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 (fourteen years ago) link

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

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

omg

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

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

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

hahaha the hat!

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

just bought you a pint =-0

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

also lol at me being in the screenshits O_o

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

weeeeee!

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

lol @ last screenshot

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

*downloads furiously*

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

this is great stet!

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

works like a charm

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

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

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

WOW

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

pint-friendly version bought!

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

I am posting from my tooch right now!

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

prediction: stet's gonna get wasted!

well-deserved wasted imo

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

wasteder now

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

Thanks, Stet. Enjoy your pint!

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

stet<3 stet<3

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

Testing testing...

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

Awesome!

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

Thanks

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

Thanks
--Jeff

Yes

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

Nice one!

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

next pint's on me.

thanks millions!!!

(LOL @ you = too slow)

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

Pint version bought. This is v. great.

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

YAY! AND IM IN THE SCREENSHOTZ!

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

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

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

Posting from zing litr, works great, thanks!

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

Happily contributed to Stet's collection of pints.

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

Now posting ON IPHONE

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

I am posting from Zing Touch.

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

Ah of course. Going blind is me.

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

Another pint from me, raa!

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

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

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

amazing!!

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

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

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

I am rockin this now and it is awwwwesome

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

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

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

I have posted a review.

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

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

mh, Thursday, 11 June 2020 15:47 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

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

calstars, Monday, 13 July 2020 20:18 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) link


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𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 21:42 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

ahhh shit yes, that remains tricky

stet, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 12:49 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

Yeah that works, thanks!

willem, Friday, 9 October 2020 09:13 (three years 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 years ago) link

Cosigned

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

(Who uses u?)

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

Adios, muchacho

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

namaste

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

unthinkable

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

link

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

Should be fixed, thanks!

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

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

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

breadcrumb caek

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

ten months pass...

Because the Zing icon looked a bit like a MAGA cap, I’ve taken to calling it Hat FM in tribute to the UK Office.

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 20 December 2021 13:00 (two years ago) link

It’s better than a MAGA hat, it’s a hipster fucker trucker hat.

Origin story: Post by Gear! (Gear!) from what to do when your roommate doesn't realize you're home and thusly is having loud sex in the living room on ILX - what to do when your roommate doesn't realize you're home and thusly is having loud sex in the living room

Madchen, Monday, 20 December 2021 19:29 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

Hi, can’t find it anywhere, but I’m having triuble with Zing— none of my bookmarks are working, tho I’m logged in and so forth. It appears to be attempting to load them but then I get the ! inside a triangle symbol. Any help appreciated!

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 16:16 (one year ago) link

I had that. Logging out of Zing and in again helped, though it still doesn’t seem to be syncing bookmarks between Zing and web as reliably as it was.

Alba, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 17:21 (one year ago) link

ah okay. tried that once to no avail but will try again. merci!

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 17:36 (one year ago) link

same thing. i even uninstalled and re-installed :/

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 17:42 (one year ago) link

Ugh, sorry! is this still happening? I'll take a look

stet, Thursday, 19 May 2022 14:56 (one year ago) link

stet, it resolved itself on its own, without any signing out or uninstalling etc. works fine now! not sure what the issue was. thank you, tho!

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Thursday, 19 May 2022 20:56 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

has zing been delisted from the apple app store? just tried to install zing ON (new) IPHONE and can’t seem to find it anymore

rick semper moranis (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 9 February 2023 18:32 (one year ago) link

Oh that’s strange, not showing for me either.

here you go, muttonchops Yaz (gyac), Thursday, 9 February 2023 19:04 (one year ago) link

same here. funnily enough I had a problem with the app some time last month and removed it. it was still in the store then or I wouldn’t be here now (perish the thought)

i saw mommy kissing twink henry kissinger (breastcrawl), Thursday, 9 February 2023 19:20 (one year ago) link

Sorry about that – I need to pay Apple yearly to stay on the store, and they had an expired credit card on file. Should be back shortly!

stet, Monday, 13 February 2023 13:24 (one year ago) link

thanks stet!

rick semper moranis (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 13 February 2023 13:43 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Not exactly urgent, but I am finding that the latest version of this app crashes when I am reading a message and tilt it to landscape. I’m on iOS 16.3.1.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 19 April 2023 21:59 (ten months ago) link

It’s been like that for years, for me.

Any chance the dark mode could be tied to the system setting? The number of phones without that feature must be pretty small now.

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 19 April 2023 22:07 (ten months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Love this app and have a feature request:
In-app toggle to lock orientation - I don't think I'll ever use landscape mode on my phone.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 17 May 2023 18:56 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

I've put it on the list, but while you wait this is pretty easy to automate with Shortcuts. Just make a new Automation that sets orientation lock on every time Zing opens (and another one that disables it when Zing closes). Ok now I type it out that sounds cumbersome, but it's pretty easy!

stet, Saturday, 29 July 2023 23:03 (six months ago) link

five months pass...

Dear stet, I thought I had asked about this but I can’t see that I did in any of the zing threads so ignore me if I’ve brought it up before and you said no.

Is there any chance of a function to hide certain thread titles from sna? If not no problem, but not sure how doable it would be

mojo dojo casas house (gyac), Thursday, 4 January 2024 20:51 (one month ago) link

I have in fact built this - but to make room for a button to do it, I then did the thing you’re supposed to not do and bundled it with another change (an in-line composer) which is turning out to be bloody tricky and is making the whole thing take ages. I’ll try and hurry up.

stet, Friday, 5 January 2024 00:05 (one month ago) link

Oh seriously don’t rush on my account, even knowing it’s a possibility is cool af. Thank you for replying!

mojo dojo casas house (gyac), Friday, 5 January 2024 00:46 (one month ago) link


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