mSeesmic // future updates…

once and a while I check the number of downloads for mSeesmic; that come directly to my server. I have noticed many PocketPC / Windows Mobile sites cache a copy (mostly an older copy) of the app on their servers for download. so my observations are limited to what is downloaded from the site directly.

anyhow, the reason I’m writing this post, was to mention I haven’t forgotten about you. I will be releasing an update soon. I just need to find some time to work on the enhancements I want to make… which will include some of the following…

  • user preference: control thumb/finger scrolling speed (mainly for VGA users)
  • user preference: blocking users
  • user preference: languages filtering
  • user preference: creative commons default
  • timeline: show YouTube video entries; but disabling playback (since most phones do not support this)
  • timeline: improved “< prev" and "next >” intelligence
  • timeline: user agent support
  • description box support (read and submit)
  • posting: make private posts
  • posting: mark “for public”
  • posting: update twitter on post
  • posting: specify creative commons options
  • better threading options; so you the user can be impatient while it does things in the background
  • new video notifications (just like your phone tells you have new voicemail)
  • download and upload percentages

…and that’s just a partial list… there’s way more on the list, including some minor bugfixes… and some language pack updates.

anyhow, don’t loose hope. I will make the updates, I promise, all in do time.

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mSeesmic // 1.0.0.14

don’t get too excited. this release is just 2 bug fixes and 1 minor new feature.

I fixed the issue where you respond to a video than when you want to create a new one; it now properly clears out the previous referring video-id. I also fixed the previous / next issue when you are browsing inside a thread. this was previously not working correctly and keeping you stuck on the first 20 videos; it’s now fixed. the last feature just highlights the video-item when you press-down on the thumbnail. I added this to help you know which video you are about to enable options for.

that was it, there are new features on their way, when I find the time and energy to implement and test them.

as usual you contact me here if you run into errors or any issues.

if you already have the application installed it will prompt you to update. if not, you can go into options and check update under the misc tab. if you haven’t installed mSeesmic yet you can start by browsing the following URL on your phone: http://m.mseesmic.net

mSeesmic is a Compact Framework 2.0 .net application for Windows Mobile. it is designed for the touch/stylus PDA phones.

I recommend you save the executable to it’s own folder, and preferably to the external memory card of you have the room. in the near future I will create a self-contained CAB installer. for now, just download and save the application to it’s own folder and location. from there it will configure itself, download and maintain any temp files inside the folder.

that is it for now. as usual please contact me for any bug you find, and if you happen to see a review of the application or review it yourself, please leave a link to your review here.

thanks and enjoy.

mSeesmic // 1.0.0.13 (previously 1.0.0.12)

I finally completed a very large and tedious coding effort for the newest feature to the application. I made a handful of minor improvements, and added the following features:

  • d-pad scrolling – you can now scroll the timeline/thread (just like you can with your fingers) using the navigation . d-pad on your phone.
  • multi-language support – this feature let’s you choose which language you want to operate the application in. however I must point out that the translations are rough first-drafts and have yet to be optimized for application UI. in time newer language packs will become available. if there’s a language you would like to see suported that is not in the list and you offering to help translate, please contact me. also if any of the exisitng language packs (aside from english) that need tweaking and you can help, please contact me.

if you already have the application installed it will prompt you to update. if not, you can go into options and check update under the misc tab. if you haven’t installed mSeesmic yet you can start by browsing the following URL on your phone: http://m.mseesmic.net

mSeesmic is a Compact Framework 2.0 .net application for Windows Mobile. it is designed for the touch/stylus PDA phones.

