Version 0.2.7 Now Available

The latest version of Twitter In An App. is now available!

Labelled version 0.2.7, this update brings the following changes:

  • Added ‘Auto-hide Toolbar’ option to remove animate toolbar to/from view
  • Added ‘Enable Sounds’ option which will play the default tweetdeck sound on new notification
  • Added ‘Developer Tools’ button, to show Chromium (Chrome) Dev Tools [useful for me more than anyone else!]
  • Added ‘Observer Mode’ option which will make the application full-screen, and remove TweetDeck’s ‘Composer’ panel from view

v0.2.4 Erroneous Follower Notifications

Whilst trying to solve some complicated issues that might not be solvable, I recently ran across some strange behaviour in the application – that you might run into yourself.

Scrolling up and down the ‘mentions’ column you might suddenly find that you have ‘New Followers’ and that every time you do so the number might change.  This, of course,  could be a bit of a problem!

There’s a technical reason why this is happening, and it’s the way that Twitter deals with scrolling content in and out of view.

As you are scrolling down, the TweetDeck application (not Twitter In An App) removes the mentions you can’t see completely and adds what you are scrolling down for into view.  Behind the scenes Mentions, Retweets and Favourites are all controlled by a unique identifier that increases the more recent the item.  Twitter In An App is able to track these, and knows what the last one it saw was and can therefore work out which are new ones.

Follows, however, don’t work this way.

Follows just have the identity that followed you and appear where they are supposed to by ‘magic’.  There’s nothing identifiable about them to help Twitter In An App distinguish what’s new and old, despite its attempts to try!

I’m going to have to have a think about this, and how to deal with it … but a fix for this might not be as forthcoming as previous fixes!

Version 0.2.4 Now Available

The latest version of Twitter In An App. is now available!

Labelled version 0.2.4, this update brings the following changes:

  • Fixed Uploading Image can cause an unhandled exception
  • Added Re-tweets, Favorites and Followers to notification tray icon status
  • Added ‘Auto Size on Startup’ option to size window to TweetDeck content

Thanks to @mistyuk11 for the initial testing of this release!

Grab it from the download section now!

Coming soon…

Just a heads up for those keeping an eye on developments!  With the April 15th deadline looming like a runaway freight train, there’s a few plans in the pipeline to help you get a little more out of Twitter In An App.

The application as it is, is perfectly usable as a replacement for the website.  It has just enough basic bells and whistles to cover basic usage, but admittedly there’s still more to do!

On my TODO list are the following features:

  1. Implement the default notification sounds – the website actually seems to have these embedded [if you’re brave enough to look at the source code, there’s some media tags for the notification sound], but never plays them.
  2. Implement Custom CSS – a little more tricky this one, as I’d like to inject custom CSS to allow you ‘tweak’ the look and feel of the Twitter site as you see fit! [It’s proving harder than I thought it would!]
  3. Implement extended notifications – we all know the original TweetDeck popped up a notification box containing the content of the new items.  I’d like to do something similar [but not the same!]

I do have a version now which extends the tray notifications a bit more, which I will consider releasing over the next few days.  Unless someone really wants it sooner rather than later.

Got any more suggestions?  Feel free to get in touch and let me know!