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

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stet, Thursday, 28 November 2019 01:45 (two weeks ago) link

SEARCH.

It's rolling out now. It's not quite perfect, but it works: find threads, find posts, from the entire archive. Works if you have multiple sites added too.

It's surprising what a difference it makes — feels like an app full of 20 years of stuff now, rather than one that's just about bookmarks.

I said almost exactly ten years ago that I wanted to add it, and then y'know, things got busy, there was stuff to do, whatever, sorry. (Also: it was really surprisingly hard)

The big thing missing is sorting, I'll get on that for 2029.

stet, Thursday, 28 November 2019 01:49 (two weeks ago) link

(Zing is ten years old? Bloody hell)

stet, Thursday, 28 November 2019 01:49 (two weeks ago) link

S E A R C H

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:02 (two weeks ago) link

You rule, stet. Thank you so much.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:12 (two weeks ago) link

stet!! you're the best.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:19 (two weeks ago) link

Whoop whoop

calstars, Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:53 (two weeks ago) link

Happy Birthday Zing!

Thanks Stet!

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:56 (two weeks ago) link

Had to raise the bar, eh? Couldn't leave well enough alone?

lukas, Thursday, 28 November 2019 03:08 (two weeks ago) link

Awesome!

DJI, Thursday, 28 November 2019 03:50 (two weeks ago) link

This is fantastic

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 28 November 2019 03:57 (two weeks ago) link

Wow thanks stet. Christmas came early for Zingers

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Thursday, 28 November 2019 05:11 (two weeks ago) link

oh yes. search! thanks stet!

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 28 November 2019 06:23 (two weeks ago) link

It's surprising what a difference it makes — feels like an app full of 20 years of stuff now, rather than one that's just about bookmarks.

Yes indeed it does. Thanks for all the hard work!!

willem, Thursday, 28 November 2019 07:44 (two weeks ago) link

wow! thank you Stet

alomar lines, Thursday, 28 November 2019 07:51 (two weeks ago) link

SEARCHHHH! Thanks Stet!

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 28 November 2019 08:42 (two weeks ago) link

wow stet, this is what’s been missing from my life! merci beaucoup.

one weird thing: in dark mode you don’t get to see what you’re typing in the search box, the results still show up tho.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 28 November 2019 11:04 (two weeks ago) link

Ah, are you on iOS 11? It works on iOS 13 but I can’t figure out how to make it work on the older phones.

stet, Thursday, 28 November 2019 11:18 (two weeks ago) link

iOS 12 here, yes

breastcrawl, Thursday, 28 November 2019 11:45 (two weeks ago) link

Had to raise the bar, eh? Couldn't leave well enough alone?

lol sry. I can send you the API specs? :)

stet, Thursday, 28 November 2019 15:04 (two weeks ago) link

So great. Thanks sir!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 November 2019 15:07 (two weeks ago) link

i think bookmarking threads is faster now too. thank u STET

alomar lines, Thursday, 28 November 2019 15:29 (two weeks ago) link

oh my god

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 28 November 2019 15:31 (two weeks ago) link

feels like a nice bit of fit and finish now too

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 28 November 2019 15:36 (two weeks ago) link

This new search feature is aces, have used it several times in the past few hours.

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:39 (two weeks ago) link

stet i love you

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 29 November 2019 00:14 (two weeks ago) link

Fucking hell. Well done, thanks a million. You could have made this a paying update. Would have gladly forked out

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 29 November 2019 09:53 (two weeks ago) link

Challops:

I don’t like how the lines have disappeared between threads in dark mode. Bring back the lines or at least alternate background colors like answers do (in both modes).

I don’t understand the HUGE type announcing the board / thread title (or the app) at the top of each screen? It doesn’t need to be so big. Also, when I hit filter threads, the field floats behind the huge type and it’s annoying.

El Tomboto, Friday, 29 November 2019 16:17 (two weeks ago) link

challops accepted. Some of this is work in progress -- filter threads will be replaced by thread search soon, and the huge type problem is an iOS 13 change that's half-finished (because I realised we have to keep iOS 12 support for the older phones).

Lines on threads is a good shout, I'll try and put those back. Confess I just got tired of slogging at Search code and felt it was good enough to get out.

stet, Friday, 29 November 2019 16:59 (two weeks ago) link

Couple more challops:

1. The orientation bug where Zing jumps back a bunch of posts if you rotate it back and forth is still there.
2. Some kind of memory leaks with YouTube and maybe Twitter. If you start a YouTube video and then click back, the video never gets shut down entirely and you continue to hear audio until you kill the app. Maybe embeds aren’t being killed correctly?

DJI, Friday, 29 November 2019 17:36 (two weeks ago) link

YESSSSSSSSSSS

stet, you are the best. Seriously.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 29 November 2019 23:31 (two weeks ago) link

cosign with DJI - also if you tap a Twitter post on e.g. the image, any linked video won't link correctly, but if you tap on the date of the post, it loads correctly and you can tap through to the video or images linked.
A small thing too - when shifting day-to-night and vice versa using standard type appearance, the big headlines stay in the colour of the old mode (i.e. they stay white, on a light background, or black on a dark background). If it was possible for Zing to switch to night mode when the phone does so, that would be awesome, but maybe break things for folks not on iOS 13.
Offered only in the spirit of wanting to help, not complaint - it's a great app!

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:37 (two weeks ago) link

As others have said, I'd have been happy to pay for this upgrade.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:44 (two weeks ago) link

this is a gift that keeps on giving

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 15:11 (one week ago) link

Challops version going to Apple, fixing:
- Lines are back between messages
- Orientation bug is fixed at last
- Twitter videos now play inside the message view(!)
- And stop playing when you leave the view

I can't fix the dark/light switch not changing the headlines without dropping iOS 12 support (as far as I can tell) and there are way too many people still not on iOS 13 yet.

stet, Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:53 (one week ago) link

(Thanks for being lovely, everyone)

stet, Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:54 (one week ago) link

Thank you stet!

DJI, Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:59 (one week ago) link

Are pics supposed to autoload? I see little picture frames that I have to click on.

Cow_Art, Thursday, 5 December 2019 01:17 (one week ago) link

twitter videos playing within zing is a very exciting development

call all destroyer, Thursday, 5 December 2019 01:31 (one week ago) link

right. won’t miss the workaround for that

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 December 2019 02:01 (one week ago) link

Yes @CowArt

DJI, Thursday, 5 December 2019 02:27 (one week ago) link

stet if you wanna make a gofundme or a Patreon I'm there

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 5 December 2019 04:55 (one week ago) link

seconded

dan selzer, Thursday, 5 December 2019 12:10 (one week ago) link

+

chet san telmo (alomar lines), Saturday, 7 December 2019 15:10 (one week 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 (six days ago) link

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

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

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

stet, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:09 (five days ago) link


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