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 (eleven years ago) link

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

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

omg

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

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

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

hahaha the hat!

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

just bought you a pint =-0

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

also lol at me being in the screenshits O_o

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

weeeeee!

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

lol @ last screenshot

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

*downloads furiously*

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

this is great stet!

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

works like a charm

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

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

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

WOW

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

pint-friendly version bought!

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

I am posting from my tooch right now!

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

prediction: stet's gonna get wasted!

well-deserved wasted imo

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

wasteder now

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

Thanks, Stet. Enjoy your pint!

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

stet<3 stet<3

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

Testing testing...

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

Awesome!

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

Thanks

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

Thanks
--Jeff

Yes

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

Nice one!

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

next pint's on me.

thanks millions!!!

(LOL @ you = too slow)

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

Pint version bought. This is v. great.

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

YAY! AND IM IN THE SCREENSHOTZ!

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

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

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

Posting from zing litr, works great, thanks!

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

Happily contributed to Stet's collection of pints.

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

Now posting ON IPHONE

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

I am posting from Zing Touch.

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

Ah of course. Going blind is me.

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

Another pint from me, raa!

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

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

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

amazing!!

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

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

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

I am rockin this now and it is awwwwesome

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

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

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

I have posted a review.

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

yeah, they're both fixed now

stet, Friday, 17 January 2020 23:40 (one year ago) link

... in the new version which is rolling out now

stet, Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:34 (one year ago) link

ROLL EM

calstars, Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:40 (one year ago) link

SPEED

Disco Cladistic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 18 January 2020 01:08 (one year ago) link

testing

breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:30 (one year ago) link

... in the new version which is rolling out now

testing again

breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:31 (one year ago) link

Thanks, stet. My appraisal:

All Twitter links do open again, yay! In most cases they don’t link through to the Twitter app itself, unlike before-before, but I’ll take it.

Poll voting works again (voted cashew!).

The search function is still fucked for me though, both in dark and light mode:

-I can’t see what I’m writing
-search results do show up, and can be sorted
-but when I click on the result of my liking it doesn’t link me through
-worst of all, I can’t leave the results page to go back or move on and do something else. The page is stuck there. All I can do is sit it out and try the app again at some later point, hoping that by then it has decided it’s time to refresh itself.

(Apparently this is a problem only I have. Will have to continue to do my searching on Safari, I guess)

breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:36 (one year ago) link

Je déteste tout, our very own French-language board, seems to be partly Zing-incompatible. Its main thread, 'Nous voilà enfin débarrassés de tous ces amateurs', apparently comes with 'some old or corrupted messages ... which Zing can't read'. Quite the indictment.

pomenitul, Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:42 (one year ago) link

As I tried to edit my earlier post (which I wrote outside the app) within the app I experienced a brand new problem:
I couldn’t scroll down/navigate in the text I had prepared to get to the bottom section that wasn’t immediately visible.
Also, it seems you have to actively clear previous texts from memory or else it overrules the reply function.

Is this just me again? (iPhone6/12.4.4)

Now I want my old Zing back...

breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:51 (one year ago) link

This is super-odd. I wonder if it’s an iOS 12 issue. Madchen has one of those, I’ll test on hers.

stet, Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:09 (one year ago) link

Yes, I see the scroll issue I think. The search is working though. Huh.

stet, Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:10 (one year ago) link

I'm too poor to be deemed worthy of iOS 13, so that may well be it.

pomenitul, Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:11 (one year ago) link

I am on iOS 13 and have the zing problem with 'Nous voilà enfin débarrassés de tous ces amateurs'

juntos pedemos (Euler), Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:55 (one year ago) link

Having the scroll issue too, I’m on iOS 13.3.

steer karma (gyac), Saturday, 18 January 2020 19:39 (one year ago) link

Yeesh, found that and fixed it. New version going live now. Sorry!

stet, Monday, 27 January 2020 01:55 (one year ago) link

some questions since I'm playing around with development tools to pick up a few things and decided to make a rudimentary ilx client as a test:

1. is the 'api' that Zing uses the only api available? it seems like the login is the ootb login page and then you get the cookies for the rest of the requests
2. the rest of the calls are just xml versions of threads/posts. is that right?
3. all auth is via cookies?

my initial idea was to recreate the backend and gui in one app but to speed things up (since I'm learning all the frontend stuff on the fly) I was going to wrap all the existing API calls in a modern rest api returning json but... hrrm

babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 02:19 (one year ago) link

I can return JSON if that’s what you prefer but yeah it’s the auth etc that will cause all the grief. What platform are you building for?

stet, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 09:59 (one year ago) link

nbd really! just curious

If that sounds about right, I’ll see how long my attention span lasts in experimenting. I was messing around in Flutter/Dart and was going to do a quick c# backend (something I have existing experience in) to get things rolling faster.

babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 13:49 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

hey is there like a bug submission type thing if we find a thread that gives a "Problem reading messages" error saying that Zing can't read old/corrupted messages? it's this one btw: Maurice Fulton...best tunes by him

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 19:55 (eleven months ago) link

You can start a thread on Mod Request, but I'll sort this one, thanks

stet, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 21:25 (eleven months ago) link

Should be sorted now.

