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

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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 (two months ago) link

yeah, they're both fixed now

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

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

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

ROLL EM

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

SPEED

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

testing

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

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

testing again

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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