Saturday, May 30, 2009

Buddy Icons

While I couldnt fix all the bugs in time for the 1.0 release, buddy icons are working in 1.1 and will definitely be in the next release. 

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Submitted and Final Icon

Coming soon to your applications list: 

Saturday, May 23, 2009

List of features in V1.0

Quick rundown of important features:
1. add/remove buddies
2. custom status messages
3. visible/invisible mode
4. vibration
5. SSL support
6. custom port and servers
7. VPN support
8. Unicode support for chatting in any language
9. Chat logs

What to expect in future releases:
Currently being tested:
1. buddy icons
2. groups

Future development:
1. Facebook support
2. AIM support
3. MSN (if I can get documentation on the protocol)

Submitted for review

1.0 has been submitted for review in the iTunes store. Hopefully this won't take long. Below are the screenshots that will appear in iTunes.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Version 1

Art assets are in, major memory leaks out, connection issues fixed and target features complete. We've now bumped it up to version 1.0 and are submitting it to the iTunes store.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Feature Complete

All the features intended for the first release in the app store are now in place. I need to test a little more (random connection issues sometimes) before i submit this for inclusion in the store. Hopefully I can iron out any glaring bugs soon.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

iPhoneOS 3.0

One of the new requirements for all apps sent to the app store is that they be compatible with iPhone OS3, which is going to launch in under a month. This morning was spent testing SworIM with the OS and aside from some rather odd issues with the project file, the application runs just fine on the new OS.
When OS3 does launch, I'm going to try to add push notifications so it replicates the feel of running a background process.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Server Support

While google talk is the default settings on SworIM, it is also a standard XMPP (Jabber) client. It has been tested with two other very popular systems Openfire (aka wildfire), which is a popular open source XMPP server and eJabberD which power, one of the major XMPP servers on the internet. It is this flexibility that distinguishes SworIM from other clients on the store right now

Thursday, May 14, 2009

vibration and buddies

The app is about a week away from initial release. We've just added the ability to add/remove buddies using the finger side on the row to remove and a plus button on the upper right to add. In addition there is an option to trigger vibration when a new message comes in.
The only things left to finish before final release are a alpha sort on the buddies, populating the chat log tab and final icons and art.

We can also confirm that SworIM has been tested with Wildfire/openfire servers and will connect to corporate servers through a VPN connection.

Below are screenshots from build .581, the latest build

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Operating on the iPhone

We now have a version operating on the iPhone. Most of the launch target features are in place. I still need to add the ability to add/remove a buddy and test with some more non google xmpp servers.
So far, it has worked perfectly with the google talk servers. Some screenshots from the current build (.56) running on Iphone 2.2.1