Also, mh: now have a non-cookie-based version of the auth API, if you're still playing about

stet, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 21:27 (eleven months ago) link

my home coding is all work-related now but that’s cool news!

mh, Thursday, 11 June 2020 15:47 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

Just curious why the app prevents you from pinching / resizing images ?

calstars, Monday, 13 July 2020 20:18 (ten months ago) link

It’s not so much that it prevents it, it’s more than I don’t know how to enable it! Time to copy and paste random things from StackOverflow dot com again

stet, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 11:24 (ten months ago) link

update on my search problem:

at some point I discovered that search actually does work fine for me when I do it on the bookmarks page. the issue I described back in Dec and Jan is with searching on
one of the board pages. so basically I’m good as long as I think before I search.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 17:18 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

New version going out now with support for hidden text

and experimental styling in posts

stet, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 16:40 (eight months ago) link


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𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 21:42 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Hey, stet, poss. I missed this upthread but are you aware poll results aren’t showing? Not the end of the world as I can pull them up on Safari and I’m not sure if it’s only a problem with older threads. But I’ve noticed it a bunch when searching through various poll threads of late.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 11:27 (seven months ago) link

Have you got some examples, please? All the ones I've looked at so far are working OK for me

stet, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 11:48 (seven months ago) link

I'm thinking it may be the same issue reported earlier:

ime (13.3/iPhone8), threads that are polls do not show poll results when you select them through search

― willem, Friday, January 17, 2020 10:12 AM (eight months ago) bookmarkflaglink

Yeah, that's right. Tricky to fix, that -- I'll see if I can come up with something.

― stet, Friday, January 17, 2020 6:56 PM (eight months ago) bookmarkflaglink

willem, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 12:48 (seven months ago) link

ahhh shit yes, that remains tricky

stet, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 12:49 (seven months ago) link

i can't remember if i've said this before but trying to save an image from zing results in an instant crash.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 15:35 (seven months ago) link

x-post
Take your time it's no big deal for me

Talking about pictures, would it be possible to allow for zooming in on pictures when selecting a post?

willem, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 15:51 (seven months ago) link

^ mentioned previously, I think stet said it's just a matter of putting in the time to make this possible.

just yesterday I tried to zoom in on a fan at a baseball game eating a tremendous bag of popcorn (to no avail)

calstars, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 20:14 (seven months ago) link

I'm thinking it may be the same issue reported earlier:
_ime (13.3/iPhone8), threads that are polls do not show poll results when you select them through search

― willem, Friday, January 17, 2020 10:12 AM (eight months ago) bookmarkflaglink

Yeah, that's right. Tricky to fix, that -- I'll see if I can come up with something.

― stet, Friday, January 17, 2020 6:56 PM (eight months ago) bookmarkflaglink_


Ah, I missed this. I bet it’s this – I only noticed this when going through a bunch of old threads I searched for.

Again, this is not the end of the world so if it’s tricky to address, it’s totally live-with-able.

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 8 October 2020 13:49 (seven months ago) link

The workaround is to bookmark a post from the poll thread and then open it from the bookmark if that helps

stet, Thursday, 8 October 2020 18:00 (seven months ago) link

Yeah that works, thanks!

willem, Friday, 9 October 2020 09:13 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

stet can we get a q button to go with b, i, u in the edit window?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 23 January 2021 06:25 (three months ago) link

Cosigned

Alba, Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:35 (three months ago) link

(Who uses u?)

Alba, Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:36 (three months ago) link

It really is becoming vestigial isn’t it? (Everywhere, not just here) I think possibility of confusion with links must have done for it. Fine. Farewell, underline

stet, Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:58 (three months ago) link

Adios, muchacho

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 January 2021 13:15 (three months ago) link

namaste

Clay, Saturday, 23 January 2021 13:21 (three months ago) link

unthinkable

get down, get down, get down / why piano wenza so? (breastcrawl), Saturday, 23 January 2021 13:32 (three months ago) link

link

koogs, Saturday, 23 January 2021 14:27 (three months ago) link

Is this the thread for thread-specific technical issues? Rolling Classical 2020 can’t be loaded in Zing, saying:

There are some old or corrupted messages in this thread which zing can’t read

covidsbundlertanze op. 6 (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 24 January 2021 17:27 (three months ago) link

Should be fixed, thanks!

stet, Monday, 25 January 2021 14:28 (three months ago) link

thanks for the "𝐐" stet! used it today!

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 19:34 (three months ago) link

fuck, do we have to deprogram caek now?

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 29 January 2021 05:55 (three months ago) link

breadcrumb caek

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 30 January 2021 12:40 (three months ago) link


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