Zing Touch: ILX now ON IPHONE (and ipod tooches too)

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After spending forever in review, the ILX iPhone app has been approved.

WHAT IT CAN DO
- Read and post to ILX (or the Sandbox or any other server running a really recent version of ConversationBoard for that matter)
- Set and delete bookmarks
- Automatically check for updated bookmarks
- See pictures in posts, resized for the screen
- Open Youtube and links in its own browser
- Quote post text
- Easy bold and italics in the post composer
- Post drafts automatically saved until you delete or post them

COMING SOON
- Polls: Right now the threads are displayed, but the options aren't there and you can't vote
- Starting a new thread

WHAT IT WON'T DO
- Work with the old-style bookmarks. If you've set them in preferences, unset them to use Zing.

WHAT IT NEEDS
OS 3.0 or better (if you've got an old iPod Touch you'll have to upgrade, but 3.0 is miles better anyway)

Zing Lite is free on the app store. There is also the buy-Stet-a-pint version, Zing Touch, which is £4.99/$7.99 and will probably get new features first. Right now they are identical, except for some wee ads in Zing Lite.

Anyway links to the App Store (they open in iTunes):
Zing Touch and Zing Lite

stet, Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:23 (ten years ago) link

Bump. It's not live in searches yet, but the links above work

stet, Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:37 (ten years ago) link

omg

Bobby Wo (max), Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:38 (ten years ago) link

um, this is great, but I'm waiting for the Motorola Razr version.

calstars, Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:39 (ten years ago) link

hahaha the hat!

someone has done something terrible OH NO (jjjusten), Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:40 (ten years ago) link

just bought you a pint =-0

囧 (dyao), Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:43 (ten years ago) link

also lol at me being in the screenshits O_o

囧 (dyao), Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:43 (ten years ago) link

weeeeee!

tehresa, Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:44 (ten years ago) link

lol @ last screenshot

Bobby Wo (max), Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:45 (ten years ago) link

*downloads furiously*

how rad bandit (gbx), Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:46 (ten years ago) link

this is great stet!

max, Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:58 (ten years ago) link

works like a charm

max, Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:59 (ten years ago) link

phew! tx! And thanks dyao! I liked yr pic pls don't sue me

stet, Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:59 (ten years ago) link

WOW

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:04 (ten years ago) link

pint-friendly version bought!

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:04 (ten years ago) link

lol being on the app store is probably the most coverage I'll ever have, thanks ;o)

囧 (dyao), Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:07 (ten years ago) link

great job y'all!!! er I don't actually have an iPhone so I can't check out the app but it looks great!!!

You must be at least 17 years old to download this application
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content or Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor

the passos of unbanned sock (Curt1s Stephens), Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:18 (ten years ago) link

I am posting from my tooch right now!

bnw, Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:22 (ten years ago) link

change ILTMI description to "I am posting from my cooch right now!"

the passos of unbanned sock (Curt1s Stephens), Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:23 (ten years ago) link

prediction: stet's gonna get wasted!

well-deserved wasted imo

tehresa, Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:46 (ten years ago) link

wasteder now

estela, Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:51 (ten years ago) link

Thanks, Stet. Enjoy your pint!

schwantz, Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:54 (ten years ago) link

stet<3 stet<3

estela, Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:56 (ten years ago) link

Testing testing...

toby, Saturday, 7 November 2009 03:11 (ten years ago) link

Awesome!

toby, Saturday, 7 November 2009 03:11 (ten years ago) link

Thanks

Jeff, Saturday, 7 November 2009 03:12 (ten years ago) link

Thanks
--Jeff

Yes

Jeff, Saturday, 7 November 2009 03:13 (ten years ago) link

Nice one!

p-dog, Saturday, 7 November 2009 03:21 (ten years ago) link

next pint's on me.

thanks millions!!!

(LOL @ you = too slow)

lxy, Saturday, 7 November 2009 03:23 (ten years ago) link

Pint version bought. This is v. great.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 7 November 2009 03:28 (ten years ago) link

YAY! AND IM IN THE SCREENSHOTZ!

cutty, Saturday, 7 November 2009 04:02 (ten years ago) link

I kind of love that max's display name in one of the screenshots got the phrase "rip dom passantino" into the App Store.

kshighway1, Saturday, 7 November 2009 04:08 (ten years ago) link

ok maybe one of the best iPhone apps so far ON IPHONE

cutty, Saturday, 7 November 2009 04:13 (ten years ago) link

Posting from zing litr, works great, thanks!

nearly one-third of a man (Z S), Saturday, 7 November 2009 04:23 (ten years ago) link

Happily contributed to Stet's collection of pints.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 7 November 2009 05:16 (ten years ago) link

oh so excited for this, will purchase you a pint soon, thx so much stet!

