This Week’s RecApp

Developers have been busy so we have new batch of apps to share with you all. There is some good variety here and some apps that look to provide a new ADN experience, but file management does seem to be a popular theme among this group of apps. Get cozy with these apps and feel free to ask the developers if you have any questions. These apps and hundreds of others can be found in the App.net Directory.

 

orbitOrbit for iOS iPhone - The best way to manage your files on App.net. • View files, file size, upload date • upload files • share images • share file URLs • delete files • toggle files public & private.  Created by @orbit

 

 

 

pastePaste - Web ClientPaste allows you to create and view short text clippings using app.net. Each paste has a public link that can be viewed without logging in to app.net, but an app.net account is required to create pastes. Logged-in users also see a list of their own recent pastes.  Created by @mcdemarco

 

 

 

dossierDossierMac - Dossier is a file browser and uploader for Mac OS 10.8+. • Upload any type of file to ADN • Automatic thumbnails for images • Clipboard uploading (great for screenshots) • URLs copied to clipboard after upload • Upload progress animation in status icon.  Created by @bluetoo

 

 

iftttIFTTT for iPhone - iPhoneIFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: if this then that. Using the App.net Channel, you can create and share IFTTT Recipes that automate posts, sync content, archive data, and much more.  Created by @ifttt

 

 

filappFilappiPhone & iPadFilapp for App.net is an iOS client for managing files uploaded to App.net on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It’s simple to use with a beautifully designed interface offering these key features: • File directory • view file info • share/modify/delete files • upload files • view your account profile.  Created by @ffried

 

 

searchSearchADN.net - Search & DiscoveryA dedicated web app for searching posts on app.net using the ADN Search API which was released July 24 2013. It gives you an easy interface to search posts using keywords, usernames, hashtags. Clicking the advanced link opens up a whole bunch of interesting query and filter options.  Created by @ludolphus

 

 

menereMeneré - Windows - Meneré is a Windows Desktop app to access RSS aggregation services like Feedly or Fever and sync them with a complete desktop app. You can send any item to your App.net account (you can authorize multiple and choose) which will send a post with the link added as link entity.  Created by @lighun

 

 

Please note: The app descriptions here are from the developers; edited slightly for formatting and length. 

Photo highlights from @hand_picd

Here is another collection of fantastic photos shared on App.net by our creative members. We scan the global ‘Photos’ explore stream to find the most interesting images and then repost them with the @hand_picd account.

The photos below were the ones that stood out to us the most over the last couple weeks so we give them a little extra attention here.

If you’re a photo buff and want us to consider your shots just post your images with the #hand_picd hashtag and we’ll be sure to see them.

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What is photo-app?

photoapp 2For all you photographers out there, hobbyists and professionals alike, there is a new app in the Directory created by @taglia for you to help share your wonderful pics to ADN.  photo-app allows you to upload your photos and then schedule them to be shared on your ADN profile. This is a great tool for those who want to share a large number of photos without overloading your friends’ feeds with a bunch of posts all at once. Screen Shot 2013-07-19 at 5.32.50 PM

Each post to ADN will include a link to your other photos posted via the app so it gives you a chance to create a gallery of your photos so others can see all your glorious images.

You are able to upload a bunch of photos to photo-app and then individually edit each photo’s post date, choose a posting frequency or just let the app randomly choose which photo to post.

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The app lets you customize the post text that goes along with your posts and gives you the option to include the #photoapp hashtag to let your followers know what app you’re using. The @photoapp account will also automatically repost your photos shared through the app to give your photos a little extra attention.

photo-app has some other great features like the ‘Best‘ view which shows you the most popular photos shared through the app and the ‘Leaderboard‘ view which shows you who has posted the most photos via photo-app. You can also view the ‘Latest‘ (most recent) photos shared.

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We at App.net love photos and we embrace all the progress being made to improve the photo sharing experience on ADN. Keep it up!

Photo highlights from @hand_picd

It’s been a couple weeks since we’ve highlighted the fantastic photos from App.net in a blog post so this one will be a little larger than usual. All of these photos have been reposted by ADN’s own @hand_picd account, which manually curates a collection of great shots that we see posted on the service.

If you think your pics deserve a little highlighting, use the #hand_picd hashtag when sharing them and we’ll be sure to see them.

Photos have become an increasingly important part of sharing on App.net and we’re seeing more and more photo related apps being built to support this sharing. Many of the regular clients have supported photo sharing for some time but we’ve recently seen more apps that were specifically designed to share photos built for and integrated with App.net.

Here are just some of the photo sharing apps we’re referring to, give them a try and find the one that works best for you: Sprinter, Photolicious, PanoPerfect, Pixter, Twentysecs, and photo-app.

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What is Rory Jr.?

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We would like to introduce you all to Rory Jr., the first native Android private messaging client for App.net. Rory Jr. is the latest dedicated private messaging app we’ve seen pop up and it appears that PMs are and increasing trend among ADN members and developers alike.

