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LiveJournal app for Windows Phone, v. 1.0.3.0
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manu wrote in ljmobile

Hi all! Hope you have had a nice holidays. I'm here with some news about LJ mobile app.

In my previous entry some users have asked me about LiveJournal application for Windows Phone. I suppose some of you don't know that it exists already and works for WP 8 and 7.5. You can download it here.

Here's what you can do with it:


  • read your Friends page

  • read and post comments

  • read any journals

  • read your own entries

  • create, edit and delete entries

  • upload photos

  • create polls

  • create and save drafts

  • manage list of your friends


A few days ago we've released an update 1.0.3.0, where the existing problem with comments display was fixed.

Further development of application for Windows Phone will catch up with app for iOS and Android. This means that all changes promised for iOS and Android will be released for Windows Phone a little bit later (approximately at the end of 2013). So far, the main focus is to increase stability and reduce errors.

Upd: Looks like language bug is still here. WP team is notified and will look into all issues reported in this post.


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The lj app was f*ed up for all of 2012. It better work now!

When will the iPhone have the same functionality? I can post, but not edit or delete entries.

Are you sure? I can. You click on the blue subject line of the post and there's an edit button in the top right.

When will I be able to access my inbox from the LJ app? I have it for Android and cannot find that function. Either that, or it doesn't exist. I have to exit out of the app and open up the browser on my phone instead.

Help?

Seriously, the Android app sucks! Been looking for something better for awhile now.

I use the ElJay app from google play. It's very basic, but you can post to your journal and read your friends page.

Thanks for this post, I did not know. Just installed, it looks like quite decent app.
Now I can remove the horrible Android version from my tablet :)

Please, make possible to copy text from friends-posts in iOS version!

Cool! Thanks for the notice!

Can I upload pics by this app?? No.. Unfortunately..
Also I need to read my msgs without going to the usual net browser..

Thanks to you guys for trying to fix these defects.

Congrats, you managed to muck LJ up again!
Getting GOATS all over the place.
You really should be proud of yourselves.
(in case I am drawing a SHELDON here, that is SARCASM)

God this icon always freaks me out.

It really needs an easier way to change the language from Russian to English (e.g. a selection when you first run it?) - I had to blindly tap a few Cyrillic buttons and lists until I found something saying English and then optimistically click OK on a couple more dialogue boxes. Still, got there in the end and looks good so far!

Any chance you could give a hint as to where this mysterious option for changing the language to English is? I've been tapping at the Cyrillics blindly for a while now with no luck and I'm worried I'll screw up all my settings in the process...

Smart move updating the next orphaned mobile platform and ignoring Android...smooooth

I tried to leave the following comment via the app and kept getting an error that the post didn't exist. Hmmm...

I've used the app on my Android phone for quite a while now with few complaints. Now I am using it on a new Nexus 7. w
What I would really love to see is a) notification of replies to posts and comments and b) a widget that I can put on one of my screens at a fairly decent size and just flip to it rather than clicking a little icon and waiting for it to load and then updating manually.

Can someone tell me how to set a profile picture from the app on my iPod please? Xoxo

Even though I'm not sure about all Apps, in iOS you can't do it.
In current iOS LJ App you can only choose your userpic while creating new post.

Hey guys I'm new to this check out my journal..? Add me..!?

Hi just started using the LJ app for the iPhone and wondering why the friends page only shows a few posts is it tied to a specific date or timeline that it won't show before the current month or so?

Can you please have the app show the date in month day and year it's confusing if someone hasn't posted in a while

I've been using the WP7 LJ app off and on for awhile, and aside from the Russian language problem at the beginning, I've loved it.

I look forward to further updates, but the WP7 version blows away the Android version on my wife's phone. Muwahaha! She's so jealous.

O rly?

Happy to hear it.
I have more good news here: we've just started to develop WP8 version, and it will drastically differ from all the current LJ Applications.
Morover, even though it goes with a little delay - I think in a couple of weeks we will start the new iOS and Android LJApp. And I already love it in the concept stage. Totally new and shiny.

I have an ipod touch 5th generation. Why isn't is possible to access your "memories" in the app? It would be very nice to have that feature on the next update of the app. or maybe the possibility to save entries offline to read later when one is not able to acces wifi? Thank you for making an app and working so hard with it!

This is the feature I've been waiting on - access to memories on mobile!

Hi. Thanks for all your work on the LJ apps, especially the one for iOS, which is the what 'm currently using.

I am wondering, however, if there is an autosave feature embedded in the app that I don't know about. I just wrote a super-long entry during a road trip but had to stop when we arrived at our destination. When I tried accessing the post I was writing on the app much much later, I found that the app had reopened and everything I wrote disappeared!

I have a feeling this has happened to me before and this is why I deleted the LJ app. I might have also given the app a 1-star review in Apple store.

All I'm saying is, if this feature doesn't exist, I'm not even sure it's worth having the app at all.

Mostly, I can't just believe I wasted 4 hours of my life and my iphone's battery writing something that your app ate.

I have a suggestion for an app feature: easier access to journal archives. Thank you.

I see no update on the recently released Version 1.3, you know the one that doesn't work? Can't even tell what the UI looks like because on clicking the app icon, it initializes then crashes to home screen in less than 15 seconds. Frustrating for a paid account holder to not be able to access the site (mobile version of site stinks!)

Hi,
Yes, we are looking into this already.
It appears to somehow depend on region, because some regions are not affected and everything is ok there.
We will try to release fix asap.
Sorry for inconvenience.

This is so perplexing. The LJ app says to come here to provide feedback, but the community is closed and this post isn't really about what I want to say...

So, apologizing because I'm off-topic, I want to say that the recent update pushed to the iOS app is underwhelming to say the least. While one positive thing is that the creation of an album on scrapbook when posting pictures happens and works right, that's about the only thing I can find that is positive on the app. The ridiculously counter-intuitive special keyboard that appears when you're inside an anchor tag is still there, and I remember mentioning the issue one year ago more or less: removing the spacebar there, I assume on the grounds of spaces not being part of the specs for URI, is still wrong because inside an anchor there are elements that are space-delimited, such as, I don't know, everything other than an URI, ranging from style to options. You want to make a link open in a new window, you have write all the bits of the anchor before you actually type <a and then go back and do that, and, with how stupidly unintuitive the whole text navigation in iOS is, it's like the app is trying to make you NOT want to use it.

Of course, one could also consider the lack of an option to post pictures as thumbnails with links, or how certain commands are on that bar that appears above the keyboard, but said tools are hidden if you're using an external keyboard unless you bring up the virtual one onscreen, and how the controls for posting pictures (size and gallery) are not even post-wide but application-wide, as though you'll never want to organize things in any more structured fashion. I understand the app provides a stripped down experience that tries not to bring all of the formatting and styling of LJ to the table, but if at least it made it easier to post without compromising so much, it would make much more sense. That's just my opinion, of course.

Agreeing with immano first of all re where/how to post feedback -- that's a bad sign, but ploughing ahead anyway...

The iOS app (I use it on an iPad) has been pretty useful of late, but the latest update (which seems to work okay for me, for reading anyway) is just *awful* to look at, especially the default and hard to read font. No option to change this, so I guess I'll be dumping the app. Does anyone know of any alternates?

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