Releasing stable, major release v3.02

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Dear users,

A little background: for about 6 weeks, we have been working on a major upgrade to Socially app v2.11. We were hard at work improving the user experience and application performance and including features that were most demanded by our users.

But on Jan 13 - disaster, kind of, struck. Facebook had deprecated some of the APIs that were being used in our app and most users were not able to use Facebook from Socially app. As a quick response, we cut short our work on the planned new version and released v3.0 beta on Jan 15 - with admittedly limited functionality (LinkedIn and Foursquare not working at all) and few unseen bugs.

Two days later, on Jan 17, we followed it up with v3.01 beta - with fewer bugs but still limited features. Since then, we have been able to merge our work on the planned upgrade with the quick response beta versions.

A big thank you to all users who have tested and reported bugs in the beta releases v3.0 and v3.01. We have tried to incorporate most of your inputs and today we release v3.02 of the app.

What's new in this version:

  1. LinkedIn and Foursquare functionality is fully available, including ability to get social notifications from these social networks

  2. Improvements to application stability and performance

  3. Improvements to overall user interface and navigation

  4. Ability to navigate through previous and next social notification on phone desktop screen using gestures (left/right swipe) or arrow keys.

  5. Easy access to Saved Searches from Twitter Search page

  6. Improvements to Facebook Photo Viewer



You may download the new version, right now, from http://m.sociallyapp.com and soon from Ovi Store.

As always, be liberal with your praise and brick-bats and let us know how close we get to our vision of being the best, integrated mobile social client.

Cheers,
Socially Team

PS: Now with this out of the way, we can train our guns on brand new (and obvious missing) features like Image Uploads and many others!
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Exact change-log for v3.02:

New features

  • New Facebook Photo Viewer

  • View Facebook videos in posts

  • Post-call suggestions for matching social contacts

  • Desktop Alerts (Push Notifications) with very short interval of 5 mins

  • Desktop Alerts now customizable by network

  • Desktop Alerts can be navigated Previous/Next using arrow keys or gestures (left/right swipe)

  • Easy access to Saved Searches from Twitter Search page

  • Foursquare & LinkedIn services restored

  • Facebook Birthdays & Calendar Sync restored



Enhancements & bug fixes

  • New rewritten engine

  • Enhanced performance and speed

  • Improved User Experience

  • Facebook sign-in problems resolved

  • Large profile photos on Facebook Sync restored

  • Out of bound time stamps resolved

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hey plzzz introduce location ID feature (country +city)
the app is cool i'm using it currently
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martinmiller35

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OK, Looks good, thanks. One thing, when I went to the m.sociallyapp.com to download new version, it said that it did not recognize my phone 5800 but I downloaded it anyway and it seems to work. Is there a reason why it was not on the list? Also your main site still says that the 3.0 is beta still, think you might want to change that.
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Congratulations on the release guys! Glad to see some of my suggestions being implemented. Hope to see more of them in the future releases :)
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Ridwan Punteuet

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thank you very much for resolving picture browser issue that prevously I reported. Love u guys.
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Dimitar Savov

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I've downloaded the new version 3.02 and still on SPB mobile shell the contact picture is loaded when the contact calls on full screen which is great , but the profile picture is still from thumbnail on my speed dial menu :(
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I already use v3.02 in my N8. I already replied here about SPB mobile shell with soically problem. for me Problem is still there.

Desktop allert not working in spb mobile shell homescreen.

contact picture (download from facebook via socailly) in spb shell looks not clear.

overall this version yet not stable for me. sometime synchornizing takes long time where my wlan internet is fast. Auto sync contact picture still not avaliable.

But overall this is a great application and I hope socially will improve continuosly.
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I hope somebody see what we ask about SPB mobile shell about the picture quality
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Hemanth G Reddy

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Some of the contacts are missing from the facebook, they exist on my Facebook friends list and missing in the list downloaded by socially.

this 3.02 is huge improvement. kudos
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Great improvement, it is now downloading full contact's picture size which is great and picture placement on the images viewer is now aligned to the screen. Nevertheless, some of my previous suggestions for improvement are still valid (multitouch, gestures, even smoother kinetic scrolling, better space management on the app's home screen, etc)

We all love this app and that's exactly why I'm eager to see it perfect! :D
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Thanks Antonio. We'll keep working on improving the app.
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HI! great work with the app, I used the older version a lot. I just installed the new one and it looked really nice in the beginning. But after my login to twitter, the app does not open anymore. When I press the icon (I have a N8) I just get a blank screen, and then back to the menu. The app is running in the back since I get updates from the caller, but the interface just won't launch. I tried to uninstall and reinstall but the problem remains. This makes the app useless for me now. Have you heard about any similar bug? Is there any plan to fix this?
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yes buddy....m having same problem too on my N82..... :( weird
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Jagmeet

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i wish i hadnt updated ...:(
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Matt

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Yes of course I tried to reboot several times. I tried also to uninstall socially and reinstall it afterwards, and had the exact same result. I could launch the app, check the options, login to twitter and the app shut down again. I installed it on the mass memory of the N8, does it chang eanything if I install it on C:?

Since few people have this problem I was thinking that it could be a pb of compatibility with some other app. I have a few ideas at the moment of which app could cause the problem, and I try to investigate by uninstalling some of them.

The strange thing is that the older version worked really perfectly. Is it possible to find it somewhere so I Can reinstall it?

Edit: apparently installing on C: solves the problem. It's been working perfectly the last 15 minutes. By the way I had at least time to check the new UI, it's great. I have a few comments though: on the facebook client, it would be nice to be able to write messages, like comments from others (not just posts) and also see the list of persons who have liked some things. Also an issue with foursquare: viewing on the map does not work. It opens ovimaps, and closes instantly.

But overall great job with the new UI, I am happy now :)
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well mine is already on C:......so what shud i do..??
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Jagmeet

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somehow i found the older version on my laptop....gonna install it nw and not gonna update.... ;)
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Hi,
I tried to check in with forsquare but i couldn't write into the textbox.
The keyboard isn't appear when i tap to the box.
Then I tried to add my location but after a second it reported no gps signal or somewhat, (I think the gps needs more time to turn on)
Then I clicked somewhere on the screen, and the program freezed out.
Now I can't start the program because it quits instantly.

(I8910 Omnia HD, Spb mobile Shell, Keyboard: DayHand Input
Crash Log: Panic: USER-130)
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Attila Telek

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Reinstalled the app to c: as Matt and it's works again :)
Foursquare is still wrong for me but the facebook is perfect.
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Guys, the v3.02 is running great and AFAIK, there are no bugs! Thanks for your hardwork!
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hey plzzz introduce location ID feature (country +city)

the app is cool
i'm using it currently
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
for INDIA
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
for INDIA
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
for INDIA
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
for INDIA
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
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when are you introducing location ID feature (country +city)
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