I got my new Red Z10 from RIM Blackberry last week.
Red Limited Edition Blackberry Z10
In the gap where I was BB10-less a number of people have emailed me and a couple have posted on the site asking for the same feature:
Can you please add a feature to share to SymPaper from within the browser
A feature I’d always wanted at release but given the tight deadline around qualifying for the Red Z10 I had to chop it.
This evening however I’ve managed to get it working! I wanted to show everyone for two reasons!
I’m super excited!
To stop the emails asking for the feature!
(if you have any other feature suggestions please do send me them though!)
Opening the browser menu
SymPaper in the browser share menu
The add article screen, currently the pages uri is used for the title as well
New article in the reading list
I’m confident this works as users would expect but I need to give it some more thorough testing to make sure nothing else is affected. Then I’ll put the update out for you guys!!
-Edit: The update is live in the Blackberry Appworld now! I also snuck in a few extra features, a new Filter by read mode feature is now there as well as short cuts to jump to the top and bottom of the reading list, as well as the usual bug fixes!
Filter selection, a new icon is added to the list page toolbar to bring this dialog up
Jump to top / bottom shortcuts are in the overflow menu of the list page
Memehub, one of our oldest and most popular apps for Windows Phone 7 has been ported to android.
The app is fully featured and brings with it all of the key features behind the Windows Phone version, as well as smart auto scaling text which ensures you can write as much as you want for a meme and still see the image.
Pick it up from the android store for free from here. Alternatively use this qr code to go straight there!
If you’re still a Windows Phone 7 user you can get it from here or use this qr code!
For Windows Phone 8 users, I am currently working on making a new version of the app MemeHub+. In the meantime, the windows phone 7 version should still work well.
RIM Blackberry recently had a developer drive where they offered a new Z10 to developers for bringing native apps to their new BB10 platform.
I submitted a port of SymPaper (which was written in Qt) to the Blackberry App world, most of the back end is the same but the UI has been re written in its entirety to use Blackberry Cascades although in a way that should be familiar to any SymPaper (Symbian) user whilst taking advantage of the unique features of a the BB10 operating system and its UI paradigms .
The app has been released into the app world and can be downloaded from the app store here. Alternatively use the QR Code below to go directly to the store page.
More information and screen shots can be found on the App page here.
I wrote this app a few months ago but have been fighting with the nokia store to get it approved. They keep denying it on the grounds of adult content dispite there being plenty of sex orientated apps and other rage comix readers in their store already.
Anyway the short and sweet news is I’m releasing it for free!! Those of you who still use their Symbian phones can get it from the app page here, or download it using the qr code below!
Rage Comics requires you to have a Symbian Anna device or above.
I currently use my Nokia 808 as my primary smartphone with my Lumia 800 as my secondary device. With the release of Belle FP2 I’ve found that I carry my Lumia around less and less with me because, whilst its the end of the line for Symbian and Belle FP2 isn’t perfect its a really nice and capable operating system.
One of the games I missed from the Lumia was a game called ‘Snake 97′ a clone of the classic Nokia snake game. I’d never written a game before so I decided this would be a relatively simple project to get started on (I was wrong!).
Recently it seems that a few people have been experiencing an error when trying to sync MetroPaper to Read It Later. The reason for this that some Read It Later clients are adding items to lists without the “title” attribute. I’ve got a fix for this currently going through Certification at the AppHub atm but heres a not so fun fix if you can’t live without your reading list for the next few days:
Paste this url into your web browser after changing the username and password fields.
The browser will give you an error about malformed XML like this:
However if you right click on the page and press “View Page Source” the data is all there and looks something like this:
<!--?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?-->
<title>documentation - How do professional software development teams deal with de</title>
If we look at the second Item we realise it’s one of these offending articles causing the sync error. If we mark it as read using the read it later webview then switch to the “read” view and delete it using the little bin icon then MetroPaper will sync correctly.
Again a fix is already under certification along with a redesigned settings section and a few new features and should be live within a week of today.