Monday, August 3, 2009

PockeTwit v.76 Release

It has been a while, but it's finally time for a new PockeTwit update. Some new members have joined the team and have helped bring together a worthwhile release!

First of all, some bugfixes. There was an issue with the "leaked" version of CF.NET 3.7 that many custom ROMs started using. I still have no idea WHY the issue was happening, but I was at least able to circumvent it.

Also, we were installing a Today Screen plugin during the cab install, which requires writing to a portion of the registry that some carriers do not allow. I've taken that out of the install and put it into the application itself (where it can fail gracefully if necessary). So for those people out there with "locked" phones, this version will finally work.

There have also been a number of other miscellaneous crash fixes and performance improvements brought in by a new team member, @johnb2007. He jumped into the code with both feet and found a few ways to speed up rendering and improve battery usage.

@johnb2007 also contributed some new features. You can now follow anyone by entering their twitter id, rather than having to find and select one of their tweets. There is an "advanced" search dialog to help you build complex search queries. And he has added what is probably the most requested feature of all, the ability to delete one's own tweets! Be sure to let him know how much you appreciate his efforts.

@lifanxi has also joined the team to add some important features. You might have noticed he has created his own fork of the PockeTwit code that works with the popular (but currently unavailable) Chinese site, Fanfou. As a part of this effort he translated the entire UI to Chinese. We hope to take the experience he gained performing that work and find an easy way to provide internationalization for many languages within PockeTwit.

@lifanxi has also added support for proxies to the application. So if your network requires the use of one, you'll still be able to use PockeTwit :)

These guys have kept me really busy trying to keep up. We finally had to take a break and decide to release before too much was added at once. But you can expect another release with even more interesting features coming up soon.

4 comments:

Mike said...

Jake, I just came here to say that 0.76 is a DREAM. Those speed improvements make it feel like greased lightning compared to earlier versions. It is a pleasure to use!

I was also having some "Communication Error" messages upon auto updating. They are not 100% gone, but are much reduced. I've only seen one since the upgrade.

Manually updating has never been a problem.

Again, thanks for what truly has to be the best mobile device Twitter client on any device!

Mike

Sancho said...

The "Launch URL" menu not work, and the PockeTwit is halt if the url = mobypicture.com

Ver: 0.76
Device: HTC Touch Pro2

I love the PockeTwit! :) Thank you!

Best Regards,
@sanchomuzax

TexasWDWFan said...

Love the program design, but the last couple of days (including today) the program will start up then freeze during connection. Twitter.com and other Twitter clients appear to work. Thoughts? Thanks!

Luzaan said...

Jake - great to have experienced this on my phone! After the recent upgrade though, I've only had the communication error message - not seen a single tweet come in since then. (never had it in the previous version) Have a HTC touch dual. Is it only me? Would love to have my tool up again... any suggestions? Luzaan