- June 2013
I’m a little bit sad today. Twitter has today turned off v1.0 of their API. As a result of this my mobile twitter client, Hahlo, has also ceased to work just short of its 6th anniversary. Six years is a long time in the web world, I know a lot of things now that I wish I’d known back then – sure would have made many things a lot easier.
- September 2010
Spent last weekend reworking all the OAuth code in Hahlo in an attempt to solve the weird redirect bug that people were experiencing in Google Chrome and… it worked! I’ve just pushed the update live so hopefully all you people who were having trouble trying to use Hahlo in Chrome should now be able to [...]
- June 2010
I’ve noticed a few ‘rogue’ tweets in the last day or two saying things “when Hahlo stops working” etc. Lets clear this up, right now. Hahlo 4.2 (the current, latest, and only supported version) will NOT stop working after Twitter turns off ‘basic authentication’ at the end of June.
However, Hahlo 3.x (which I’ve kept available [...]
- May 2010
Not that it iPad friendly wasn’t before, in fact Hahlo ran perfectly fine on the iPad, but with that extra screen space available it would be silly to not make use of it, wouldn’t it? All up it isn’t a massive update, but some good bits and pieces have been thrown in.
iPad specific changes
- December 2009
I figured now was as good a time as any to push out the 4.1 update, even if I didn’t manage to get everything into it that I had originally hoped. The end of the year snuck up on me – I should have been paying more attention to that. I’ll add in the ‘missing’ [...]
- November 2009
Slipped my mind yesterday, was thinking about other things, but yesterday it was one year since the MediaTemple guys jumped in to help me out and help keep Hahlo alive and kicking after the ‘other’ host cut me off.
MT were really helpful in getting things setup and moved across and since then its been pretty [...]
Just like Hahlo 4.1 he’s not quite finished, but I thought I’d show him off anyway. I’ve managed to go two and half years without creating a bird mascot/icon for Hahlo, and I had one planned for the release of v4, but just couldn’t get it to a point where I was happy with it. [...]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you should now be aware that Twitter has introduced lists, and most people seem to have access to them now. But, I hear you ask, when are they going to be available in Hahlo. Well, in 4.1 they will be, but there are a few other things that [...]
- October 2009
It would be totally awesome if you could all nominate Hahlo in one (or both) of these two categories for Mashable’s 2009 Open Web Awards.
Best Twitter app
Best mobile based twitter app
Just prior to Hahlo4 launching Twitter announced that they would be adding a new ReTweet API, as well as the ability to geo tag tweets. And this week they’ve announced that they’ll be adding “lists”, a concept which other twitter apps have implemented, usually calling the feature ‘groups’. I had started adding something similar to [...]
- September 2009
Something I’ll admit didn’t even cross my mind until it was brought up by a beta tester about a month ago is that those who had been using Hahlo because twitter.com was blocked for one reason or another, now can’t really use Hahlo4 because it uses OAuth. And OAuth requires you to login at twitter.com, [...]
Probably one of the most important parts of Hahlo is the menu, without it you can’t get to many of the great features. For Hahlo4 the menu has changed a little from that in the previous version, but I’ve tried to keep the concept behind it the same. I had a great comment from Dan [...]
- August 2009
Not long to go now until Hahlo4 goes live, mostly thanks to a super productive August. In the past month I’ve managed to get a mountain of work done towards ‘completing’ 4.0. Some stats:
3 weeks leave. (inc. 1 week spent bed ridden with vertigo)
Approx 300 code changes. (see graph below)
10 tickets closed… doesn’t accurately [...]
On Wednesday night I wrote down a list of 5 key things that I wanted to add/fix/change before launch. They were:
“Fix” the friend/follower lists – allow you to follow/unfollow directly from the list, and to block a user if desired.
Blocking users – I’ve had the code written for weeks, it just wasn’t hooked up to [...]
Since push notifications became available to app developers there have been a few options crop up to push twitter notifications to your iPhone. A couple of the native apps added it directly to their offerings, but as a webapp Hahlo doesn’t really have this option available, that’s where something like Boxcar comes in.
I was contacted [...]
So even though I’ve been sick and lost almost an entire week which I had intended to dedicate to getting Hahlo4 ‘finished’ I’m still going to forge ahead towards the launch date. The date you ask, well you might have already worked it out from the post title, but it will be September 9th.
Why September [...]
If you’ve ever wondered why auto-refresh in Hahlo4 doesn’t seem to work for you even though its turned there is a good chance you’ve also got the “Inline Replies” and/or “Inline Messages” options turned on too. Currently, when you enable one (or both) of these options auto-refresh will be automatically disabled when viewing your friends [...]
If you’re one of the many people who enjoy using Hahlo in Fluid you may have been using YungSang’s Fluid userscript for Hahlo 3 which added Growl support (among other things). Now Growl is supported out-of-the-box.
To turn on Growl Notifications you’ll need to head to the ’settings’ page and turn on the Growl option (at [...]
My “convert links” function, which basically runs through each tweet and makes all links, @mentions and hashtags clickable, has never been bullet proof. I catered for numerous situations where extra character might have been present before or after the text attempting to be linked. A basic example, (@username) would work fine, but (@username!) wouldn’t, [...]
I will be sending out more beta invites this weekend, so if you want one I’d suggest signing up soon. I’ve also 90% decided on when Hahlo4 will be going live for everyone, and as a result the beta invites being sent out on the weekend will be the last that are going to be [...]
I’ve been thinking about this change for a while, but finally took the leap and implemented it tonight, would love to hear any feedback about whether you love or oath this change. I know easier access to the “send DM” screen has been requested by several people so hopefully they like this change.
Click images above [...]
Just finished adding a search box to the top of the search results page. Search can be submitted by hitting ‘return’, clicking the ‘Search!’ button on the page or even tapping the ‘Search’ button on the iPhone keyboard. I know, I know, that doesn’t sound all that exciting, but it is another piece of the [...]
So I’m currently a week and a bit into three weeks annual leave, and I’m trying really hard to get Hahlo4 as close to finished as I can before I return to work. Part of the process in getting ready for version 4 is to redo the ‘info’ pages about Hahlo which are currently buried [...]