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

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

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

+

chet san telmo (alomar lines), Saturday, 7 December 2019 15:10 (nine months ago) link

4.1 is rolling out now with all those fixes above, plus you can now sort search results and search within just one board.

(Challops: you can no longer filter just the threads on a New Answers, but that'll come back)

stet, Monday, 9 December 2019 23:48 (nine months ago) link

Very very slick update stet, the attention to detail is impressive

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 05:43 (nine months ago) link

Great job - justr a minor thing: any way to reinstate the "XX hours/days ago" time stamp beneath posts?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 09:50 (nine months ago) link

Yes, it’s going to be a setting in the next version

stet, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:09 (nine months ago) link

Omg you shlda warned me how amazing update was gonna be. Wuv wuv wuv

nathom, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 17:32 (nine months ago) link

looks so nice!!

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 11:33 (nine months ago) link

a niggle - occasionally when composing, dragging the cursor to the beginning of the post, or maybe just elsewhere in the compose window, erases all the text!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 12:17 (nine months ago) link

Wow, I’ve never seen that! Does a double tap with three fingers and pressing the undo arrow (on iOS 13) or shaking (on iOS 12) bring it back?

stet, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:06 (nine months ago) link

just tried and no. can be hard to replicate but try swiping with one finger fairly quickly pretty much anywhere in the compose window after entering some text.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:13 (nine months ago) link

Got it! It doesn’t erase the text for me but it does make the keyboard vanish. I’ll investigate

stet, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:15 (nine months ago) link

Sorry to report I’m running into some problems in the new version:
During search the screen goes blank when entering the search term. Search results show up, but won’t link through when selected. It then gets stuck on the results screen for ages, with no apparent way out, making the app temporarily unusable.

Also, embedded tweets won’t link through to the source tweet on Twitter directly in many (most?) cases, unlike before.

I’m on iOS 12, as noted upthread.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 14 December 2019 18:15 (nine months ago) link

What device are you using, breastcrawl? I'll take a look

I've also confirmed there's a bug with polls which means you can't vote for an option - fixing now

stet, Saturday, 14 December 2019 18:21 (nine months ago) link

iPhone 6

breastcrawl, Saturday, 14 December 2019 18:29 (nine months ago) link

Hey Stet in night mode the text in the search box comes up black so it’s invisible. It worked fine, just had to type carefully.

Tim, Saturday, 14 December 2019 22:28 (nine months ago) link

Not sure it’ll make it out from Apple before Christmas, but a bug fix version has been sent to them.

Fixes almost everything mentioned here - poll voting, twitter links, the search colour*, edited text vanishing, etc. (Can’t reproduce what you’re seeing breastcrawl but will keep looking!)

* this is still broke after you have just changed colour, close and reopen app to fix.

stet, Sunday, 22 December 2019 10:58 (nine months ago) link

thanks stet. fingers crossed...

breastcrawl, Sunday, 22 December 2019 13:38 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

+1 on the bug where a bunch of stuff gets erased when composing and the keyboard goes blank (grey) for a minute when doing selecting, cutting and pasting. Basically, when it comes back, I have an earlier version of the text I’d been working on. I don’t normally mention bugs but this one is pretty bad in that it prevents much in the way of editing longer posts.

I’m on 13.3 and an XS in night mode.

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 11 January 2020 15:14 (eight months ago) link

Yeah, it was terrible, sorry: the version fixing it is waiting for review with Apple now

stet, Thursday, 16 January 2020 21:42 (eight months ago) link

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

willem, Friday, 17 January 2020 09:12 (eight months ago) link

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

stet, Friday, 17 January 2020 17:56 (eight months ago) link

stet = ledge

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Friday, 17 January 2020 21:38 (eight months ago) link

Two things I’ve noticed:

* Trying to vote in a poll results in immediate crash. 100% reproducible.
* Links to other ILX thread now launch the web version in a browser, and requires login.

I use an iPhone X (13.3)

beard papa, Friday, 17 January 2020 22:07 (eight months ago) link

yeah, they're both fixed now

stet, Friday, 17 January 2020 23:40 (eight months ago) link

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

stet, Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:34 (eight months ago) link

ROLL EM

calstars, Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:40 (eight months ago) link

SPEED

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

testing

breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:30 (eight months ago) link

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

testing again

breastcrawl, Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:31 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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

stet, Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:10 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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

steer karma (gyac), Saturday, 18 January 2020 19:39 (eight months ago) link

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

stet, Monday, 27 January 2020 01:55 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three months ago) link

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

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

one month passes...

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

calstars, Monday, 13 July 2020 20:18 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (one month ago) link


  • l
  • m
  • a
  • o

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 21:42 (one month ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.