||[Feb. 7th, 2006|11:23 pm]
LiveJournal Client Discussions
I've developed a simple PocketPC/Windows Mobile LJ client. It's developed using the .Net CF 2.0, but doesn't require any other software. It posts using the flat client/server interface, is able to post moods, tags, and grab the list of journals one can post to (in theory it works, but I need to create a test group to test this on..). Any feedback (particularly the "good idea" or "whatever!" kind) is appreciated.|
It's available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/pocketposter
I've ideas to make it able to post to other blog services, use/show pictures, grab the list of moods from the server (assuming that it's there), have a option to open the friends page, etc...
Just curious what kind of licensing you're planning on offering it under?
It's currently under the CDDL (from Sun). I would consider licenses (other than the GPL), but I felt that that one was better than just the BSD license (not to start a flame war or anything..)
Ok.. Just noticed that SourceForge didn't keep my trove categorizations.. I'm re-configuring them now.
I'm aware that the posting takes a little bit, and I'm trying to come up with a way that works well to let the user know what it's doing and that it's not dead or anything. Of course my device takes too long to show a form to use a nice animated form, but I'll figure something out.
I've just created a LJ community for it:http://community.livejournal.com/pocketposters/profile
As far as PayPal, actually, that could cause me legal issues if the software doesn't work right sometime (an exchange of money in some places implies sale or contract). So I prefer to just do it for free. :)
2006-02-10 01:18 pm (UTC)
Working fine for me on a T-Mobile branded Windows Mobile 5 HTC Universal.
One quick question - is the code Windows Mobile 2005 Smartphone safe? I'm tempted to try it out on a HTC Faraday derivative. I've got other Windows Mobile 5 devices lying around (they're one of the things I get paid to write about), so let me know if you have any specific devices in mind for tests...
Since it's written in .Net, it should be safe, and I'm not (yet) aware of any reason for it not to be. A phone test would be useful as my phone doesn't use WinCE. Non-phone PDAs should run it just fine.
Actually, after making a copy and converting it to a phone, I've found that while phone/PDA combos may run it, true phones won't as they don't have a touch screen.. If there's interest, I can probably make one just for phones.
2006-02-11 10:49 am (UTC)
on what language it was writen?
Visual studio 2005?
It was made using Visual Studio 2005 using VB.Net, but as a PocketPC 2003 application, so it should require just CF .Net 1.0 (at first I thought it required 2.0, so that's what SourceForge lists).
2006-02-11 11:16 pm (UTC)
Okay, 0.7, which I'm hoping to have out tonight, will incorporate some of that idea.