 

Rory Jr. is the little brother of Project Rorythe desktop private messaging client for Windows 7 and 8. Both were built by @fam and support Patter rooms. Rory Jr. also has integrated the App.net web signup flow so that non-ADN members who download Rory Jr. can create a free App.net account within the app.

We certainly love seeing the Android portion of the Directory getting filled out with quality products like Rory Jr. and other great apps. Rory Jr. is available in the Google Play store for $.99. If you have any questions about Rory Jr. contact @projectrory on App.net.

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This Week’s RecApp

There is some great variety in this week’s recApp. We have an Android group messaging client, an RSS syndication tool, an iOS journaling app, the first mobile ADN file management tool, a WordPress plugin for podcasters, two apps that share photos in new and different ways and a web client for viewing profile stats of ADN members.

All of these apps do a great job of expanding on the existing app ecosystem and improving the overall user experience on App.net.  Keep up the great work developers!

 

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PourOverPourOver - Posting Service - By popular demand, the App.net team has been working on a new syndication tool called PourOver. Once you authorize PourOver, simply paste in your RSS URL, preview what your posts will look like, then click “Save Feed.”” That’s all there is to it. Created by @voidfiles & @berg

 

 

Rory Jr.Rory Jr.for Android - Rory Jr. is a group messaging client for Android 4.0+. Features private rooms for friends or coworkers, Patter room support, and App.net private messaging. Little brother to Project Rory.  Created by @fam

 

 

 

FilezFilezfor iPhone & iPad - Filez is a file manager app for your files stored on the social network framework app.net (ADN). It runs on iPhone and iPod Touch. Support for in-app viewing of images, audio clips, videos, Word, Excel, PDF, Powerpoint, Pages, Numbers, Keynote and more.  Created by @ludolphus

 

 

PodlovePodlove Publisher - Posting Service - The Podlove Podcast Publisher is a plugin for WordPress turning it into a publishing powerhouse for podcasters. Among other integrations, the Publisher lets you automatically post new episodes to App.net in the background.  Created by @podlove

 

 

 

twentysecsTwentysecsfor iPhone - Turn your day’s photos into a twenty second video. You can use the in-app camera to take your photos or import them from your Camera Roll, Photo Stream or other apps like Messages or Mail. Twentysecs has nine built-in themes, each with its own optional background music theme. Twentysecs can share your video directly to App.net.  Created by @ctarda

 

 

Analytics - AppAnalytics-App - Web ClientAnalytics-App is a service that provides performance information about users on App.net. Currently you can view a user’s recently popular posts as well as their gains/loss of followers and who they follow. More information is being added all the time…  Created by @dffy

 

 

 

photo-appphoto-app - Posting Service - Love photography? You also think that App.net is a great way to share your work? Photo-app.net allows you to schedule your photo sharing posts in advance, and share a photo every day (or whenever you want)! Created by @taglia

 

 

 

That’s it for this week. As developers keep the apps coming, we’ll continue to keep you up to date on the newest apps to hit the Directory. Until then take these apps for a spin and let the developers know what you think about them. Developers love feedback!

Note: These descriptions are created by the developers; edited slightly for length and format.

App.net Podcast Episode 12

This week on the App.net Podcast @dalton catches you up on what’s been happening with ADN since Episode 11.

He starts off by sharing some of his insight on the progression of App.net as marked by the three Hackathons we’ve hosted. He then goes on to talk about the improvements to upcoming new version of Passport, the new web signup flow, Passport for Android and he spends a good amount of time talking about why we built PourOver. As usual, the podcast ends with user questions.  Enjoy!

 

  • 0:20      The progression of ADN for developers
  • 5:42      New version of App.net Passport coming soon
  • 8:22      Out of the box experience: reducing friction
  • 12:00    Improvements to invititations 
  • 15:30     Improved login/signup for web developers
  • 22:30    App.net Passport for Android coming soon
  • 23:05     Explanation of ‘PourOver‘, the new RSS syndication tool for ADN
  • 29:40    Help App.net bring in your favorite content publishers
  • 33:20     New features that will come with growth to the ADN community
  • 36:30     User Questions

 

 

Big thanks to @simon_w, @ryantharp, @swilliams, @schoeni, @mrbeefy, @chartier@flashblu, @karlos, @ralf, @joeo10, @mpacer, @myfreeweb and @romankominek for submitting questions.

 

 

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If you have a question for a future podcast, a suggestion, or other feedback, send your thoughts to @ADN using #ADNpodcast.

Photo highlights from @hand_picd

The awesome photos just keep coming!  We’ve been finding some great shots in the Explore: Photos stream and the #hand_picd hashtag has been getting busier as well. As long as you all keep sharing great photos we’ll keep highlighting our favorites.

Follow the @hand_picd account on App.net and brighten your feed up with some great photos. If you’re a photo buff yourself post your pics with the #hand_picd hashtag so we’re sure to see them!

Here is the latest collection of photos that we think deserve a little extra attention due to their overall awesomeness!

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