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

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I didn't use bookmarks until Zing, but now I use them all the time. Dark theme rules.

― schwantz, Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:03 PM (33 minutes ago) Bookmark <--- Laurel: click this and see what happens

*makes 'drinky-drinky' motion with hand* (gr8080), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 22:37 (eleven years ago) link

I'm...wondering...was there a problem with using a normal browser via the iphone or similar device? I never had a smart phone before now but this droid thing seems to do okay with ILX although it doesn't remember where I left off a long thread and return me to my exit point. But other than that, it seems v functional.

You can see the entire width of the page with Zing without having to use gestures.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 22:45 (eleven years ago) link

That's actually quite a hard one, Grady. Will have a think.

I thought it might be. Again, it's not that big a deal, just the only design flaw in an otherwise great app imo

*makes 'drinky-drinky' motion with hand* (gr8080), Thursday, 23 September 2010 00:15 (eleven years ago) link

id also like to see an option where you can choose to have images load in the main thread screen. I guess it would be slow on 3G but might be okay on wifi?

I saw him in convulsive throws I said "I'll have one of those" (sunny successor), Thursday, 23 September 2010 14:30 (eleven years ago) link

On review, my phone doesn't handle SNA, it only shows one board at a time, I think, even though my log-in preferences are for lots of boards to show up.

Will Zing work on a droid?

I've got ten bucks. SURPRISE ME. (Laurel), Thursday, 23 September 2010 14:35 (eleven years ago) link

images on the main thread screen was just unusably slow when I tried it out. It might be OK on an iPhone 4, but I'll look into it.

Laurel: No droid action, sorry. I think Ken C was looking into an Android version tho

stet, Thursday, 23 September 2010 15:30 (eleven years ago) link

zing is great –– and i'd echo sunny successor's rq for a 'photo on' option.

Bougre de crème d'emplâtre à la graisse de hérisson (remy bean), Friday, 1 October 2010 22:00 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

1.9's approved and should go live tonight! Changes:

NEW
Multitasking is enabled on supported devices, including remembering your place and faster startup. (iOS 4+)
You can now start new threads.
You can undo the button actions in compose windows, including the trashcan.

FIXES
A crash that could happen when deleting a bookmark has been fixed.
Now warn when trying to set bookmarks with old-style bookmarking set in settings.
Thread timestamps now update correctly
Better handling of a changed password.
Properly uses the serif font in the message detail view (thx Ben)
Fixes an issues where reordered boards weren't saved. (thx Ben
(Thanks also to sunny for lots of testing)

Also: I know Zing Lite's pretty neglected -- made some mistakes that mean updating it is harder than it should be -- so I've put Zing Touch on sale for $2 until I can sort it out. If you use it a lot it's probably worth it -- there's a ton of bug fixes and features in ZT.

stet, Sunday, 14 November 2010 17:43 (eleven years ago) link

You can now start new threads.

:-) And thanks for it all!

(Does that make the search function the next major thing on your plate?)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 14 November 2010 18:01 (eleven years ago) link

Yup, working on it right now!

stet, Sunday, 14 November 2010 18:05 (eleven years ago) link

You can undo the button actions in compose windows, including the trashcan.

alRIGHT! Thank you!

T-Rex's erotic imagination (Z S), Sunday, 14 November 2010 18:20 (eleven years ago) link

So psyched, thx stet!

Clay, Sunday, 14 November 2010 19:34 (eleven years ago) link

Just sprung for the full version. I'm sure I won't regret it. Apart from the Twitter app, Zing Lite was easily my most used app.

Keep up the good work!

ears are wounds, Sunday, 14 November 2010 19:57 (eleven years ago) link

Bought. Cheers.

groovypanda, Sunday, 14 November 2010 20:06 (eleven years ago) link

I find myself instinctively pulling down to refresh, ala twitter or Facebook. Can you steal that functionality?

Jeff, Saturday, 20 November 2010 18:33 (eleven years ago) link

Ha, I was thinking of the same thing the other day!

The other thing that crossed my mind -- the 'reconnect' feature is wonderful, but I notice it doesn't automatically refresh the page either. Might that be a possibility?

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 20 November 2010 18:38 (eleven years ago) link

That pull-down thing is now a public library of some sort, innit?

