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  1. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Its harder to make it follow the light or dark theme perfectly as an option because the foregrounds are all intentionally set to be white so they show up against the original backgrounds regardless of theme.

    I have got the plain black background working no problems, you can see preview of it at my blog (link in my signature) :)

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    05-29-2011 11:18 AM
  2. enahs555's Avatar
    Its harder to make it follow the light or dark theme perfectly as an option because the foregrounds are all intentionally set to be white so they show up against the original backgrounds regardless of theme.
    Are the hard programed into the xaml files or in the C# code? Depending on which, there are some rather easy methods to handle it not using Visual Studio, usually.
    05-29-2011 12:07 PM
  3. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Hard in the XAML, In a future version I'll write out some XAML styles that can just be applied in the settings, I'm trying to keep the C# logic required down where possible. For now there will be the all black look with a couple of bits using the accent colour :)

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    05-29-2011 01:22 PM
  4. enahs555's Avatar
    Hard in the XAML, In a future version I'll write out some XAML styles that can just be applied in the settings, I'm trying to keep the C# logic required down where possible.
    Then it should be pretty easy. Just copy and paste the XAML into a word editor. Use a liberal dash of find and replace (stepping through).

    So, do a find for 'fill="white" ', and replace it with a binding property. You can step through and hit next, look quickly, and replace it, and then next again. If you know you want everything white to black, you can do a find/replace all. Then just paste it back into Visual Studio.

    Then, just with a little c# code set the binding property based off what color you want (3 lines of code or so).

    You might also have to do it with some "color" properties, but if you use a word editor it should be able to be done pretty easily.
    05-29-2011 02:31 PM
  5. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Yep, all in progress, thanks for your suggestions! Unfortunate issue that our icons are also white, it's all in progress but themes are new ground so bear with me!
    05-29-2011 03:18 PM
  6. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Live tile stopped working? Once it starts, should it always display some sort of image from WPCentral?
    06-01-2011 10:31 AM
  7. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Live tile stopped working? Once it starts, should it always display some sort of image from WPCentral?
    Ditto (Returned to original WP logo here)
    06-01-2011 10:37 AM
  8. Dave Blake's Avatar
    My live tile stuck on the same image for 2 days then changed on its own to the WP with the circle so I reset the phone (off then on again) about 5 hours ago and I am still displaying the WP circled. I will post up if that changes.

    :ninja: Dave
    06-01-2011 12:01 PM
  9. foosball's Avatar
    Speaking of live tile issues, Jay do you know if the whole issue with the live tiles clogging the registry was taken into consideration regarding this app? Specifically, is this app "safe" to use in terms of not creating multiple registry entries as Jimski has documented with other apps which end up destroying live tiles?

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    06-01-2011 12:15 PM
  10. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Jay just posted on his Twitter...

    ''For those wondering, your live tile is still working, there's just no story been published as live-tile worthy at this time''

    So it seems the live tile reverts to the default after a certain time.
    06-01-2011 12:18 PM
  11. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Hey guys sorry I didn't get to the forum to see this but at least my Twitter account is serving a purpose! I'll just clarify the Live Tile behaviour:

    v1.1:
    Live tile schedule is set up every time you start the app, and lasts 72 hours, updating hourly, updating for the first time an hour after you've started it.
    Image is retrieved from a URL hosted by the WPCentral guys, they will either have an image in place to be the tile, otherwise if there is no image they serve the app the default icon that you see on your start screen right now.

    Obviously that's not the best way to do it, as by frequently using the app you could reset the schedule before it gets chance to download.

    So I have optimised things a bit in v1.2:
    Live tile schedule is set up on first run, provided it has been enabled in the settings.
    Live tile schedule is not re-set every time you run the app and lasts 72 hours, it is re-scheduled after 48 hours have passed just to make sure everything is still running.
    If you disable the live tile, the Schedule is replaced with a run-once 12 hour schedule which will reset the tile image to the default image as hosted on WPCentral.

    That may seem a little confusing but I can't set the tile to be a locally hosted image once the schedule has run once so that' just how it has to work for now.

    Hope that clears things up, feel free to use the app's feedback link or contact me on Twitter if you need any assistance at all! :)
    Last edited by JayTBennett; 06-01-2011 at 03:42 PM.
    06-01-2011 03:35 PM
  12. jimski's Avatar
    Speaking of live tile issues, Jay do you know if the whole issue with the live tiles clogging the registry was taken into consideration regarding this app? Specifically, is this app "safe" to use in terms of not creating multiple registry entries as Jimski has documented with other apps which end up destroying live tiles?

    Sent from my HTC Arrive using Board Express
    Will let Jay clarify this, but assuming it is pull, then no issues at all regarding the registry and clogging. Pull and push are two different animals.

