I’ve encountered a weird error in WordPress … for some reason, when a post is submitted using the XML-RPC api (which is used by the WordPress iPhone app), any leading ‘<‘ symbols on the HTML is being stripped out.
Ginny noticed this a few days ago and I just confirmed it on a test blog.
The content that is posted looks something like this …
--5703-4e8b-b72c-2605beab02b5.jpeg" alt="" width="225" height="300"
class="alignnone size-full wp-image-364" />/a>/p>
I’ll have to do some digging to find if this has already been logged or not.
I wish I was more skilled at PHP … I’m sure it’s someething I could sink my teeth into.
Update: FWIW I’ve opened ticket 7771 on the WordPress tracking system on this issue.
This post is being written with the WordPress app for iPhone.
As expected, it’s pretty awkward to use, but functional.
- Documentation is non-existent … but that’s coming, according to the announcement post.
- Decent integration with the camera & photo roll, although there doesn’t appear to be a way to position the pictures.
- Can’t see a way to do trackbacks or even enter URL’s.
- It’s not clear if the text is entered in HTML or just plain text.
It’s going to take some getting used to … but I’m pretty sure this isn’t the next ‘killer app’.
FWIW: This post was originally entered on the iPhone, but edited in regular WordPress.
I can’t wait for this iPhone application …
It’s not available on the iTunes App Store yet … so I’ll just have to cool my jets for a bit.
Ok, I got both iPhones upgraded to the 2.0 version of the iPhone OS.
Initially, I had some trepidation about upgrading a day early … and my feeling seemed to be valid when a co-worker tried to upgrade his phone and had a bunch of problems. He kept getting an “Unknown error (6)” message. I don’t know if he actually got his upgraded.
Regardless, I decided to throw caution to the wind and upgrade my phone anyways. Luckily, it worked without a single hitch.
When I got home from work, I proceeded to upgrade Ginny’s phone. This, of course, is where I ran into problems.
I started the upgrade process by first upgrading her iTunes to 7.7. That worked without any problems. Then I proceeded to upgrade her phone.
Initially it was going OK … then I got an “Unknown error (10)” message. Figuring that I would just restore the phone to it’s previous OS version, I tried the restore option … but when I did this I got an “Unknow error (20)” message. Tried a few more times and got the same message. This is not good.
I Googled around a bit and found a thread in the Apple support forum that said that, if I pressed Option (shift in Windows context) and clicked the restore button, I could ‘Recover’ to the 2.0 firmware. Luckily this worked.
About 20 minutes later I had Ginny’s iPhone working fine.
Five minutes after that, I we were both playing with the “Phone Saber” application.
Well, I jumped the gun a bit and installed the iPhone 2.0 update.
Overall, I’m not super impressed … the incremental functionality improvements are rather limited.
Some of the applications look cool, but I’ve only played with a few of them.
What I’m really disappointed in is the lack of base functionality enhancements … things like ..
- No voice dial
- No stereo bluetooth
- No Google Calendar integration
- No Jabber / XMPP chat application (there were rumors about this)
- No cut & paste in the editor
mainly because it’s a geeky thing to do.
It’s gonna take a long time to make a single post.
Ever since I got the iPhone, I’ve noticed that it causes nearby speakers (radios, desk phones, etc) to emit a buzzing noise.
The odd thing is, my boss Brian’s Blackberry does the same thing.
I finally found the reason why:
The cause of this buzzing has to do with GSM’s â€œtime division nature. The ever-knowledgeable Keith Nowak, spokesperson for Nokia, explains it as follows: â€œ[[With GSM]] the RF transmitter is turned on/off at a fast rate, and that â€˜pulsing’ is often picked up by nearby devices that don’t have good RF shielding. In the case of GSM the pulse rate is 217 Hz, which can be easily heard.
– That Crazy GSM Buzz
When I put my iPhone in the clock radio / iPhone dock that Ginny got me for the holidays, it does the same thing. Luckily the dock isn’t recognized as being 100% iPhone compatible, so the iPhone offers to shut off the radio (go into Airplane mode) whenever I dock it. This eliminates the buzzing (mostly) because the phone isn’t transmitting.
We bit the bullet … we got iPhones. Our Verizon cell phone contract has been up for quite a while and they’ve been bugging us to re-up for a new two year contract … but I haven’t been super happy with the service and phones, so we started thinking about what other provider and phone’s would be a suitable substitute.
My co-worker Jerome has the iPhone and is very happy to show it off. Even on the first release I have to admit, it was pretty cool. The interface was nice, the features were nice, and the sound quality wasn’t bad at all.
The only things I really didn’t like at the get go was the fact that you were tied to AT&T and the battery wasn’t replaceable.
After mulling our alternatives, we decided to go for it. Both Ginny and I got the 8gb model. We were originally thinking about the 16gb model, but the Apple store didn’t have any in stock and we figured, since we only used a fraction of our 4gb iPods, it wasn’t that big a deal.
A few observations …
- It doesn’t like the fact that I use self signed certs on my mail server. I’ll probably have to bite the bullet and get a proper cert.
- I haven’t found any ability to select which folders I show in my IMAP mail account. Wish I could, as I really only care about a handful on an ongoing basis.
- One feature that’s missing, and was almost a deal breaker, was the lack of voice command dialing. On my old moto phone I could just tell it “Call James Rich Mobile” and it would call James Rich’s cell phone (in my address book). Nice for talking while driving.
- As one would expect from an Apple product, the user interface is slick. The screen is a bit over sensitive though. I suspect it’s just something to get used to.
- The pseudo GPS functionality is very cool … I really want to figure out how they do it, because it was able to figure out where was I better than my GPS can.
- Porting of both the phone numbers on my Verizon account was smooth and fast. It only took 30 minutes to complete. I’m going to verify that Verizon cancels my account just in case.
One annoyance, unrelated to the iPhone itself, was the fact that it seems kind of hard to find accessories at stores that don’t actually sell the iPhone. Woodfield mall, and the Apple store, were both very crowded … and both Ginny and I were in a hurry to escape (yeah, so we could play with the new toys) … so we skipped getting protective skins for the new phones. We stopped at Best Buy on the way home, but they only had 2 or 3 skins & cases for the iPhone. I’ll probably stop at Frys on my way home tomorrow to pick something up.
I’m kind of interested to see what the SDK is all about … I’ve got some ideas for apps that could be fun.