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

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I had a play with one, but it looks weird -- and ILX in Safari on the iPad is pretty top. Will have a look again when I actually get an iPad.

stet, Friday, 2 April 2010 19:14 (fourteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Quick question: if I delete Zing Touch and then download it again, will I have to pay for it again?

I ask because something went horribly wrong with it a few weeks ago, and since no one else has mentioned it, I'm assuming it's something with my phone and I need to reinstall it. All my bookmarks were deleted, and whenever I try to add a new one, the app crashes. Also, it won't let me post new messages.

biologically wrong (Z S), Friday, 30 April 2010 00:55 (fourteen years ago) link

clear your cache

I Think Ur a Viking (dyao), Friday, 30 April 2010 00:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Sounds like the cache is corrupted: open the accounts pane (gear icon on home screen) and log in again to clear them all. If that doesn't work, reinstalling definitely should. (Nothing's changed in bookmarks, or posting)

― stet, Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9:37 AM (2 months ago) Bookmark

I Think Ur a Viking (dyao), Friday, 30 April 2010 00:56 (fourteen years ago) link

I'll give it a shot right now, thanks!

biologically wrong (Z S), Friday, 30 April 2010 00:57 (fourteen years ago) link

to answer the other question, as long as you make the 'purchase' from the same account you originally bought it with, you won't be charged again

I Think Ur a Viking (dyao), Friday, 30 April 2010 00:58 (fourteen years ago) link

fixed, thanks again!

biologically wrong (Z S), Friday, 30 April 2010 01:01 (fourteen years ago) link

dyao OTM

Sean Carruthers, Friday, 30 April 2010 01:33 (fourteen years ago) link

The one problem I have with it is that 77 doesn't show up in the list of boards. (Yes, I am a member. )

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Friday, 30 April 2010 04:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Try logging in again (same procedure as above). The board list is saved to make startup quicker, so it doesn't notice new boards being added to your account very often.

stet, Friday, 30 April 2010 10:18 (fourteen years ago) link

That worked. Thanks.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Friday, 30 April 2010 13:36 (fourteen years ago) link

i just downloaded this. so much better than in safari BUT whenever i bookmark it crashes (closes and returns to iphone app page) and doesn't save the bookmark. someone might have mentioned this already but this thread tl;dr.

no more springs no more summers no more falls (sunny successor), Sunday, 2 May 2010 06:34 (fourteen years ago) link

I may be missing something obvious, but can you create topics using the app?

Jeff, Sunday, 2 May 2010 06:36 (fourteen years ago) link

sunny successor: Do you have traditional bookmarking set? The app needs to use the new-style bookmarks, and might be crashing if it doesn't find them. To check, go into Preferences (on the site itself) and make sure "Use traditional bookmarks" is *not* ticked.

Jeff: Not yet -- that and search are my next big to-dos after multitasking (which is just about done)

stet, Sunday, 2 May 2010 10:16 (fourteen years ago) link

stet, not zing related but figured this thread has your attention :) is there any easy way to incorporate spoiler support for ilx (e.g. highlight text to reveal, otherwise it's a block of black chars)

cozen, Sunday, 2 May 2010 21:25 (fourteen years ago) link

Hey that's a great idea. Will think.

stet, Monday, 3 May 2010 11:26 (fourteen years ago) link

stet i did indeed have trad bmking set. ill try it again today/. thanks!!

no more springs no more summers no more falls (sunny successor), Monday, 3 May 2010 12:51 (fourteen years ago) link

....but finish the new topics feature first. (I almost called this the "ask a question" feature. I've been on ILX way too long. ) That's the really important thing.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Monday, 3 May 2010 14:14 (fourteen years ago) link

<spoiler>this album sucks!</spoiler>

cutty, Monday, 3 May 2010 14:25 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Anyone out there running iOS 4.0 fancy being a beta tester?

stet, Monday, 14 June 2010 20:31 (fourteen years ago) link

i have a bug with mine recently where i can't post anything, it says "it is a mystery" fail message.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Monday, 14 June 2010 20:34 (fourteen years ago) link

It'll be the cache; I don't know what's causing it but I'll have a look just now.

To fix: Press the gear icon on the home page, and then press login.

stet, Monday, 14 June 2010 20:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Sorry, quick question -- is tere a search feature in this? If so, I can't find it. Other than that, love it.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 18 June 2010 19:09 (fourteen years ago) link

not yet iirc

call all destroyer, Friday, 18 June 2010 19:25 (fourteen years ago) link

<-----------can help test

gay sauna manthems (LOLK), Friday, 18 June 2010 20:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Top, thanks! Can you send me your UDID? (stet @ ilxor) Instructions here: http://www.ismashphone.com/2008/08/udid-itunes.html

stet, Saturday, 19 June 2010 01:52 (fourteen years ago) link

hey i can test too. i actually do it for a living. one feature id like to see -> the ability to pick the boards i see in site new answers.

knocking u out like rocky balboa (sunny successor), Saturday, 19 June 2010 06:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Any plans for an Android app, Stet? Way more Androids than iPhones in the UK (although admittedly these stats don't take into account the iPod Touch, or the probability that ILX users skew Apple-wards).

