BlackBerry PlayBook development

08 August 2016 App News

I’ve pulled Todo.txt Enyo for the PlayBook from BlackBerry World today and I will no longer be developing for this particular device. My biggest reason has to do with the SDK and the odd bit of hacking it took to build this particular application (the combination of Java and Adobe AIR to build HTML5 apps is a bit bonkers). With Dropbox deprecating v1 of their API I felt it was a good time to bring this particular effort to an end. The source code will continue to be available from my site for those who wish to build their own BAR files. On the brighter side of things the Palm SDK still continues to work so I’ll be continuing support for webOS. I’ll be posting more on that in the near future.

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Morgan’s summer of code

This isn’t anything to do with that Google program. I’m just putting out a quick post about what I’m up to these days.

New development.

I’ve jumped back into mobile development once more now focusing on Ubuntu Phone and Sailfish OS. I see a lot of potential in both of these platforms and some opportunity to expand my skills while having a little fun. I have a social app currently being roughed out and in development. More on that as it progresses. And on the topic of social, I’ve also been tinkering with some new social APIs that some App.net peeps have been developing. Nothing earth shattering yet but it’s been fun to try new things, expand my knowledge, and keep in touch with some awesome folks from that network.

Renamed Todo for BlackBerry 10

I received notification from Dropbox yesterday that they are deprecating v1 of their API. In about a year they’ll be shutting it off and any apps that rely on it will no longer function properly. Renamed Todo relies on that API for it’s one and only sync option. I am in the process of trying to restore my BB10 development environment to see what I can do. I’m not sure if I’ll put out an update yet or if the app needs to be fully retired. I’m aiming to get something out there though since I know there are at least a few people who use it.

Todo.txt Enyo for WebOS and PlayBook

This app (a predecessor to Renamed Todo) is also impacted by the Dropbox API change. Since this code is open source I will be publishing an update in support of the API changes. There will be an IPK to go along with it, but a BAR file for the PlayBook will depend on if I can get that development environment restored or not.

Source code

I am looking to publish more of my source code over the summer. But rather than posting to github I’d rather self-host my public code repository and evaluating different options. I’m interested in what others are using and any good or bad that has gone along with it. Please do share your suggestions and experiences!

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New GNU social instance

12 March 2016 social

I’ve been running my owner Friendica instance for a couple of months now. And so far I’ve been pretty happy with how it’s turned out thus far. There are however some quirks with how it works between the various networks. With that I decided to go ahead and run a dedicated instance for GNU social (gs.monkeystew.net) and start following my various ostatus contacts from there. I’ll continue to run Friendica and leave ostatus enabled but my interactions are going to be a little more split. I cross post frequently so feel free to follow me in both places or just one if I repeat myself too much. :-) @thrrgilag@gs.monkeystew.net

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