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

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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

it's ten bucks for us, more like "buy me a jug"

lol at screenshot #4

niggaz thought M.A.S stand for mop and shit (sic), Saturday, 7 November 2009 12:02 (ten years ago) link

prediction: stet's gonna get wasted!

Oh god, he'll turn up at mine and make me drink vodka with a Blue Aftershock mixer.

Anyway, yes. This is truly a piece of aceness.

What do you want? This ain't an egg shop (grimly fiendish), Saturday, 7 November 2009 12:38 (ten years ago) link

Stellar.

J, Saturday, 7 November 2009 13:24 (ten years ago) link

it's a (I believe) 70/30 split between Apple and stet, so I think it work out to about a pint :^)

囧 (dyao), Saturday, 7 November 2009 13:33 (ten years ago) link

stet this is awesome, thanks so much man!

call all destroyer, Saturday, 7 November 2009 13:39 (ten years ago) link

Pint from me! Thank you!

ljubljana, Saturday, 7 November 2009 14:11 (ten years ago) link

Awesome stuff, thanks very much, everyone! I really appreciate it. I had no idea there were so many iphones on here.

koogs: There's some slightly out-of-date-but-mostly-right screenshots in this post

JimD: Yeah, am working on editing the boards that appear on the start page so you can cut it down to your favourites and reorder etc.

stet, Saturday, 7 November 2009 14:45 (ten years ago) link

Ace. :)

JimD, Saturday, 7 November 2009 14:52 (ten years ago) link

ok this is pretty amazing -- fantastic work!

elmo leonard (elmo argonaut), Saturday, 7 November 2009 14:55 (ten years ago) link

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

I will, happily, because just yesterday I figured out how to do screenshots on an iPhone: as you hold the home button at the bottom, press the sleep button on top. It saves a screenshot to your photoroll, which you can then email to yourself and upload to tinypic.

Give me just a sec...

nearly one-third of a man (Z S), Saturday, 7 November 2009 15:28 (ten years ago) link

Oops, I didn't see stet's post just above with the link to screenshots. Yeah, it basically looks like that. The only main difference is that pictures don't appear in the thread - you have to click on the individual posts to see them. Which is actually fine, because it makes picture heavy threads load a lot faster.

Again, great work Stet, this is going to make goofing off on ILX waaaaay easier at work now. :)

nearly one-third of a man (Z S), Saturday, 7 November 2009 15:35 (ten years ago) link

Thank you! Yeah, it's never done the images inline -- the performance would be really horrible and slow. I might look at doing an image browser like in Facebook for picture threads, though.

stet, Saturday, 7 November 2009 16:33 (ten years ago) link

Holy lol at the screenshots

Yeah~ I can flay~~~ (HI DERE), Saturday, 7 November 2009 17:22 (ten years ago) link

One thing I'd request; a white background on the app logo. It'd look so much nicer on my screen.

exploding angel vagina (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 7 November 2009 18:05 (ten years ago) link

Found this thru my app store search. iPhone is being stupid and not letting me install.

kingfish, Saturday, 7 November 2009 18:19 (ten years ago) link

An image browser would be fantastic!

schwantz, Saturday, 7 November 2009 21:51 (ten years ago) link

D/l'ed the lite version today, will grab the $8 full when I get paid next week. Gotta save money for upcoming trip to NYC next week ON IPHONE.

Bears Are Alive! (Pancakes Hackman), Sunday, 8 November 2009 01:23 (ten years ago) link

Just searched found and downloaded today. Awesome!

cough syrup in coke cans (Eric H.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 01:49 (ten years ago) link

do any of these profits go to server costs

It's-a not so bad (jeff), Sunday, 8 November 2009 02:41 (ten years ago) link

feature request: landscape keyboard! also more bb code tags

囧 (dyao), Sunday, 8 November 2009 03:14 (ten years ago) link

yep, have landscape keyboard working already, also the full set of bbcode will be in 1.1. I've got a few other fixes, but I couldn't upload them while it was in review without losing my place in the queue. App store is frustrating as hell.

stet, Sunday, 8 November 2009 03:25 (ten years ago) link

just spotted a bookmarking bug too. Will fix

stet, Sunday, 8 November 2009 03:25 (ten years ago) link

I don't think stet making this app and stet running the server have anything to do with each other, jeff. If it were any other user writing the app would you have asked the question?

Mark C, Sunday, 8 November 2009 11:18 (ten years ago) link

hey stet are u going to add admin log at some point?

call all destroyer, Sunday, 8 November 2009 14:07 (ten years ago) link

Wasn't going to -- it's not in the API, so it'd be hard. Same with search, but I'd really like to add that somehow.

Shld also add SB for czn's portable suggestin needs.

stet, Sunday, 8 November 2009 14:28 (ten years ago) link

I like the message you get when you x post

call all destroyer, Sunday, 8 November 2009 20:30 (ten years ago) link

desired feature when you can be arsed to get around to it: local timestamping for logged-in users?

zing touch me I'm (sic), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 11:47 (ten years ago) link

another request -

to stay where u were when u quit the app, instead of goin back to the list of boards

regardless - what a terrific program!!

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 11:49 (ten years ago) link

SPEED

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

testing

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

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

testing again

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

stet, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 21:25 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

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

mh, Thursday, 11 June 2020 15:47 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

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

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


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