Friday, January 25, 2008

Re-Release: AIR Blogging Tool - "Catharticus" beta release

Okay, I'm an assbag. I forgot to re-test single blog accounts before I released the app. Thanks to Matt Wright for the feedback. Things should be working a little better now - give me another chance :)

--------------Original Post

A few weeks ago I thought I'd build a "quick, little AIR app" to post to my Blogger account. As I got into I realized that it was a little more involved than I thought but I also realized that it could be a much bigger, much "cooler" application if I extended it a bit.

Here is my first release of the application. There is still a long way to go but it's usable and actually has some useful functionality I think. Currently you can login to your Blogger account (plans to include WordPress later), select your blog if you have more than one. From there you can add and edit/view posts.

There is also a "Twitter Drawer" where you can keep track of the last 15 tweets in your timeline as well as post your own status updates.

You can download the application here.

You'll need the Adobe Integrated Runtime installed on your machine to run the app which can be downloaded here.

Try it out and let me know what you think.



Matt Wright said...

Nice idea for an app. I've built a very similar one myself as part of a chapter for a book thats going to be published soon by WROX called Adobe AIR: Create - Modify - Reuse.

Just wanted to let you know that I experienced some problems with your application. I attempted to log in with my Blogger account and I was not notified if I logged in properly or not. I was also not able to choose a blog to publish to. I also attempted to publish something, it said it was published but it did not appear on my blog.

At any rate, just wanted to offer up a link to my personal project AS3BloggerLib. Might help a bit with interfacing with Blogger.

tt said...

Hey Matt, thanks for the feedback. Sounds like I've got quite a bit more work to go...

I found your Library recently. I'm thinking about going back through my code and applying your stuff.