Saturday, January 14, 2017

Cutting corners

Notice the rounded corners of all pictures and borders? It's to establish a more Twitter-like look, but also make the site a bit more pleasing to the eye. We hope you like it.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fun with data

It seems hardly anyone is using Twitizer anymore. Me and my imaginary doge are sad :(.

Anyway, we had to upgrade the database engine, and due to that some odd things happened with the stored data. To streamline everything for the future, we've now changed so that Unicode is used for all text.

Old posts may due to that look a bit weird, but new posts will look fine throughout. Twitizer will show the same message and comment text as Twitter.

The only exception to this is currently emojis, that show mostly "?", but we'll try to find a solution for that.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Videos and registration

Twitizer now supports video uploads again, but please don't upload anything that YouTube might consider unsuitable, as we could get banned. There's no way to indicate that a video might contain such content, so be nice, please.

Uploader 1.41 supports video uploads (soon up at Google Play).

Also, we've removed the "I've started using Twitizer" message when registering, as some found that annoying (understandably).

Monday, August 24, 2015

Twitizer Uploader 1.40

A new version has been released, that better supports later versions of Android.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.abiro.uploader

Thursday, January 15, 2015

No more videos, for the time being

YouTube recently completely banned Twitizer's account from uploading videos, due to a(nother) adult video.

This has happened almost 10 times, and it's a lot of work every time to get it going again, so this time we've decided to pause with videos altogether, until we find a sustainable solution where we can't get banned, whatever might be uploaded.

It's possible to manually age-restrict videos after upload, but for some reason there's no such default setting, nor can it be controlled when uploading a video via the API.

We've sent questions to YouTube's forum about this, and hopefully there's a way to indicate that any video submitted via Twitizer can contain adult content, even when it doesn't, to be on the safe side.

The reason it's so important that videos are uploaded to specifically YouTube is that YouTube links (and possibly Vimeo's) automatically generate a video preview in the tweet. That's something Twitter does based on the tweet text, so we have no control over that.

We'll keep you posted on the development, and we're sorry we came to this, but it's no point duct taping again, to then get banned again... ad nauseam. Even if it's not pleasant, we hope you understand our decision.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Views have been reset

While there was no bot filter, some messages got a lot of views from BaiduSpider (that is the most hectic bot in the world) and other bots and spiders. This way it all starts from scratch.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Uploader no longer drops files

A rather hard to track down bug in Twitizer Uploader has been fixed, that caused the attached file to sometimes be "forgotten" and hence not uploaded.

When the phone was rotated the app forgot the name of the file (that's Android for you), so it's now saved persistently between rotations and other state changes.

Download Twitizer Uploader 1.29 here.