I cleaned up the menu items making them a little easier to use, “refresh” is now two clicks away instead of 3. I moved the support for external services into its own submenu on the context menu to get the context menu a more reasonable size.
I’m open to suggestions on the timeline display, I’d like to improve it without the programming being horribly complex so if anyone has suggestions feel free to send them to me @vkoser.
You can upgrade your device from the application via menu/settings/about then menu/check for update
or download it via the download page [download]
ceSnipURL was featured on lifehacker yesterday which is pretty exciting. It’s gotten picked up by quite a few mobile blogs as well. Kind of neat logging into your morningrss feeds and seeing your own stuff featured on one of your favorite sites. [original article]
I’m pleased to announce the 1.0 release of ceSnipURL. I created this little utility to allow me to shorten URL’s to make them more friendly for use in twitter and sms messages or mobile email, preventing links form wrapping in email helps them maintain their clickability when sending them. Using them in SMS saves you precious characters and allows more text space to describe the url your sending. You could use URL shortening services via the web but the clipboard interaction is more cumbersome than using a small utility.
As always its 100% free no strings attached. Let me know if you have suggestions or issues via the contact form.
Hit the download page to get the latest 1.0 release [download]
I’ve been working on coding up a very small app that will allow you to shrink url’s. This is nice for inserting into tweets via twitter or for sms etc.. where every character counts. You can do this via pocket IE but its a hassle copying and pasting etc…
So far it’s very simple and I plan to keep it that way. If you have a valid url on the clipboard when you launch the app it automatically fills it into the big url box and then all you have to do is click Snip URL and it will connect to the Snipurl.com site and shrink the url and place the shortened url back on the clipboard for you. Then you can return to whatever other app you were using and paste the new url into it.
Look for a release in a day or so after I get some usage time on it.
@kgranson pointed out a bug in ceTwit’s pagination buttons, if you had the screen rotated the button button for older items (Older >>) would be drawn off the screen.
I corrected this by anchoring the control to the lower right of the screen. I also adjusted the (<< Newer) button by anchoring it to the right and top of the screen. This should produce consistent results across devices regardless of screen orientation.
Get the update on the [Download Page] or use the about/upgrade link inside ceTwit from your device to download it over the air.
I made a few additions to ceTwitsp today, thats the smartphone or windows mobile standard version. The main changes are:
The addition of the zoomable tweets allows you to keep your timeline item height a bit smaller to fit more items on the screen then hit the center button on your directional pad to zoom the tweet and view the entire thing. Below are a few screenshots of the new behavior. Let me know if you have any other suggestions. If you are interested in taking an early look it should be relatively stable [download development release 1.2]
It’s a pain on a smartphone to have a textbox not default to only numeric if you are in T9 mode. If you want to accomplish this simply do the following on the standard textbox control…
using Microsoft.WindowsCE.Forms; //at the top
InputModeEditor.SetInputMode(textBox1, InputMode.Numeric); //somewhere in your code
After lots of user feedback and some important bug fixes I’m pleased to announce the release of version 1.1 for both smartphone and touchscreen windows mobile devices.
I just thought I’d mention a few ways I personally use ceTwit on my HTC Tilt during the day.
ceTwit has a growing list of features, community feedback is all it takes to add new things. Please download the appropriate version for your device and let me know if I can add or change anything to make it a better program. ceTwit is now and always will be free. I’m probably going to release the source sometime soon in case anyone is curious about whats involved in making it work. If you have any feedback please leave it via the contact form.
Anyway enough rambling here is the download link to pickup the latest version make sure you get the appropriate one for your device. DOWNLOAD NOW
I had a few requests over the past week for quicker pagination via the screen vs using the hardware directional pad. I went down the path of iPhone like scrolling and got the selected item moving pretty well but it turns out that the ListBoxEx I’m using from OpenCFNet has a bug where you cant programmatically scroll it by setting TopItem.
I had to back out that code for now and came up with a couple buttons that you can pop up on the screen for quick pagination to older items. I remapped the touch area on the screen to bring up the context menu if you touch the avatar or the left 48 pixels of the timeline if your not displaying avatars, and touching in the message area will bring up the pagination buttons.
I’m working in some code right now to hide the buttons if you don’t interact with them for 7 seconds. Otherwise they auto hide when you reach the end or start of the timeline.
The much anticipated 1.0 release of ceTwit has arrived. Thanks to everyone that has been using it. I really appreciate the feedback and feature requests.
Head over to the download page to get it while its hot!