It’s been a crazy busy 2014 and there are no signs that it will let up anytime soon. I have a tendency to line up several projects which I don’t necessarily have time for but work on anyway. So here is a quick recap of what I have brewing in the background.

BlackBerry

Over the last year or so BlackBerry has gone through a lot of much needed transformation as a company. In the process though they curtailed their developer relations considerably and are focusing their energy toward enterprise development. Regardless of the focus shift on their part I decided to continue developing native applications for the platform. I love developing in Qt/C++ and I’ll continue to publish in BlackBerry World for as long as they’ll allow me to.

LuneOS

Just as I was about to officially sunset my app for webOS I saw the official first release of LuneOS from the webos-ports team. My curiosity got the better of me and I took it for a spin and liked what I saw. So I started contributing small amounts of work to the project. Nothing major thus far but it’s been fun getting involved and learning about the internal workings.

Renamed Todo and Todo.txt Enyo

I’ve got some fixes and updates to Renamed Todo for BlackBerry 10 in progress and hope to get it out the door in time for the BlackBerry Classic release. Todo.txt Enyo got a minor update to work properly under the initial LuneOS release. Going forward however I’m doing a complete overhaul and switching to the Enyo 2 framework. At that point I’ll be able to go beyond webOS based platforms and support more platforms.

Twitter

In case you missed it I have unplugged from Twitter. The network has changed a lot over the years even though it’s core function (microblogging) has remained the same. Ads have become more central, third party clients have been pushed away, and the experience is no longer the enjoyable. Combine that with the ever growing ever louder abuse by others with little to no action on the part of Twitter led me to leave the network. It’s just not worth it. I’ll do a separate post on my social presence soon.

With a new device release on the horizon and a feature request list that continues to grow it’s time to get another update out to the world. The most notable changes are the UI adjustments to accommodate a bigger screen resolution and the new permission being requested for analytics. I have also added a few additional contact points in the about screen for those who don’t necessarily want to communicate through email. I have more updates planned and hopefully a few surprises on the way.
 
What’s New
  • Updated icon and splash screen
  • UI changes to adjust for new device screen sizes
  • Filter by due date (due:YYYY-MM-DD)
  • Support for Extended Search from the BlackBerry search app
  • New permission (Device Identifying Information) for analytics
  • Updated privacy policy for use of analytics
  • Minor bug fixes
Download from BlackBerry World.

Pending updates

August 26, 2014

I’ve been working on an update to Renamed Todo and made some good progress over this last weekend. Mostly minor stuff, a few cosmetic changes, a few UI tweaks, and a small bug fix which I’m attempting to squash now. I’m also doing some work under the hood to prepare for a much bigger update to follow.

On a related note I’ve decided to pull Todo.txt Enyo from the HP app catalog (webOS for those who may not know). I haven’t worked on it in some time and it doesn’t have the same features as Renamed Todo for BlackBerry 10. The source code it still available however on github and I’ll make packages directly available but it isn’t being activily developed. I am considering doing a new port of Renamed Todo and will consider webOS if there is still some usage of it. Stay tuned…