Friday: vuvuzela club meeting (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 20 November 2010 21:00 (eleven years ago) link

It would be pull-up for Zing, wouldn't it? Will look at that. Have also done away with the reconnecting thing in next version, have better solution.

stet, Saturday, 20 November 2010 21:21 (eleven years ago) link

Looks like there are a few open implementations: http://blog.leahculver.com/2010/07/iphone-pull-to-refresh.html

shaane, Saturday, 20 November 2010 22:12 (eleven years ago) link

Awesome, thanks.

stet, Monday, 22 November 2010 11:14 (eleven years ago) link

hey stet--upgraded to ios 4.2 this weekend and zing is now telling me i can't bookmark because i have old style bookmarking enabled (which i mostly certainly do not). any ideas?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 00:22 (eleven years ago) link

clear your cache? (logout and relogin)? reinstall? (sorry I'm not stet)

.\ /. (dayo), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 00:23 (eleven years ago) link

That flashed up for me but it went away again after a second. I agree with dayo, reinstall it.

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 00:27 (eleven years ago) link

I had some strange behavior with the update, but then I logged out and in and it went away.

schwantz, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 00:37 (eleven years ago) link

geez you guys with your common sense.

j/k, that did it, thx!

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 00:41 (eleven years ago) link

I find myself instinctively pulling down to refresh, ala twitter or Facebook. Can you steal that functionality?

Alternatively, how about shake-to-refresh a la Echofon?

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 01:18 (eleven years ago) link

ew yuck

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 01:30 (eleven years ago) link

These are the things I would love to see (but am not demanding):

- control over font size
- ability to re-add hidden borads

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 01:35 (eleven years ago) link

I'd love to adjust font sizes as well. Not a fan of shaking to do anything because I end up doing this by accident way too often.

joygoat, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 02:00 (eleven years ago) link

Ditto.

i need to organize my zines (Jesse), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 02:01 (eleven years ago) link

SNA page is where the fonts are badliest in their bigness. Not a fan of the whole tram seeing 49 reasons she thinks he's gay (although I could always just use the normal ilx site so)

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 02:07 (eleven years ago) link

Shaking sucks

shirley summistake (s1ocki), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 03:05 (eleven years ago) link

Pie in the sky feature request: instapaper support

shirley summistake (s1ocki), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 03:06 (eleven years ago) link

Wondering if you have any inclination to make an iPad-sized version of this? Probably an unnecessary pain but I would definitely download it.

macaroni rascal (polyphonic), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 03:09 (eleven years ago) link

My requests:

1. Search
2. A way to see my bookmarks even if they haven't updated.
3. (and this is way pie-in-the-sky) Server-side image resizer that would allow viewing of picture threads on iPhone.

schwantz, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 03:17 (eleven years ago) link

1. Search
2. A way to see my bookmarks even if they haven't updated.

Those would be cool.

i need to organize my zines (Jesse), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 04:12 (eleven years ago) link

2 would be great but I'm conscious of the fact that it's not meant to do everything ilx does.

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 04:19 (eleven years ago) link

Yes. My standard disclaimer that applies to all requests is "...but I love it the way it is, thanks!"

i need to organize my zines (Jesse), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 04:21 (eleven years ago) link

Ha yeah, it is a great app.

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 04:25 (eleven years ago) link

been using zing lite for a while now and finally sprang for the paid version. thanks for putting so much work into this, i used the free version all the time.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 04:27 (eleven years ago) link

^ditto. So glad I made the jump; this is easily one of my top 5 most used iPhone appz.

〈font face="papyrus"〉live, laugh, love〈/font〉 (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 04:38 (eleven years ago) link

Thanks guys!
Search: coming.
Font size: Yes, this is good idea.
Read bookmarks: Hard to do, probably not.
Picture threads: still thinking about this.
RE-add hidden boards: Quickest way is just to log in again, that restores them all.

stet, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 15:48 (eleven years ago) link

iPad version?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 17:24 (eleven years ago) link

Oh yeah, missed that one. Is it something a lot of people are interested in? Haven't felt the need yet, really.

stet, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 17:39 (eleven years ago) link

RE-add hidden boards: Quickest way is just to log in again, that restores them all.

― stet, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 02:48 (5 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

You just reminded me of the other change I would like to see.

Also, with the screen space required for fingers some of this stuff is probably ridiculous. I imagine you could only get the text size down so far before the elements are too small to select.

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 21:17 (eleven years ago) link

can you add support for 3D printers?

caek, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 21:24 (eleven years ago) link

kinect support too btw

markers, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 21:26 (eleven years ago) link

ya look I paid hundreds of cents for this thing and I expect the cape to be holographic tvm

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 21:36 (eleven years ago) link

can I get a pony with the next version

.\ /. (dayo), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 00:49 (eleven years ago) link

shoots lasers to destroy my enemies or I'm OUT

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 00:55 (eleven years ago) link


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