The fastest Symbian developer on the planet and my WordPress Client

So I’ve been working with my symbian developer toward getting the WordPress client operational, yes?

We’ve had a bit of a set back in the context of data quality and interacting with the WordPress XMLRPC system. The developer and I are in dialogue. He’s doing his best, I think.

Meantime, I was chatting with Jay Fenton.

Jay is one half of the uber, uber, uber programming geniuses who power Howler Technologies (Makes of ROK Talk). (The other half, Dan Lane, is no less a genius. I’m still impressed that he’s actually got an RFID chip in his arm that will open his house door.)

The other day he enquired about the development and how it was going.

“Shouldn’t be that difficult to use XMLRPC to connect with a Symbian client,” he commented, “In fact, let me just…”

I didn’t hear from him over IM for an hour or so.

60 minutes went by.

Then I got an IM, “Done it.”

He sent me through some files to put on to my E90.

Seconds later I was blogging from it. Here’s the post I wrote.

Here’s an E90 screenshot:

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And some more…

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I was agog.

“WOW,” I told him by IM. Lots of ‘You’re fooking wicked!’ etc.

His response?

Thank you dear chap. It’s just the way i flip ’em (the bits, that is)

A seriously gifted chap, Jay.

I can now blog from my Nokia handset!

26 Responses to The fastest Symbian developer on the planet and my WordPress Client

  1. James Whatley March 14, 2008 at 2:10 am #

    I LOVE the guys at Howler Tech. Amazing brains and bloody nice chaps to boot.

    Good work.

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  2. PhoneBoy March 14, 2008 at 4:20 am #

    Righteous! So when do us alpha geeks get to play with it? 🙂

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  3. Adam Dempsey March 14, 2008 at 8:53 am #

    Looking forward to seeing it!

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  4. Jay Fenton March 14, 2008 at 10:04 am #

    Coming soon guys, will have it in your grubby little mitts at the weekend! (just needs packaging up and signing)

  5. HeavyLight March 14, 2008 at 2:16 pm #

    I love it when individuals are *that* bloody smart!
    Very well done, Jay.
    And kudos to Ewan for stumping up the money to get the app written.

    And if you happen to find a free moment over the weekend (after ending poverty, healing the sick and saving the world etc, natch), could you figure out how to get my E65 to recognise a default access point group so it doesn’t feel the need to continually ask when there’s only one available?
    TIA
    🙂

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  6. AC March 14, 2008 at 9:44 pm #

    Hoping this will work with WordPress.com as well. I’m currently testing the Vox mobile client for S60, which is pretty slick…

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  7. Jay Fenton March 14, 2008 at 11:14 pm #

    It’ll work just fine with wordpress.com, and in fact any blog engine that supports the metaWeblog and MovableType APIs 🙂

  8. Jay Fenton March 15, 2008 at 12:20 pm #

    HeavyLight: I don’t know why Access Point Groups were removed from recent phones, very strange move by the powers that be. Is it specific apps that you’re having the problem with?

    Programatically, any native app. (not sure about J2Me) can choose an AP for itself without asking the user beforehand (with a fair amount of intelligence built-in to the decision, provided by the Symbian OS)… the default way of doing things, unfortunately, is to just pop up the dialog box.

  9. michael mallon March 15, 2008 at 10:48 pm #

    Absolutely can’t wait for this!

    My e90 should be here sometime next week, and I’d love to be able to use this.

    cheers!

  10. Jay Fenton March 16, 2008 at 11:31 pm #

    Got a blog? Got a Symbian 3rd edition phone? As promised – http://scribe.na.nu/ (mobile friendly)

  11. Skyre March 17, 2008 at 5:02 am #

    Thanks for the link!

    I hope this works out well enough for me, my blog, and my E61i.

    Skyre’s last blog post..Less Hardware, More Software

  12. Andreas Ebbert-Karroum March 31, 2008 at 2:29 pm #

    Hi,

    I tried it out and it works mostly fine 🙂 The user interface can be improved quite a lot, for example I don’t see in which mode I am when editing the text (word completion, uppercase, lowercase, …). Also the blog entry is posted fine, but wordpress doesn’t show it in the main blog, but I can open it from the admin page and comment on it fine. See here:
    http://blogs.karroum.de/andreas/2008/03/31/bloggen-vom-handy-mit-scribe/

  13. Andreas Ebbert-Karroum March 31, 2008 at 2:34 pm #

    It turned out that the post itself was fine, but it’s timestamp was 4 hours in the future. Any idea how I can correct that?

  14. Tschöppy September 21, 2008 at 1:45 pm #

    It could be an option to spread this app? I'd love to give it a try (I have an E61i and looking for a symbian solution for blogging).

  15. Tschöppy September 21, 2008 at 2:45 pm #

    It could be an option to spread this app? I'd love to give it a try (I have an E61i and looking for a symbian solution for blogging).

  16. Tschöppy September 21, 2008 at 7:45 pm #

    It could be an option to spread this app? I'd love to give it a try (I have an E61i and looking for a symbian solution for blogging).

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