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Saturday, 19 June 2010 10:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Sunny: that feature's in there, sort-of: hit "edit" on the home screen and delete the boards you don't care about and it'll hide them from SNA too. (Do you just want to hide from SNA and still keep them on the list?)

Android: Ken C was talking about looking at doing one. I'm probably not: don't have one and don't know how to code for it!

stet, Saturday, 19 June 2010 12:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Interesting. Visits to ILX via mobiles in last two weeks (doesn't include Zing visits)
1. iPhone 8,162
2. iPod 2,516
3. Android 1,968
4. iPad 1,185
5. BlackBerry 1,036

stet, Saturday, 19 June 2010 12:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Way more Androids than iPhones in the UK

Have you got a link for this one? It sounds wrong to me.

JimD, Saturday, 19 June 2010 16:55 (fourteen years ago) link

some numbers here, mostly US --- http://stuff.tv/news/By-numbers-Android-vs-iPhone/14488/

1 in 5 – ratio of new smartphones sold on contract in the UK that use Android, according to GfK.

slow motion hair ruffle (onimo), Saturday, 19 June 2010 18:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, but

51 million – iPhones sold worldwide since Apple launched the device in 2007. Android has only been around since October 2008, but sales figures published in February 2010 claim almost 8.5 million Android phones had been sold up to that point.

JimD, Saturday, 19 June 2010 19:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Uh what's the point of the argument either way? Unless someone buys stet an android phone.

Jeff, Saturday, 19 June 2010 20:18 (fourteen years ago) link

I searched for "zing lite android" and thought i was in luck.

fabulous mussels (Jesse), Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Ha ha.

Jeff, Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:48 (fourteen years ago) link

one thing ive been experiencing recently -- ON IPHONE 4.0, zing will occasionally quit as soon as i've clicked on site new answers. anyone else get this?

jeff, Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:57 (fourteen years ago) link

got that yesterday but it happened like once

crüt it out (dyao), Saturday, 26 June 2010 02:58 (fourteen years ago) link

never had that. stet are you planning on a search function?

post class A nasal drip (sunny successor), Saturday, 26 June 2010 03:03 (fourteen years ago) link

I am, but not for the next version. I've got a new version almost ready to send to you and the other testers with multitasking, starting new threads and a tonne of other fixes almost ready to go, probably tomorrow.

Search is harder because it will take a load of server-side stuff as well.

stet, Saturday, 26 June 2010 12:07 (fourteen years ago) link

bring it on

post class A nasal drip (sunny successor), Sunday, 27 June 2010 01:46 (fourteen years ago) link

two months pass...

hi stet, i use zing just about everyday, thanks again for developing and releasing it.

a few quick suggestions that might be useful for the next update (if you're planning on updating, that is)

- when posting a new message, it would be nice if the trashcan icon could be moved farther away from the keypad. several times i've been feverishly typing out a message, a paragraph or two deep, and then I accidentally miss a letter and trash the whole message.
- alternatively, maybe a warning message would suffice, e.g., "are you SURE you want to delete your message?"
- a remove bookmark function would be helpful.
- probably much much more difficult to implement, but a search function would be sweeeeet

Socrates, you asshole (Z S), Monday, 20 September 2010 01:32 (thirteen years ago) link

You can remove bookmarks by swiping left.

Jeff, Monday, 20 September 2010 01:43 (thirteen years ago) link

The Close button is too close to the editing area--I hit it constantly when I'm trying to paste stuff into the start of the message. Perhaps it should be moved to the bottom toolbar? Also, when is the new version coming out?

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Monday, 20 September 2010 01:49 (thirteen years ago) link

You can remove bookmarks by swiping left.

whoa, i never knew that! thanks!

Socrates, you asshole (Z S), Monday, 20 September 2010 01:52 (thirteen years ago) link

wait where do I swipe left? nothings happening.

"ill samosa, hoos" "gibreel, big wrink" (gr8080), Monday, 20 September 2010 01:58 (thirteen years ago) link

oic on main menu, not in thread

"ill samosa, hoos" "gibreel, big wrink" (gr8080), Monday, 20 September 2010 01:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh, well, while this thread's been bumped, I've been meaning to note to stet that I get crashes nearly every time I vote in a poll or delete a bookmark. On a 3G, if that helps.

Clay, Monday, 20 September 2010 03:13 (thirteen years ago) link

how are you voting in polls

"ill samosa, hoos" "gibreel, big wrink" (gr8080), Monday, 20 September 2010 03:31 (thirteen years ago) link

the most recent version allows you too! Top of a poll is like "20 poll options", click through that, then select an option and there's a "vote" button. Then Zing crashes :(

Clay, Monday, 20 September 2010 03:52 (thirteen years ago) link

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