I spend a couple of hours yesterday adding a barcode scanner into IPManager.
The results are sent off to the IPManager server and then displayed as an overlay on the camera interface back on the iPhone.
It works surprisingly well for the amount of work I needed to do (not much).
I'll need to add a scanner log but it is pretty cool :)
So every good website needs an iOS app these days ;)
I've been wanting to get into some iOS programming so I've started writing a small app that can be used on the iPhone.
I'm using this service to generate the code required for the SOAP connection to the website. After a small amount of hacking it works really well and allows you to access all your SOAP results as proper objects within xocde which is nice.
I would say that the interface builder in xcode isn't that great. It works okay but if you do anything stupid the app can crash without any nice error logging.
The SOAP connection is very quick compared to going to the actual website which is nice. I'd also like to write in some SQLite caching at some stage too.
Well it looks like WordPress 2.0 is no longer going to be supported, so it is probably about time to rewrite some of my plugins to use some of the new WordPress developer features such as better database security.
I wonder when they're going to drop php 4...
I've been hard at work on Bluetrait 2.1 and have now successfully got events to sync up to a master Bluetrait install.
So I've decided that the Bluetrait Event Viewer needed some love and have been working on a new WordPress plugin called Bluetrait Connector.
This plugin will allow a WordPress install to connect via SOAP to a Bluetrait server.
Basically using Bluetrait 2.1 + Bluetrait Event Viewer 1.9 and Bluetrait Connector you will be able to sync events from a WordPress install to Bluetrait.
I plan to have a beta release of these three programs this weekend :)
With the work I've been doing with the Sydney Business Exchange website, I've decided that all my PHP applications need to be able to talk easily with each other over the internet.
So I have been working on a new Client/Server SOAP system to allow this.
The first program to include this will be Bluetrait 2.1.
The ultimate goal (with Bluetrait anyway) is to be able to push users/posts etc to client sites. The client sites will also be able to push information back to the Server, such as events from the event viewer.
I've decided on using SOAP as I have used it before with a .NET mobile application and it seems to work well.
For the SOAP class I will be using NuSOAP, but it is possible that I could use the built in PHP5 class (although then you need to make sure the extension is installed).
I've had a chance to work on Bluetrait Board today. I'm hoping to have the next version out in a few weeks.
Version 0.6 should include the following updates:
Yah should be cool. The program has been really useful in tracking what we spend. Maybe I should setup a full hosted version that people can sign up and use...I do have some spare web hosting.