Mobile 750words

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The one feature I would kill for is to have a way to use 750words with my iPhone (and extend it out to other devices). I have tried to use it on my device as is, but it fails to load right after I sign in with my Facebook credentials.

An app would be really cool, and I would gladly pay/help code. I understand the difficulties using Facebook Connect may pose in both mobile browser or app format, especially if at this point you don't want to introduce your account system.
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Definitely thinking about it. Though it might make more sense on the iPad than on an iPhone. Could you really write 750 words on your iPhone without getting frustrated?
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Bogdan Ponomarov

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I use my iPhone as a primary device to type 750 words daily. It takes me as much time as using just a regular computer, but gets frustrating at times I enter no GPRS zones: like Metro or somewhere underground. So, all the stats go to hell. that is why I type on an iPhone in editing programs, like Pages or iA Writer and than just paste to 750 words when available. That is my personal experience. The app would be more than great. Thank's for attention.
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Rebekah Humphrey-Bullen

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I could do it on my iPhone. It would help me because, like yesterday, I wasn't home all day and so I lost my streak again
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Mike Hulyk

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I did my 750 words one day on my Android phone while waiting for a concert to start. I have found, however, that I can't use my tablet (also Android) to access the site properly. The toolbar doesn't show up, so I'm only able to write for today, not review stats or past posts. In addition, the site won't scroll, so when I fill up the window, that's it. No more writing.
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Shandra Dyess

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I've written news stories for work on my iPhone. I've written fictional stories as well. Sometimes I have an hour where my phone is my only companion. I'll get an idea and write it out on my phone.
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I would love to have it on my Android Tablet as an App because I would be one click away from getting on ... good for the discipline if there are few steps to start
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Rudy Jahchan

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Yeah, the iPad is the device I would prefer it working on, but no reason not to support both. Besides, I like the idea of days when I am out and about (read: dragged along shopping) I can just pull it out as a pleasant distraction, staying on track.
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Beth Freeman

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I've been using the idea in the morning on my ipod touch when i want to write but don't want to get out of bed - i type fast enough and apparently talk to myself enough to do it twice a day, but it'd be great if my first blurt of the morning counted instead.

I got the ipod less then a month ago - i thought i'd never be willing to type on it, but after a few brain dumps it now only takes 15-16 minutes to get to 750 vs 11 on the computer. not always the prettiest, but theoretically we aren't supposed to go back and read them anyway.

It'd be great as a stand-alone app, especially - i can't be always connected with the ipod. thanks for such a great website, it really was the catalyst I needed to take writing every day seriously. :)
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I see the same behavior as Rudy: I log in through Facebook, but then the site fails to load anything -- blank page.

I'd be happy with the regular site -- which seems pretty lightweight already -- to just work in mobile Safari. I don't necessarily need a standalone app for my iPhone; my browser generally works okay.
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I am able to log in on my Palm Pre. It seems to refresh often (probably as it saves), but is workable for typing.
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I use google to sign in for my 750 words and it doesn't seem to work on my Palm Pre. I"d love to have it on my phone when I have a day off from work. On my days off I do'nt use the computer, but I have my phone with me and use it.
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Eis

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Would it be possible to allow someone to email in a post to make it count toward the monthly changelle?
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Jacob Chapel

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I saw a post on Lifehacker about a service similar to 750words but it sends you an email that you then reply to as your journal. Why not make the daily messages you send repliable so then we don't even have to log into the site to post if we aren't able.

Post for reference: http://lifehacker.com/5619610/ohlife-...
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Ryan Scarbery

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I came to say the exact same thing as "Me". If we could email it to ourprofile@750words.com that would be very universally awesome!
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I completely agree! This would be a great way to do an "offline" version.
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Anung Ariwibowo

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Sometimes internet connection in my town is unreliable. I think an offline version of 750words would be great, especially for those who (for some reason) have to work on the blankspot areas, while they have something to write.
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that is the reason why I stopped writing while I was only a little penguin :)
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I get how this would be great but I wonder if it isn't easier to simply write in another app and copy and paste. it's clear many people do this already. You can see that by the number of people who take less than a minute to write 750 words. Clearly copy and paste.

Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of the offline app because it would be more convenient and I like the online interface very much. I just think there has to be more to an offline app than simply writing offline. Not sure what that is exactly but it just seems so.
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I like to know how long it takes me to write these things. Copy-paste would defeat this.
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Just my 2 cents into this discussion for stats.

I used 750words.com on my Android phone with Google login and it worked just fine. Though it's not very handy typing that much, but I coped to make at least my first 100 words.

And I totally support the idea of having a standalone app with offline. :)
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I'd really like a version I could take offline that I could link to my online one; so when say I go on holidays I don't have to find an internet connection but still keep my recorded streak going.
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I've done my 750 on my iPhone once. Teensy keys, tiny screen, tinier text, worried that it may not be autosaving---gah! But I was on a 40+ day streak then, so I slogged through it without too much whining.

But like Rudy, I'd happily pay for a 750words app. It would be worth the $ to avoid turning on my laptop on the weekends....work always manage to sneak in afterwards :)
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iPad would be better, of course, but iPhone still works for this purpose. It may not be so comfortable, but 750 words on the iPhone is still doable, if the computer or iPad is unavailable.

I'm in favour of an iPhone app because I think it would be less awkward than accessing the site using mobile Safari.
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I would like an offline version too. I'm leaving on a three week trip, and the people I'm staying with don't have internet access in their home. I can search for an internet cafe, but I don't want to travel to the other side of the world to spend a lot of time in an internet cafe. But I don't want to break my streak!
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Mobile safari crashes on me every time I try to log in with my facebook creds, which is where all my data is. I would gladly dish out for an app because between work and school, travel time [public transit, whoo] is the only time I have to write that isn't late o'clock. Because, at some point, I have to sleep and not worry about hitting my 750 thirty minutes to midnight. :B
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I have a Black Berry that's way awesome, but while I was out of town I thought I was going to be typing my 750 words via my Black Berry, however when I tried to log on via my Yahoo, I got nothing. It would really help to get this up and running because I'll never be able to complete an entire month and I'll eternally be on the wall of shame.
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I know what you mean-I'm going away for the upcoming 3 day weekend, and don't want to go back to being an Egg! I can create slideshows, word docs and spreadsheets on my BlackBerry-but I can't sign on to 750words! AUGH!
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Using my BlackBerry I'm able to sign in to 750words and to type but it doesn't recognize the word count and it doesn't save what I've typed. I don't have a laptop and sometimes I don't have time to use my computer. I too would love a mobile app!
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ooh, what if you allowed, like tumbler for folks to email in submissions? -- this woudl minimize the app creating part -- cuz we all already have email clients on our mobile devices...
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yes, please! a BlackBerry app would be awesome.
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Laura Gharazeddine

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A BlackBerry app that works! I'd eve delete one of my current apps to add a 750words app!
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Today I managed to use 750words.com via my HTC Wildfire (Android system) mobile. I just had to download the free app for the Opera browser (I used the mini-version), and then it worked quite fine. I'm using the facebook-login.
However, I can imagine that a 750words-app would be even better than just using a browser.

Update: Somehow I can't get it working again like this.
The homepage gets shown and can basically be used, but the words I type don't get saved any more.
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Does anybody need a symbian app? The thing is that it just doesn't work through a browser. Because with a secret word it automatically logs out while you are typing, saying that you were inactive, that is why all the words just vanish. I spend 3 hours in buses 6 days a week that is why I type there. But I use my quickoffice to type the words, then just come back home and copy-paste all the words to the site. But, what if I will be far away from home all day long without an opportunity to get to a normal internet connection?! That is why, it would be great to do that all using my symbian mobile. Thanks' for attention.
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Which browsers do you use on your smartphone and which of them can save the 750words.com text?
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Just wrote a blog post about how I used my Droid to post a submission to the 750words site.

http://msquaredwebsvc.blogspot.com/20...
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Used my Droid to post using the mobile browser. Google login with no problem. But text wrap doesn't adjust, meaning having to scroll a lot to re-read. Other than that, I'm reasonably efficient at typing on the phone (predictive text helps!) and the convenience is a real bonus. That said an app to work offline with the time tracking would be awesome (I'm thinking my train commute where online isn't an option).
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A couple of weeks ago, I used my iPhone, coupled with a bluetooth apple keyboard to make my daily 750 words. It worked fine. Just an idea