Just Say No To Tag Lines

A gratuitous plug for my latest Windows Mobile app...

, posted: 29-Jul-2008 12:31

Yep folks, today's post is yet another one brought to you by the Ministry of Self-Promotion.

This has been out for a while now, but I've recently finished tweaking it (and let's be honest, fixing embarrasing bugs) to something approaching my satisfaction, so to the esteemed Geekzone readership I present Twitula, a Twitter client for Windows Mobile Classic and Professional (that is to say, touch screen devices - I have a smartphone version in beta if you're interested in trying it).

As always, you can use the contact form on the site for feedback, requests and death threats.

PS. Also As usual, source code is available on request. Because after all, everyone needs a good laugh now and then.

PPS. Here's a pretty screen shot even:

 Twitula screen shot

(That's actually slightly out of date, since I now display people's actual names rather than screen names. But then again anyway I deliberately reduced the screen shot in size to make the text unreadable. So it probably doesn't matter all that much. I probably shouldn't have mentioned it. So carry on with whatever you were doing).

Other related posts:
Twitula update - now with hashtag and word search
Twitula update and Twitter frustrations
I'm Touched

Comment by juha, on 29-Jul-2008 13:48

Does it work on the iPhone? If not, there's no point to it.

Author's note by KevDaly, on 29-Jul-2008 14:13

Juha: unless you don't have an iPhone.
Such people exist, although I am aware that the Church of Apple probably deny all knowledge of the existence of non-iPhone users. I refer them to this excellent work of fiction for an understanding of their plight.

For me it's practice more than anything else.

Comment by tonyhughes, on 29-Jul-2008 16:00

Just had a short, unexpected
downpour... hooray for rain!
Happy solstice, everyone :D

Doesn't look unreadable to me :-P

Author's note by KevDaly, on 29-Jul-2008 16:10

Tony: Yeah you're right (I just read "Got tickets for Coldplay"). Oh well, change that to "not necessarily really obvious at first glance". I was trying to respect people's privacy without turning everything into wavy lines, or having to write "I know all you can see here is a big black square, but trust me, if you could see it it'd look really cool".

Comment by paradoxsm, on 30-Jul-2008 19:24

LOL.. love the name, Is it freeware? I would install it now if my okta touch were not stuffed. I can possibly help with some basic beta testing of a SP version too on various devices, let me know if I can help.

Author's note by KevDaly, on 30-Jul-2008 19:40

paradoxsm: Yep, it's freeware.

If you want to try the smartphone version you can get it here.
I left out the avatars/photos to save screen real estate, otherwise the most obvious differences are due to the lack of a touch screen.

In order to make things selectable, the top entry on the smartphone version is always considered to be "current", and is highlighted by giving it a sickening green hue (I believe I was under the influence of a malign alien force (yet again) when I implemented that feature).
From the menu you can select links from the current entry (if there are any) or open a form to send a message to the user.

Naturally (because like its big brother it is freeware, and code signing certificates are anything but free) it's unsigned, so be prepared for warning messages about evil unsafe code (hopefully it won't be blocked: at least mobile operators in NZ don't do that)

Comment by joedoe10, on 24-Jun-2009 08:08

I just downloaded Twitula to my xv6800, and it looks beautiful, but its got some serious glitches...for example, it cuts all my "update status" messages down to less that 100 characters! Also, it only shows the last 9 messages on the friends or public timeline, which is far too few for any serious twittering.

I had to remove it from my phone for these reasons, but if you ever update it or correct these problems let me know.

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