Saturday, June 29, 2013

Update 1.0.7

This update addresses the issues with the new Windows 8.1 Preview + fixes for various bug reports I received over the past week.

[new] MyTwit now displays up to 16 episodes.

[fix] Live stream not working on Windows 8.1 Preview
[fix] App crashing when video put into snapped view.
[fix] Play To feature not working on live stream.
[fix] History not saving correctly.
[fix] "The Social Hour" and "TWiT Live Specials" audio feeds failing to load.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Windows 8.1 Preview - Live Stream Issue

UPDATE 6/29/13 - New update has fixed this issue.

Last night I installed the new Windows 8.1 Preview and noticed the live stream wasn't working in the current version of Twit View (1.0.6) in the app store. 

I was able to fix this issue and immediately submitted a new update to the Windows Store. It usually takes Microsoft around 5 days or so to approve an update and get it into the store, so you can expect to get the fix sometime next week.

Since the live stream is such an important part of the app, I will send anyone running the 8.1 preview an early copy of this update if they want to test it and get it sooner. 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!

Warning - Installing the 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 the email, please note there are potential security issues in doing so. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Update 1.0.6

This update focuses mainly on fixing live stream crashing issues and a few minor graphical glitches introduced in the last update.

Since submitting the update to Microsoft last week I've noticed a few issues: Play To no longer works on the live stream, and History list appears to be randomly resetting. Both of these problems will be addressed in the next update.

Changelog for 1.0.6:
[new] Added social network links to About App page.
[new] Homepage now focuses on TWiT Live at startup.
[new] Other minor UI changes.

[fix] History, MyTwit, and Downloads lists loading late and causing UI pop in.
[fix] Live stream crash when pausing video. Stream now completely stops when pause button is pressed, restart stream by simply pressing again.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Update 1.0.5

6-17-13: App just passed certification! Check the windows store for update.

I submitted a new update to Microsoft earlier this week, hopefully it will pass certification and will be ready to download from the store in the next few days or so. I will update this post when the download is live.

In this update, I completely changed how the app pulls data down from the servers. Instead of loading all the shows at once on launch, it now loads each show individually on demand. Only the shows added to your MyTwit will load at startup.This should help reduce the amount of time it takes to load the app.

Changelog for 1.0.5:
 [new] Faster startup and loading times.
 [new] Media Controls - Skip ahead (60 seconds) and Skip back (15 seconds).
[new] Pin shows to Windows Start Screen.
[new] Button on homepage for easier access to current downloads.
[new] Error messages when app fails to connect to the servers.
[new] Ability to check for new episodes on each Show Page (Refresh button).

[fix] Show icons duplicating and causing crashes.
[fix] MyTwit not detecting favorite shows correctly.
[fix] Live stream video looping and other connection issues.
[fix] Ads displaying incorrectly.
[fix] Minor UI bugs.

If you find any bugs in this update, please contact me at