Put Something Out For The People

Put Something Out For The People

An interview with @deniz, developer of Hooha for Android, the first phone client out in the wild Learning Programming I got into programming when I was in school, by learning Java. After I finished university 8 years ago, the only work around was .Net enterprisy kind of stuff, so then I mainly worked in C#. I worked for a company that did voice and speech recognition and for the Queenstown government. After I moved to …

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Unraveling threads

Unraveling threads

One of the ongoing discussions on App.net is about how to implement mechanisms that help users keep track of conversations or ‘threads’. The linear timeline model doesn’t offer much to help you find, follow and participate in a conversation. Most clients offer an “in reply to” function, which lets you see if a certain post was a reaction to another one, but this only works if the reaction was posted using the Reply button. Then …

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Growing support for App.net on cross-platform services

Growing support for App.net on cross-platform services

We can’t know yet if App.net is a viable proposal in the long term, however short that may be on the Internet, but it’s reassuring to see more and more cross-platform services adding an App.net interface. In the cross-following/cross-posting section we have State, Poster.ly, buffer and Twitterfeed. Collecting and archiving is covered by CrowdPlace, Kippt and Watermark. For cross-platform automation/scripting there’s Zapier and ifttt. Tagboard is active in the search space. And then there’s Storify for storytelling and the ‘social cms’ platform Social-Igniter. And the list is growing.  

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Dalton Caldwell interview by Documentally

Dalton Caldwell interview by Documentally

Yesterday documentally published a 36 minute interview with dalton, CEO and founder of App.net, on YouTube. Topics covered are, among others, dalton’s history, platform risk, user community and newbies. And oh yes, price will drop with scale and RSS feeds by Friday!

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New client releases

New client releases

Today saw 2 client releases, at least that I’m aware of. ralf and his team released AppApp 1.5.5. The open source client for iOS now offers smoother scrolling, fully working auto-complete, updated design and further detail improvement. And they’re accepting new beta users! terhechte released Appetizer 0.3.6, a small bug fix release on top of 0.3.5, which brought multi-account usage, further auto completion, a ctrl-click menu for posts and a system wide ‘new post’ hotkey.

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The Dutch list

The Dutch list

Although Dutch people often claim they don’t like meeting their fellow countrymen while on vacation, the first thing they do when they find themselves in a strange environment, is form a club. Dutchgirl silvertje was quick on the draw when she started a list of Dutch Appers and asked the ADN community to report any posters displaying obvious Dutchness. Of course, you can also add yourself to the list.

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RecentUsers.com

RecentUsers.com

dkasper has added his site RecentUsers.com to the Directory. In his own words, a simple webpage that lists the most recent users to join app.net. It shows the bio and most recent post for each new user, as well as the following/followers number and a button so you can follow the newcomer right away. It’s interesting to see how most users join the App.net world quietly (f/f=0/0, no bio, no post), while some, the fledgling celebs …

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Appdotnet Culture

Appdotnet Culture

Appdotnet Culture is a blog about, well, App.net’s culture. It’s maintained by frankmeeuwsen, who collects and curates the most amusing, remarkable and bewildering posts on App.net itself and other sites.

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