Posted by Shane O'Sullivan on September 2, 2011
… pity it had to happen as a result of a liquidation sale.
WebOS looks to be on it’s last legs, and HP has announced that it’ll never make new WebOS hardware. In the meantime, the fire sale of TouchPads has done fantastic things for us WebOS developers. The image below is a graph of the Flickr Mundo HD sales for 2011.
If only HP had anything resembling courage, rather than wimping out with the revelation that “Competition is hard? What? No one told me! Run away!!”, this sales trend might have actually continued for a long time.
Ah well, I’ll enjoy it while it lasts!
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Posted by Shane O'Sullivan on November 14, 2010
If you are a
webOS developer with an interest in Flickr, you can now greatly improve your users experience by integrating your app with Flickr Mundo. (thanks to @rparvez for the idea to integrate with @neato_webos)
I’ve added the ability for other webOS apps to launch Flickr Mundo with a Flickr URL. This gives a far better experience to the user than simply loading Flickr in the browser – they’ve already purchased the app, it is built natively for webOS and can do many things that the web interface cannot.
For example, loading the link
Many different patterns of Flickr URLs are supported. However if you pass a URL that is not supported, Flickr Mundo will simply launch the browser at that URL.
var url = "http://flickr.com/upload";
As you can see, you can even upload photos to Flickr using this method. So if you have some kind of photo app, would like to be able to upload to Flickr but don’t want to have to go to all the trouble of correctly authenticating a user, you can just use Flickr Mundo to do it for you.
The version of Flickr Mundo with this included, v1.4.0, was submitted for review today, Nov 14th 2010, and should hopefully be available for download in a couple of days. Many different URL patterns are supported, but if you find one that isn’t, please let me know and I’ll look into adding it.
A future version will also include the ability to specify the file to upload – v1.4.0 asks the user to pick the file, similar to the stock Photos app on webOS.
Posted by Shane O'Sullivan on September 5, 2010
I am very happy to announce the release of Flickr Mundo, a fully featured Flickr app for Palm webOS devices. It is packed full of pretty much everything that a Flickr addict could possibly want, including:
- Photo upload and download, with multiple simultaneous supported for both.
- Read & add comments to photos and photo sets
- Add/remove favourites
- Bulk editing, e.g. choose 6 photos and add tags to them all in one go, add/remove them from a set or group, add/remove person tags…. and much more.
- A great browsing experience, jump from one user to another, open photo sets, groups and galleries. Swipe from photo to photo.
- Auto rotated wallpapers. All the functionality from my other app Flickr Addict is included in Flickr Mundo. Automatically download images in the background based on many different criteria and change the phone wallpaper on a schedule chosen by you. No more boring backgrounds!
- Context sensitive ‘Just Type’ search. Wherever you are in the app, either hit the search icon or just start typing to search Flickr. If you’re looking at a user, you can choose to just search that user. If looking at a photo group, you can search just that group.
- Group search, find a photo group.
- Location based search. Find photos near you using GPS, or search for photos close to anywhere else you name.
- Fullscreen slideshows with an optional audio playlist for playing music while watching your photos.
and much, much more, all wrapped in a highly polished UI that maximises the space of a small screen to the best effect.
A special thank you goes out to Jake and all the guys on the Palm Pre group on Flickr who did huge amounts of user testing on the beta version of the app. They spotted many obscure bugs, and made many suggestions for features and tweaks, most of which have ended up in the app. Without them Flickr Mundo wouldn’t be anywhere near as complete, functional and fun as it is.
Flickr Mundo will be submitted to the Palm App Catalog in the next 24 hours, and should be available to everyone as soon as Palm approves it!
Update: Flickr Mundo has now been submitted to the App Catalog
Posted by Shane O'Sullivan on February 18, 2010
I’ve just released a beta trial version of my newest app called “My webOS Apps”. It is a tool for developers on the webOS platform to keep track of the apps they have submitted to Palm. You can install it on your Palm Pre or Pixi by tapping the link below as soon as it becomes available in the Palm App Catalog – it’s been submitted and approved so it should show up quite soon.
My webOS Apps logs in to your account at developer.palm.com and retrieves a list of your apps, their download count and user ratings. It runs in the background and notifies you when an app has been approved or rejected. It tracks your downloads over time and shows you a graph of them. Note that these are the real download counts, not including the updates like all other sites use, which are usually highly inaccurate.
The app is currently only available in the Beta feed of the app catalog, and the trial expires on March 7th. I expect to finish the first version of the app over the coming week and will submit it for inclusion in the App Catalog.
Please give me feedback on the beta version. What would you like to see in it? What kind of data would you like tracked? What would you like to be able to do with your data?
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