Sunday, August 29, 2010


The next release will have much better iPad support.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

More Changes: Meet The Slider

Monal now has the option to tap into itunes and use a neat little notification system. The black translucent overlay box slides in from the bottom and works like growl on OSX. Here are some preliminary shots. I plan on showing the song art/buddy icon and letting you tap on them to go to the incoming message.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

XMPP Feature list

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    I am improving the UI and trying to make it more intuitive while incorporating your feedback. The next release will look and behave  different in a few ways.  Here are some of them

    Use of sliders instead of alert windows:

    Can run in any orientation on the ipad

    An explicit logout button

    Friday, August 20, 2010

    How to contact me

    If you need to contact me regarding Monal please email You can also add me on gtalk or as a contact on your own jabber server.

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    More updates

    I've been overhauling the system to make it faster and more stable. It is noticeably better now.  This is the current change log

    1. Stops crash on load on iphone 3g.
    2. faster start up and much more efficient login code (3-4x faster)
    3. fixed  bug where chat input box was disabled after viewing logs
    4. urls in chat are detected and can be tapped to bring up safari
    5. Added a logoff button for easy logoff without closing app
    6. contacts listed in alphabetical order, own username not shown
    7. support for xmpp tunes, option to set status as currently playing ipod song

    Sunday, August 8, 2010

    iPhone 3G crash issue

    I have been testing more heavily on iPhone 3G iOS4 and have discovered the cause of the crash on load issue that many users have described.  It has now been fixed.  Bugs fixed so far for the next release:

    1. Stops crash on load on iphone 3g.
    2. sped up application start to prevent time out (crash)  on load
    3. fixed  bug where input box was disabled after viewing logs