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September 25th, 2013

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Uploading photos to the blog from your smartphone

If you’re used to using Facebook to share photo’s from your phone, you will no doubt have trying to do something similar on this blog very painful. However, there is a way to make this a lot easier, which I’ll describe below.

WordPress have released an Android and IOS app that integrates with wordpress blogs, and this works well with our SAGO blog.

The download links are at the bottom of this post. I’ll describe the process for Android, but I expect it will be very similar for IOS. First, get the app from the Android Market or the istore.

Once the app is installed, you need to configure the SAGO blog. This is pretty simple, click the “Add Blog” button:

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and enter the url “www.sagoblogs.co.za” and your user id and password:

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IMPORTANT: make sure the “Upload and link to full image” checkbox is checked.

There is not much more to it. You can then either share photo’s from your photo gallery by sharing the photo to WordPress, or directly from the WordPress application. Either way you will come to the same screen in the WordPress application. If you want to blog multiple photo’s, you will find doing it from the WordPress application much easier, so I’ll describe that process. (If you just want to share a single photo, then I recommend just sharing that photo directly from your photo gallery).

First, you’ll need to create a new post, which you can access by clicking the Posts menu item

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This will bring up all the existing posts, and you can click on the “+” on the top right to create a new post

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Once you are in the create post activity, it is very easy to add text and photo’s. It is similar to creating a new post through the website, and you have options to find photo’s or other media on your phone, as well as to tag the post with the usual tags.

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Posted by Chris Welsh as Android, Announcements, Gallery at 6:21 PM, No Comments »

June 10th, 2012

Android app updated (v2.1)

Based on user feedback, some enhancements have been made to the Android app. From the release notes:

v2.1 (10/06/2012)

  • Changed player rating list to have a more modern look
  • Added a background colour change when clicking a list item to give better feedback
  • Added a launch icon
  • Removed keyboard popup after capturing a game result (admin only)
  • Fixed the disappearing buttons on the game result confirm/undo screen after changing orientation (admin only)
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    As before, in order to install the app, you’ll need to allow side loading, which means allowing “Unknown sources” in your settings. Once you’ve done this, you can download the app here: sago.apk

    Alternatively, you can use the QR code below:
    QR Code

    Posted by Chris Welsh as Android at 4:08 PM, 2 Comments »

    June 3rd, 2012

    Android app now available

    I’ve written an Android app which South African Go players may find useful. In it’s current iteration, it allows you to see the ranks of all the players, as well as seeing the detailed results history of each player.

    There are also some admin functions to allow you to capture game results, but you’ll need an admin user id and password for this functionality.

    To use the app, show the player ratings, and then click on a player to see their log file. This should prove useful at club nights, as the website is not the easiest thing to use from a phone.

    Ideas for further features welcomed. Mail me directly or add comments.

    In order to install the app, you’ll need to allow side loading, which means allowing “Unknown sources” in your settings. Once you’ve done this, you can download the app here: sago.apk

    The source code is available at github.

    Posted by Chris Welsh as Android at 10:18 PM, No Comments »