I changed the authentication page to use Facebook login page’s “wap” version which hopefully now shows the “Authenticate” button to all users and devices.
This new version also has the following changes:
Show notifications on startup (notifications can’t still be marked as read)
Smaller lower toolbar for the “Share status” button
“Kasvopus” title acts as a menu button to show:
Home feed icon
Friends list icon
User wall icon
Friends and events lists are really basic and they don’t even have paging yet
Events view only show your current events without further details
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: