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Bulk upload to WordPress

Hi everyone,

Got some exciting news! I just got my very first application uploaded and approved on the Apple App store! I’ve been wanting to do something for quite some time but just haven’t been able to figure what I actually want to do.

But, for some time I have been using WordPress to keep track of my daily tasks, projects and general goals as well as using it to post whatever I do in terms of IT and Development. I keep track of a lot of photos on my phone that goes up to WordPress and I always thought the interface from the Phone was clunky. Logging in, Go to Media Library, Adding photos with the extra JS that took place on the phone just didn’t work for me. On top of that all the images were uploaded with a weird rotation.

I figured that this would be nice to have, a small app does nothing but that. I knew WordPress had XMLRPC for managing library (see Annoyed with WordPress) so it shouldn’t be too hard. That being said. I now have my own application uploaded to the app store that does just that.

I used Xamarin as a development platform. I’ve been a fan of Xamarin since it was still monotouch (let’s be honest. Obj-C is no fun).

 

Full page features:

Bulk Upload for WordPress

Some roadmap things

I know there’s more work to be done but the application does what it’s supposed to. Anyways, some things that’ll happen soon:

  • Improve the upload status with images and success/failure messages
  • Multi-site support
  • Use camera to upload (is this even useful?)
  • A nicer looking icon (current one is garbage)
  • More modern iOS design?
  • Share photos into the app from photo library.

2010 – Goals for the year

I didn’t make any new year promise to myself. Mostly because there’s nothing more broken than a promise made when welcoming the new year. So, instead of making promises, I’ve made goals that i’ll try to complete and deliver.

#1 – My first iPhone application released

A couple of months ago I beta tested MonoTouch, the .NET framework for the iPhone. It’s a great tool for all of us who doesn’t want to learn Objective-C. After some testing I started to do some actual work for an application. It still needs  more work to be functional but at least I have something to go on. I all goes well this will be done somewhat in April.

#2 – Payson Drupal Module

This one is a bit disturbing and embarrasing. For a long time I’ve wanted to make this module for Drupal where you, as a user have the possibility to sponsor sites by paying a small amount of cash using paysons money transaction system. I like Payson, and it really deserves more focus :). Hopefulle this will come handy to Drupal site administrators. Hopefully this will can be expected in fall of 2010.

#3 – Community Site based on Django

The Swedish Community has for a long time lacked a good community web site for tracking one of the finest things with open source – The great open project that makes whatever disitribution worthy of. It can be all from background search engines like beagle to music players like Listen. All small components that makes the linux experience that great! This should be expected in late 2010.

That’s the three prioritized goals that I have as it is right now. I’ll end this post now to get started :).

See you!
/Marcus

Veckans intressanta: MonoTouch

Läste ett blogginlägg från mr Miguel De Icaza som berättar lite grann om MonoTouch, som är ett ramverk för att koda c# till iphone. Verkligen smart!

Det enda som är lite dåligt är  att det inte är open source. Men det är åtminståne baserat på Mono, tror jag. Och mono är ju open source.

Jag är lite glad för detta för Objective C som är standardutvecklingsspråk känns otroligt jobbigt att arbeta i.

Som tur är har jag en MacMini, som förnärvarande arbetar som MediaMac. Dvs, bara en snygg station att kolla på Dvd på! Men nu är jag lite sugen på att installera Xcode och Monodevelop och sätta igång och koda lite till min iphone. Jag får se hur det blir.