Can someone build a simple iPhone app so we can monitor twine status from the iPhone
it would be nice if someone had an app. My friend works at Telerik and i think Icenium would be the way to go that way you can have the same app on all the devices. Let me know if you are interested, i think i can get you a free dev copy. send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You can use Prowl. Look for them at prowlapp.com
With Prowl, you can create a web app (or other) and use their API to push to your iphone. Pretty nice. I get alerts through Iphone Notifications with specific messages depending on my twine rules. Dont mean to take away Christian's thunder, just listing other options.
Once you download my ios app you have to create an account with my app. The, you visit my website, login, and you get a simple URL builder (image: http://imgur.com/VH7AM )
Then on the twine Site you create a rule with an HTTP request and paste the URL. (Image: http://imgur.com/KXsxh )
Nice service. So, when are you publishing the app? I'd give you a couple of quid for it It's not going to be a huge market but might pay for beer money
So, there will be no iPhone app until Apple decided to stop rejecting apps because they can or because they don't like it.
I was also planning on releasing an Android app, that may still happen.
Sorry to disappoint you.
I understand that a large number of iphone users are accustomed to having apple think for them and a software app tailored to each end application so they can pay apple more money. But, in reality; if the server code can be modified and a browser used then the phone needs to have no additional resources consumed (like installing a dedicated application to do as the browser already can). Also, the code can be made more general and run on the server.
The real solution is to get the server code available so that it can be updated/improved by more than the limited resources at supermechanical (in the usual open source/FSF manner).
A dedicated app is smaller and contains the screen formats to be displayed, so it will load much more quickly and only download the few bytes of data necessary to show the desired result. You'll get your answer quicker and the data transfer cost will benefit anyone on a limited data plan.
As for paying Apple or Android, thousands of helpful coders are more than willing to share their apps for free. And if they ask for a donation, then the money is well spent.