Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Larger video and GPS icons

The icons embedded in the pictures have been made larger and clearer, so it’s made obvious what are videos and what photos are geo-tagged.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Browser compatibility, not

Image-based buttons (as are now used for Login and Logout) behave differently in different browsers, which unfortunately made those buttons not work in Internet Explorer and Opera.

A heads-up from a user and an hour of debugging solved it.

The fix has been thoroughly tested on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Opera, so we don’t expect any more problems with this.

Even so, as soon as you run into any problems, just let us know via the Feedback page.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New features

Miscellaneous:

  • Twitizer now uses OAuth, as mentioned in the previous entry.
  • In Timeline you can now select Gallery to see a grid of pictures, videos and audio, providing a better overview.
  • The ‘user’ radio button is removed. Instead, when you enter a user’s name, Twitizer will assume that you want to see only that user’s messages.
  • The API is now ready and tested. It supports uploading of long texts, pictures, videos and audio. In other words, exactly the same content that you can e-mail or upload. Information about usage will be added soon.
  • Radio buttons and check boxes on the Timeline and Users pages now automatically update the page content.

Support for Twitter’s new authentication method

Also called OAuth, an authentication method that many Web applications now use, makes signing up more secure by hindering them to see your credentials. In this case only Twitter will see them, not Twitizer.

Apart for this, Twitizer works exactly as before, and if you are already a user you only need to grant access via Login before you can send e-mails or do uploads.

We deeply apologize that we didn’t get this ready in time for Twitter’s closing down of the old method.