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
Update: Maemo and Symbian binaries are now also available for download!
Few months have passed since the last releases. We are starting to build a house so that project will take some of my spare time every now and then.
During the last few days I have coded TwimGo v3.0.9 which includes something new: Read it Later support, which makes it easy to store interesting links so that you can read them later for example with another device. It works like this:
Open tweet which includes interesting link
Click “Read it Later…”
Read it Later opens in browser and you can add tags if you want
There are also few other fixes and improvements in TwimGo 3.0.9:
Read it Later support – You can now easily add interesting links to your Read it Later list so you can read them on better time with your computer or tablet
Translations – There are now few translation like Turkey, Finnish, Italian and Swedish
Slightly larger profile picture in profile view – Requested in issue #46
Loading indicator is now using platform style busy indicator from Qt Quick Components
Previous version of Kasvopus used the toolbar menu which was located in the top of the screen. In the long run I felt it was rather painful to use since if you hold your phone with one hand in portrait mode it’s quite hard to press any buttons that are on top of the screen.
With this release of Kasvopus I moved the menu items from top to bottom and removed the whole top bar. Now most of the shortcuts are always visible, Home, Friends, Profile and Status. When you press “More” icon the toolbar slides upwards and reveals second line of icons. This feels much better to use compared to previous version.
The v1.2 also includes the following:
Pull down to refresh home feed
Scroll down will trigger “load more” automatically
Coded a minor update to TwimGo this weekend. Release notes for v3.0.6:
Pull down timeline to refresh
Scroll to bottom to automatically load more tweets
Reply to direct message is sent as direct message
It was pretty easy to add the auto “load more” functionality as both GridView (used in landscape mode) and ListView (portait mode) have a property atYEnd to check if user have scrolled to bottom of the timeline. I added a simple Timer that checks this property in every 0,5 seconds and starts to load more tweets if necessary.
Pull down to refresh was a bit trickier but I ended up checking the atYBeginning property of ListView/Gridview and deterimine the extra pull with the contentY property. So the code is something like this:
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: