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Tweeting and foursquare check-ins in the Lotusphere Sessions Apps

Tim Davis  23 January 2011 17:37:57
So, this weekend I have been working on getting the tweeting and foursquare check-in working in all the Lotusphere Sessions Apps.

The tweeting is based on the twitter ids and the hotspot link feature in Ben's main Sessions Database. The new menu item in the apps composes a tweet with details of the session and speakers and does a twitter '@' mention for the speakers if Ben has their twitter id in his db.

The foursquare check-in is based on Chris Miller's idocheckin locations. Ben has kindly set these up in all the sessions in his db, and so we can use them here. The 'Check-in to foursquare' menu item kicks off a check-in url with the appropriate location id.

The BlackBerry apps are ready to install OTA. (We'll be submitting these to AppWorld, too, but you can use these links in the mean time.)
Here are the URLs to browse to:

Torch:
http://lotusphere.turtleweb.com/lstorch/lsmobile.jad

Storm:
http://lotusphere.turtleweb.com/lsst/lsmobile.jad

Other Devices:
http://lotusphere.turtleweb.com/ls/lsmobile.jad

You will have to run a 'Load Data' to make sure you have the updated data with the twitter ids and location urls.

The iPhone and iPad versions are also completed and have been submitted to the App Store. The last versions were approved in only a couple of days, so hopefully they'll be ready soon.

Comments

1Frank  24/01/2011 12:31:39  Tweeting and foursquare check-ins in the Lotusphere Sessions Apps

Just tried the add to calendar feature for the first time - incredibly smooth, pleasure to use!

2@ArifMJaffer  24/01/2011 17:57:28  Tweeting and foursquare check-ins in the Lotusphere Sessions Apps

Just downloaded the app to my BB torch. Looks great and I had to tweet it!

3TexasSwede  24/01/2011 19:07:51  Tweeting and foursquare check-ins in the Lotusphere Sessions Apps

I am having a problem with the database on my Bold 9700 with OS6.

When I click on the day or time drop-downs, the Blackberry menu pop up, instead of the dropdown to let me select the day or time. So I can not select day/time that way. Using keyboard shortcuts work to scroll through days/time when the compbo boxes are selected, though.

I have tried to reload the data a few times, ever removed and re-installed the application. It also seems like the "load data" stops on "loading pedestals". I do have bad reception here, could that be the issue?

Any ideas?

4Bold 9700  24/01/2011 20:05:11  Tweeting and foursquare check-ins in the Lotusphere Sessions Apps

I have a Bold 9700 with OS5.

App doesn't work. Only sunday available - when I choose load data, nothing happens.

5TexasSwede  24/01/2011 20:15:21  Tweeting and foursquare check-ins in the Lotusphere Sessions Apps

Additional tests:

I removed the application, rebooted the phone, reinstalled in a location with good coverage, then attempted to load data. It again stopped at "loading pedestals" and never went further.

Also, will it load "day 0" as Ben blogged about the other day?

6Tim Davis  25/01/2011 14:59:13  Tweeting and foursquare check-ins in the Lotusphere Sessions Apps

We have a Bold 9700 OS5 here, and it loads ok. We'll look at testing with a Bold OS6.