0.9.14 of Tweed is now available in the App Catalog.
- timeout didn’t actually timeout
- re-launch app created new card
- loading spinner/scrim no longer full screen — allows for user interaction/cancel if Twitter is slow
- option to disable links in tweet list (still available from tweet popup)
- ability to re-tweet own tweets
- Nearby timeline (can search within nearby, configure Nearby radius)
- Photo View
- Support for French (for Canadian users)
- preference to open multiple cards per account
- if tweet contains photo link, icon indicator will be present
- can view photos within Tweed, no need for external browser load
- twitpic.com, tweetphoto.com (and pic.gd), yFrog.com and twitgoo.com supported
If enabled, you can tap Open from App Menu to open another card for an account. (This allows multiple timelines to be simultaneously open, similar to TweetDeck)
Our “Palm webOS Night @ Pivotal Labs” was well attended two weeks ago. Mitch Allen, of Palm introduced talks by Palm’s Jesse Donaldson & yours truly. Jesse walked through an overview of how to write a Mojo (the name for Palm’s framework) application and I shared our experiences, including how test-driven development can work on the platform. After working with Palm’s new operating system for several months it was great finally to be able to share our experiences, talk up agile practices, and answer questions.
But don’t take my word for it – go see and/or listen for yourself, or just go read Jesse’s slides or my slides.
The following week the San Francisco webOS Meetup was at Palm headquarters on July 28th. The organizers asked we give the same talks. We had a larger crowd but had similar questions about platform direction and experiences. While this event at Palm wasn’t recorded, the content was largely the same and it was just as great to hear enthusiasm in the community.
This excitement carries over to this Saturday. August 8th is PreDevCamp, a worldwide, self-organizing event where developers will be hacking together to teach & learn how to write applications for webOS.
I’ll be at the San Francisco event, which is going to be at Palm in Sunnyvale (not exactly SF), talkin’ agile, helping out and of course, hacking a bit. If you’re in the Bay Area, come say, “Hi.” If you’re not, then register for your local PreDevCamp and go code up some apps.
Today’s the big day: the Palm® Pre™ has launched.
We’ve been happy to be partner with Palm and we’ve been working very hard towards this day.
We are happy to have several applications in the App Catalog:
When the Mojo™ SDK is publicly available, we will be releasing various open-source tools to aid development:
- Jasmine: BDD testing framework
- Pockets: various libraries and utilities for Palm webOS development
Ian McFarland and I did an interview with John Cox of Network World for his recent article on Palm’s webOS.
You can read the article at:
Ian McFarland and I spoke to Priya Ganapati of Wired this morning about the Palm Pre, webOS and Mojo Application Framework. It was a follow-on interview to Mitch Allen’s Webcast this morning. (Check http://developer.palm.com for the webcast; it will be posted soon.)
Check out the Wired blog post at:
Palm shook up the mobile world at CES 2009 when they announced the Palm® Prē™ and webOS™. And while webOS™ defines new possibilities for the mobile experience, it is the possibilities for the developer that sold us and led us to pursue a partnership with Palm.
You can create a great application with many platforms, but it can be far from easy for the developer; at times I swear I hear circus music as I jump through an endless array of hoops, in an effort to build my application.
The Mojo Application Framework is built for the developer, just as a BMW is built for the driver. (Not that the passengers get a bad deal either.) Most mobile platforms frustrate me as they seem like the state of the art in desktop development circa the 1990′s. With Mojo, the development experience is more like using Rails or Django and less like using C++.
Pivotal plans to bring our practices to developing with the Mojo framework, such as Continuous Integration, and Test/Behavior Driven Development. Expect to see a variety of open source tools from us to support these efforts.
Gizmodo’s Brian Lam recently wrote, “Palm dropped their new smartphone and their new operating system on us, and it is maybe the most interesting phone I have seen this decade.” Though the Palm Pre definitely evokes intense gadget lust, webOS and the Mojo Application Framework combine as one of the most interesting development platforms that I have seen in some time.