Clay, Saturday, 7 November 2009 06:51 (ten years ago) link

Now posting ON IPHONE

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 7 November 2009 07:16 (ten years ago) link

I am posting from Zing Touch.

exploding angel vagina (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 7 November 2009 07:31 (ten years ago) link

Im sure I am just dense but what are the diffs btwn the paid and free zinger? I need to update my tooch sw before i can even use this anyway.

i obtain much semillon (Trayce), Saturday, 7 November 2009 07:34 (ten years ago) link

There is also the buy-Stet-a-pint version, Zing Touch, which is £4.99/$7.99 and will probably get new features first. Right now they are identical, except for some wee ads in Zing Lite.

tehresa, Saturday, 7 November 2009 07:35 (ten years ago) link

Ah of course. Going blind is me.

i obtain much semillon (Trayce), Saturday, 7 November 2009 07:36 (ten years ago) link

Another pint from me, raa!

JimD, Saturday, 7 November 2009 09:27 (ten years ago) link

Oh, and I got it direct from the ON IPHONE app store.

JimD, Saturday, 7 November 2009 09:30 (ten years ago) link

Featurerequests: reordering of boards in the board list, so I can drag my favourites to the top. And those little filled-or-hollow bullet points that tell me whether there are new posts in a thread.

JimD, Saturday, 7 November 2009 09:32 (ten years ago) link

amazing!!

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 7 November 2009 09:46 (ten years ago) link

lol @ tipping thred in screenshots - says it all, really

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 7 November 2009 09:46 (ten years ago) link

I am rockin this now and it is awwwwesome

Clay, Saturday, 7 November 2009 09:51 (ten years ago) link

can someone please post screenshots here for those of us who are itms:// deficient

koogs, Saturday, 7 November 2009 10:06 (ten years ago) link

I have posted a review.

exploding angel vagina (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 7 November 2009 10:15 (ten years ago) link

Stet this is really cool and would be even better if I had an Iphone :-( great work though.

just one question ... what the hell are you drinking at £4.99 a pint????

tomofthenest, Saturday, 7 November 2009 11:42 (ten years ago) link

inconceivable!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 4 October 2018 23:59 (one year ago) link

i mostly just rely on the dots! So on mobile ILX is kinda hard to navigate at all haha.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 5 October 2018 00:41 (one year ago) link

Having SNA show up before / above bookmarks would be a massive improvement to this user’s experience

Stab my hinge, get hit (sic), Friday, 5 October 2018 00:50 (one year ago) link

Not sure why but the “help me learn Japanese” thread will not load any answers at all on iOS 12. Everything else fine apart from the occasional lockup.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 6 October 2018 13:01 (one year ago) link

Same

calstars, Saturday, 6 October 2018 13:14 (one year ago) link

my minor complaint is embedded twitter vids won’t play but I’ve found workarounds so it’s v v low priority

Clay, Saturday, 6 October 2018 18:38 (one year ago) link

haha yeah at this point i think of that not as a bug but as just a particularity, a lovable quirk

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 6 October 2018 21:16 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Why doesn’t ILX on iphone/safari warn you that other people have posted when you hit submit post?

🦆🥣 (FlopsyDuck), Friday, 4 January 2019 21:37 (ten months ago) link

I think that was put in because the OG Safari on Edge was so slow that you could get caught in xpost warnings forever on slow threads. Could probably take that out now.

stet, Saturday, 5 January 2019 01:39 (ten months ago) link

New Zing version rolling out now: adds a preference for those snippets. Sorry it took so long!

stet, Monday, 7 January 2019 14:54 (ten months ago) link

thank you

dan selzer, Monday, 7 January 2019 17:38 (ten months ago) link

So nice thanks!

marcos smart (Spottie), Monday, 7 January 2019 17:39 (ten months ago) link

:D

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 7 January 2019 18:10 (ten months ago) link

#stetrulez

calstars, Monday, 7 January 2019 19:35 (ten months ago) link

this is great

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 7 January 2019 20:33 (ten months ago) link

gooood thx stet

alomar lines, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:40 (ten months ago) link

three months pass...

no idea why, but the recently revived Prodigy thread refused to open for me on zing...

