@IBMLotusND

Just wanted to point people towards the heir to the “LotusKnows” twitter id which is a good way to stay on top of all things Lotus. The new id to follow is @IBMLotusND.

On TwitNotes, Twitter and the transition to OAuth

Thanks for all the e-mail and all the IM’s reminding me that Twitter would retire the use of basic authentication (username/password) in client applications on 30 June 2010. After that announcement it was postponed to 16 August 2010 so there’s still time… That’s how I read the frontpage of the Twitter API wiki as of today anyway.

Nathan was the first to poke me and remind of it and ever since the reminders have been tickling in. Happy to see that so many are using TwitNotes and is using it enough to actually be bothered by it not working. I’m in the process of testing an OAuth approach using Scribe and hopefully the solution will be ready soon and in good time before the deprecation… 🙂

TwitNotes 1.0.13 available – retweet and SSL support

TwitNotes 1.0.13 is now available and adds some features I myself have been missing for a long time. Most noticeable is retweet support and that  hashtags highlighted and that you can easily search for  hashtags by simply clicking it. All operations are also over SSL now. Below is a list of changes.

Changes

  • Added retweet support by dragging tweet from the list to the input field
  • Allow drag’n’drop of text to the input field to easily tweet
  • Allow drag’n’drop of text from the input field to any other site accepting text drop
  • Detection of  hashtags in tweets
  • Allow you to click a  hashtag to search for it on the “Twitter Search”-tab
  • Changed behavior when clicking an author name – now a search is performed on the “Twitter Search”-tab instead of filtering the list
  • All operations are now done using SSL

To update TwitNotes either

  • drag the widget descriptor onto your MyWidgets sidebar panel or
  • do an update installed features operation (for those who know about updates sites etc. this is by far the easiest way to upgrade)

As with previous releases I wish to thank those who kindly reminded me of this problem – nice to see people using it.

TwitNotes 1.0.12 available – finally working on Notes 8.5.1

Ever since the first beta release of Notes 8.5.1 I have been aware that TwitNotes didn’t work on this release of Notes. TwitNotes was able to display and search for tweets just fine but you were unable to submit new status updates. I have been asked numerous times to update the plugin but I just didn’t have the time.

Today I finally took the time to try and solve the problem. And what a problem. It took all of 3 minutes to solve. Another 5 minutes to upload the code to the update site. If only I had taken the timer sooner… Oh well!

So to update TwitNotes either

  • drag the widget descriptor onto your MyWidgets sidebar panel or
  • do an update installed features operation (for those who know about updates sites etc. this is by far the easiest way to upgrade)

As with previous releases I wish to thank those who kindly reminded me of this problem – nice to see people using it.