For various reasons ceTwit isn’t going to be supporting oAuth. There are other windows mobile twitter clients out there that are supporting oAuth. I haven’t used windows mobile in some time and also have some personal views on how oAuth isn’t really solving the problems that twitter is purporting it as solving. It was fun writing an app that I was able to use every day but it’s time to end support for it. As of today the download links will be disabled.
Released build 1019 tonight with a couple fixes:
Get it on the download page or via the in application check for update feature.
Twitter rolled out some nice changes to the API yesterday to include all user details in each method. This broke the XML parsing that was in ceTwit though. I’m going to look into redoing this at some point but there are quick patches on the download page or in application update to handle the bug and get you up and going again.
Sorry for the trouble and thanks to those that let me know there was a problem.
Microsoft released something neat today which is kind of like a QR code but links to an online database for the information. I kind of like this better than trying to embed all of the information in the code. This allows for a more rich system of tags that link to greater information. The downside of course is you cant take a picture off of a poster in the airport and install an application without having some internet connection like you can with a QR code.
At any rate here is the first tag I made that links to the ceTwit download page. I’m going to put it on the downloads page so anyone can just take a picture of it with their phone and direct link to the download page for the applications. You can get the Tag reader software in the AppStore for iPhone or via gettag.mobi for all other supported phones.
There is additional information about Microsoft Tag here at istartedsomething.com
ceTwit has been updated with some additional error handling for empty responses back from the twitter API. I have seen a few of these doing test posts and had some users report the same and it was causing a crash. ceTwit for windows mobile professional has also been updated to better render the zoomed in view on square resolution devices such as the treo pro.
The build is available on the download page or via the in application upgrade process. [download]
I’m working on completely redoing how the avatars are loaded and stored, in the current versions all of the avatars are stored in memory which should perform better but in reality it doesn’t after some testing. I’m going to change how the avatars are loaded and some initial tests show a pretty decent speed increase as well as reducing the memory footprint by the size of all the avatars in memory. For a full 200 item timeline this will be a decrease in ram usage by at least 300k or so. Thats pretty significant on a smartphone.
The upside of this is that it also has appeared to seriously increase performance not having to double handle all the images to keep them in memory. I’m working on finishing this off in a dev test version then I’ll get a link to the dev versions on the google group for people to try out.
I’m also going to revert back to a more generic power management call for sound alerts if the device is asleep because I’ve seen some reports in my tweetscan of people having trouble with that.
@spmwinkel wrote a great review and user guide for ceTwit 2.0 that was released yesterday. Head on over to his site and checkout the extensive walk through of the configuration and features of the touch screen version.
The final release of ceTwit 2.0 has been posted at the downloads page. There have been many enhancements to 2.0 over 1.4, the biggest change is storing the timeline in a database and merging DM and replies into the timeline. You can filter down to view just DM or just Replies as well. For a complete feature rundown checkout the info page
I want to thank all the dedicated beta testers for all the bug reports and valuable feedback and suggestions during the process of the rewrite to 2.0.
The final release candidates are out for ceTwit if you find bugs please report them via the google group or drop me a note on the contact form on the site here. Barring any major issues I’ll mark these as 2.0 and start adding new features.
There was a slight change in the timeline navigation for touchscreen, you can now use right and left on the D-pad to page up and page down and holding down the right direction will bring up the context menu as it always has. You can of course use the stylus to bring up the context menu but I’m not a big fan of the stylus so try to make everything usable form the menu/D-pad as well. As always the center button will zoom in for a full view.
I’d like to get a little more organized around interacting with the ceTwit user group so I created a Google group for us to all use to discuss features, bugs and other ceTwit related items. This should allow for a little more interactive discussion that everyone interested can follow along with. Twitter is great for a suggestion of a feature but it will be nice to allow others to discuss or add thoughts along with items and expand on things a little more than 140 characters will allow.
It should also make for a nice place for users to report bugs and allow me or other users to respond with information about potential problems or to help test if its a problem across all versions or just an isolated incident. I have hopes that it will turn into a nice place for everyone to collaborate about issues/feature requests.
Oh yeah, the group is located here [ceTwit Google group]