Thursday, May 15, 2014

Urgent Update: Video Playback and Resuming Issues fixed.

I woke up this morning to find Twit View completely broken!
Seems there was a slight change with the servers hosts their on-demand video content on (audio feeds were unaffected).

I have just submitted an update to both the Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone stores, so expect to get the update in the next day or so!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

You can now watch "Inside TWiT" in Twit View

After setting up a way to automatically add all new shows earlier this month, I decided to go ahead and by hand add's only unofficial show "Inside Twit". The app pulls all of this shows data directly from YouTube so there are a few minor restrictions/inconveniences: such as lack of an audio only option and proper download support.

Twit View for Windows 8.1:
[new] Inside Twit
[fix] Tech News 2Night cover art.

2.1.1 -
[new] Settings Menu - UI customization options

[fix] Live Stream loading issues
[fix] Offline Mode:
  -   App stuck on splash screen during initial launch
  -   Downloaded episodes not showing
  -   Crash when returning online

[fix] Updated cover art for live shows

Twit View for Windows Phone:
[fix] Live stream schedule not detecting correct timezone.

[new] Inside TWiT

[fix] Tech News 2Night bugs.
[fix] OMGcraft not displaying episode number.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Major Update: App now automatically detects new TWiT shows!

I just pushed out an update for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 that causes Twit View to connect to the servers and see if any new shows have been added to their lineup, you no longer have to wait for me to update the app to get your new twit goodness! Rejoice! :)

Below you can see all the other new features and fixes for each platform.

Twit View for Windows 8.1 (v2.1)
[new] Automatically detects when new shows are added to lineup.
[new] Redesigned Show Pages
[new] MyTwit now has short decription of each episode in the list.
[new] Improved Play-To Support
[new] UI Performance Improvements (updated to Callisto 1.4.0)
[new] Initial Setup: Added Live Tiles setting

[fix] Crash when mediakeys are pressed.
[fix] Unable to scroll MyTwit when in snapped mode.
[fix] Broken download links.
[fix] Streaming live video with Play-To lags/stutters.
[fix] Context menus now popup at correct position.
[fix] Updated show icons

Twit View for Windows Phone (v1.1)
[new] Automatically detects when new shows are added to lineup.
[new] Updated current shows cover art.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Twit View for Windows 8.1 (v2.0) Update

The official 8.1 build of Twit View is now live in the windows store!

Also, the RT version of Twit View (for Surface and other ARM-based tablets) is now working and in the Windows Store again. So go forth and download! :)

Store Link:

Changelog v2.0
[new] Windows 8.1 Compatibility
    -   Performance Improvements
    -   Improved app window resizing
    -   Added Large Tile support
[new] Live Tiles (Wide and Large tiles only)
    -   Display upcoming live shows on tile (enable in options menu)
    -   Updated "Now Playing" tiles.
[new] Play To button added to video pages.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

TWiT View is now on Windows Phone 8!

I have finished porting the app to Windows Phone 8. You can now download the app from the link below.

Windows Phone Store link -

Note - If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please email me at

App Description: 
Listen, watch, and download content on your Windows Phone 8 device.
Major Features:
 - Cloud Syncing & Backup - Sync favorite shows and watch history across multiple Windows Phone & Windows 8 devices with Microsoft Skydrive.
 - Integrated IRC chatroom.
 - Download episodes to view locally on your device.
 - MyTwit: Bookmark favorite shows to easily keep track of new episodes.

Free trial version is ad supported with no time-restrictions. Downloads only available in paid version.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

TwitView for Windows 8 - Update v1.2.0

As long as the update doesn't break anything, this should be the last update until Windows 8.1 comes out next month! I've already started transitioning the code to 8.1 so expect another update as soon as Microsoft allows developers to submit 8.1 versions of their apps to the store.

Also, the Windows Phone 8 version of TwitView is nearing completion! After I have dealt with a few minor issues and added the finishing touches, I should be able to submit the app for certification sometime later this week. ;)

Changelog: v1.2.0
[new] Faster startup time!
[new] Updated to new live stream
    *    Adaptive live stream - May take up to a minute for the stream to find the best quality for your connection.
    *    Added button to change video quality (High Quality, Low Quality, or Adaptive).
[new] Cloud Settings page
    *    When setting up syncing, asks if you want to sync to most recent backup if available or overwrite it and create a new one from the current device.
    *    Displays last backup time.

[fix] Crash when one of the MyTwit feeds fail to load.
[fix] OMGcraft not loading correctly.
[fix] Downloads bugs
[fix] Schedule - Show names now wrap to the next line if too long.
[fix] Finally aligned 'TWiT Live' text on Live Stream Page.

Known Issue: On Windows 8.1 Preview some videos may fail to load. If pressing 'retry' multiple times doesn't work, try changing to a different video quality.

Monday, August 26, 2013

TwitView for Windows 8 - Update v1.1.2

This update fixes the crashing at startup problem that started happening yesterday. updated their calendar and it inadvertently broke the app, I have fixed this issue and just submitted the update to microsoft, so hopefully you will see it in the store in the next few days.

If you need your twit fix faster than that, I can send out this update directly to you.
Just email, remember to tell us what kind of device/architecture you are using (either 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM) so we can send you the right version of the update!
Please note, installing an update before it gets approved by Microsoft requires you to unlock your system in order to sideload the app. Although this is a fairly easy and straightforward process that I can explain in a email, but there are potential security issues in doing so. 

[fix] Crashing on startup.
[fix] Default IRC username error.
[fix] Scanning for downloads crashes app when no downloads are found.