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Saturday, 13 April 2019 16:05 (seven months ago) link

Same here

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 13 April 2019 16:12 (seven months ago) link

There’s some old-ILX HTML in there somewhere that’s giving Zing pause

stet, Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:58 (seven months ago) link

Old like flint... Thanks for checking stet.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Sunday, 14 April 2019 07:39 (seven months ago) link

Bookmarking the Filmforum thread on De Subjectivisten crashes the app.

willem, Monday, 15 April 2019 11:53 (seven months ago) link

Hmm works for me!

stet, Monday, 15 April 2019 13:04 (seven months ago) link

Hmm. I'm on an iPhone SE/12.2.
Maybe removing and re-bookmarking will work..

willem, Monday, 15 April 2019 13:22 (seven months ago) link

It didn't :/

willem, Monday, 15 April 2019 14:48 (seven months ago) link

Is that the only thread you can’t bookmark?

stet, Monday, 15 April 2019 14:54 (seven months ago) link

Yes. Out of 30-40 bookmarked threads that's the only one.

willem, Monday, 15 April 2019 16:12 (seven months ago) link

btw thx for fixing that thing where the menu text was all jumbled

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:07 (seven months ago) link

Just weighing in to say I'm on iPhone 5S/12.2 and filmforum bookmarks just fine here.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:13 (seven months ago) link

New version rolling out now, mainly small changes:
- There's a dark mode toggle in the homescreen
- You can now swipe a bookmark left to set it to the latest message, and right to delete it
- You can now share a post as a link, or open it in your browser (tap a message and hit the share button)
- The single message page now follows the font size set in settings, and looks a bit less 2007.
- Zing copes better if messages have corrupt or bad HTML in them, and lets you open the thread in Safari instead of crashing.
- The keyboard's now quite dark in dark mode

stet, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:56 (seven months ago) link

Awesome! Have you looked at the rotate bug?

DJI, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:15 (seven months ago) link

Yes, but haven't fixed it — it doesn't seem to be totally my fault, the tableview is doing something I can't quite explain but I might be able to work around it.

stet, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:17 (seven months ago) link

thx, man!

DJI, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:23 (seven months ago) link

as always, many thanks. it’s a great app anyway and those additions all seem really useful.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:40 (seven months ago) link

All hail the Stet

calstars, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:35 (seven months ago) link

Excellent update.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 18 April 2019 03:19 (seven months ago) link

This is so good, first time using it and it’s great! Thanks stet!

gyac, Thursday, 18 April 2019 05:42 (seven months ago) link

you left off the “post anyway” feature when xposting, stet, which i was pleased to see tho muscle memory meant i clicked out and posted again anyway obv.

Fizzles, Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:00 (seven months ago) link

Rats, so I did, and that was the hardest bit to do

stet, Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:19 (seven months ago) link

- You can now share a post as a link, or open it in your browser (tap a message and hit the share button)
- The single message page now follows the font size set in settings, and looks a bit less 2007.


thank you for adding these features!

beard papa, Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:07 (seven months ago) link

Lovely update! Thanks stet

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Friday, 19 April 2019 10:03 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

yes, thank you stet!

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Monday, 6 May 2019 21:40 (six months ago) link

re: the recent update.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Monday, 6 May 2019 21:40 (six months ago) link

Bookmarks have disappeared from Zing for me but I still see them on the web.

DJI, Sunday, 19 May 2019 17:54 (six months ago) link

same here

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 19 May 2019 18:37 (six months ago) link

Back now. Thanks?!

DJI, Sunday, 19 May 2019 21:16 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

stet, I saw that you added a few versions back a little Zing link at the top of mobile versions. But it just goes to the main page. Is there any chance you could have the app open web links to the actual thread? This would be a great way of effectively adding a search function.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 9 June 2019 14:00 (five months ago) link

that's a really good idea, yep

stet, Monday, 10 June 2019 10:46 (five months ago) link

Where is that little Zing link again?

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 10 June 2019 17:23 (five months ago) link

It appears when Apple decides it should, which is a bit opaque

stet, Monday, 10 June 2019 18:35 (five months ago) link

Oh right. Can see it in safari but not in chrome

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 10 June 2019 18:38 (five months ago) link


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