I recommend you save the executable to it’s own folder, and preferably to the external memory card of you have the room. in the near future I will create a self-contained CAB installer. for now, just download and save the application to it’s own folder and location. from there it will configure itself, download and maintain any temp files inside the folder.

that is it for now. as usual please contact me for any bug you find, and if you happen to see a review of the application or review it yourself, please leave a link to your review here.

thanks again and enjoy.

mSeesmic // Compact Framework

alright, I have been getting a little bit of feedback indirectly regarding mSeesmic and that it’s not running on a handful of Windows Mobile 5.0 phones.

to resolve this, you’ll need the .net compact framework 2.0 installed your phone. you can get the installer for it here. You’ll need to run this from a windows desktop/laptop with your phone connected via ActiveSync.

according to the supported operating systems this installation includes WIndows Mobile 2003 SE as well. If anyone is willing to test that, I would like to know the success of this. technically if you can get .net CF 2.0 installed it should work just fine.

mSeesmic // how-to download

for anyone who has wondered this way looking for the latest mSeesmic client, all you need to do is go here (on your phone): http://m.mSeesmic.net and you will be prompted to download the application.

a couple recommendations…

  • #1 move your download to it’s own folder before running.
  • #2 I recommend the subject folder is a place with room for temp files, like the extremal memory card.

any other questions I can answer, please comment here or use one of the methods listed in the sidebar to contact me.

thanks again for the interest!

mSeesmic // 1.0.0.11

I made a handful of changes today… I made enough of them and decided to not make everyone wait till the next release. I added a couple of features and fixed / tweaked a few things.

most of the new functionality is in regards to the “post a new video / reply to” screen… and they are:

  • multi-mode :: at times I found I wanted to create multiple posts or respond to several people in a thread (with separate videos). but I wanted to keep the title. so when multi-mode is on it won’t clear the title.
  • languages :: this was requested today by seesmic user @masa . he asked for the ability to specify which language he was posting. I wasn’t sending this information before, I am now. under the options menu when posting you can specify the language. later I will integrate the default behaviors of this function into language preferences. regardless you will always be able to override.
  • resolution :: while I was chatting with @masa he also mentioned on his HTC Diamond that the posting interface was all messed up. so I have tweaked the interface to dynamically respond better to anyone with a width of 400px or higher.

I want to specifically thank @masa for his asstistance with testing out the changes I made. I also made a few cosmetic changes to the menus and fixed one minor bug.

I plan to implement a handful of new options. multi-post was one of them, but that has been released with this subversion. anyhow here’s what I am planning to add for 1.0.0.12: user filtering, language filtering, inbox notifications, a language pack system, a help section (video and text). for the moment I am most interested in getting the language pack system working. I won’t have every language that seesmic currently supports working with the release. but the design should allow me to add and update the language packs transparently as I can get translations. if you are fluent in a language you would like to see supported please contact me.

thanks again, if you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. please keep in mind I only speak english.

if you haven’t been prompted already to get the update you can get it here on your phone, just go to: http://m.mSeesmic.net

as always I am looking for feedback and any information about bugs. screenshots and detailed error messages are always useful.

mSeesmic // how-to use

this is just a quick blog on how to use mSeesmic. I think the menus are quite obvious so I don’t have to go into detail there. let’s talk about the timeline.

the timeline

tip #1 if you glide your finger up over the text the timeline will scroll up. if you glide your finger down it will scroll down.

tip #2 double tap over the thumbnail (over the picture; not the reply number banner) and you will get prompted with a actions-panel. inside this panel you will find options (to play the video, to reply to the video, to open/show the thread and etc).

if you have additional questions please comment back here. or catch up with me on twitter.

mSeesmic // (promo) everywhere

okay this morning I had a good idea for a promo. so on my way to work I filmed a few things with my phone. unfortunately mobile phones are not known for the high quality video… especially when you drop the source into a video editing app that is handicapped like Adobe Premiere Elements. regardless I made a promo video… that doesn’t actually talk about the app at all. =D but it’s in the can… and up on seesmic… and youtube… (highly recompressed)


mSeesmic (promo) everywhere

anyhow, enjoy… and hopefully it will make it to a feature video. for now… it’s time for lunch!

mSeesmic // tutorials

I have decided to add a feature in the application at some point in the future that will let you download tutorial videos on how to use the app and it’s features.

for now i have started a thread in seesmic where I plan to put demonstration videos.I already recorded a few, you can see them below.

mSeesmic (getting startred)

if you have questions as always you can reach me here and through any of the links listed under “stalk me”.

till next time, enjoy.