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    06-01-2011 04:45 PM
  13. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Jimski is absolutely right, we wanted to use the Pull so you could leave precious push channels open for apps that need it more :)

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    06-01-2011 07:18 PM
  14. foosball's Avatar
    Will let Jay clarify this, but assuming it is pull, then no issues at all regarding the registry and clogging. Pull and push are two different animals.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    Jimski is absolutely right, we wanted to use the Pull so you could leave precious push channels open for apps that need it more :)

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    Thank you both! Great to hear, gentleman and thanks for the refresher on push vs pull apps.

    Sent from my HTC Arrive using Board Express
    06-01-2011 09:18 PM
  15. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Version 1.2.16 Update

    Would just like to add that i love the new settings that allow the colour backgrounds to be switched off. I find it much easier to read now being an old fart and half blind.

    The B&W looks classier to me too.

    Colour gradients like that look like poo on the Omnia 7 LOL.

    Thanks Jay.
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    06-09-2011 09:22 AM
  16. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Version 1.2.16 Update

    Would just like to add that i love the new settings that allow the colour backgrounds to be switched off. I find it much easier to read now being an old fart and half blind.

    The B&W looks classier to me too.

    Colour gradients like that look like poo on the Omnia 7 LOL.

    Thanks Jay.
    Glad to have implemented your request Bear :) Keep the requests coming guys I really do read them! In fact everything in v1.2 was put there because of user feedback!
    06-09-2011 09:30 AM
  17. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Loving the speed tweaks the app is visibly faster. All the improvements work great I'm really liking the pinch to zoom I don't have to take my glasses of to read the storys anymore. Thanks for your hard work. Now I have an easy one for you can you add the forums to the app? Nothing hard to do just add all the forums and make it so we can post in the forums and start new threads...lol You know when you get around to it. jk I know that would be a PITA to do.

    Once again nice job

    :ninja: Dave
    06-09-2011 12:27 PM
  18. rpm5101's Avatar
    Loving the update. One of the biggest speed differences I've noticed is when you press the back button in an article to go back to the newsfeed. It used to flip back over soooo slowly, and now its smooth and quick. D5 mentioned adding the forums to the app, which would be a huge project, but what about the ability to add comments to the articles, rather than just reading them?
    06-09-2011 03:12 PM
  19. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Hey guys, yes the slow animations were a common complaint so I'm glad I've addressed that for you all!

    Forums won't be coming any time soon I'm afraid, I can assure you that it's in my plan (it will be a paid only feature) but I'll need to spend a fair amount of time reading and researching into interfacing with vBulletin.

    As for making comments, it's quite literally next on the list, and unless I find some critical bug that requires an immediate fix, v1.3 will not launch until we have commenting as a feature :)
    06-09-2011 04:07 PM
  20. jabtano's Avatar
    It really is a very nice app. which just gotten a lot better with this update. love the addition of the dark face. now I don't know which I like better black or blue. solution is one day black one day blue..=) keep up the good work worth every Penney spent on it. as I said before if you own a WP7 device this is a must have app.
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    06-09-2011 05:26 PM
  21. BellPego's Avatar
    Hello... First, congratulations on your app it's great... But I have an issue... Live tile doesn't update... I've had it installed for almost 2 weeks now and it only worked when the Mango preview was relesed.. Them it never updated again... :S

    Any ideas..?

    Thanks
    06-27-2011 10:24 AM
  22. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Hello... First, congratulations on your app it's great... But I have an issue... Live tile doesn't update... I've had it installed for almost 2 weeks now and it only worked when the Mango preview was relesed.. Them it never updated again... :S
    Any ideas..?
    Thanks
    Bell sorry for the late response on this one, I have identified a circumstance where the live tile can become stuck, and this will be fixed in the upcoming v1.3 update. In the meantime if you believe your tile is stuck you can re-regiser the schedule with the OS by disabling and re-enabling the tile option in the app's settings screen.
    Hope that helps!


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    07-03-2011 06:33 PM
  23. selfcreation's Avatar
    is it just me or do we not have acces to the forum with this app?? :(
    07-04-2011 03:50 PM
  24. Duvi's Avatar
    is it just me or do we not have acces to the forum with this app?? :(
    correct. it's not for forum access. we have boardexpress. i wish tapatalk would create an app though.

    i have asked tapatalk several times, through their forums, through email and even on twitter and haven't received a response. i know they've seen my email, so not sure why i haven't received a response.
    07-04-2011 08:39 PM
  25. furygoalbrtis39's Avatar
    Board express is tapatalk

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    07-05-2011 04:34 AM
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