on preOpenStack set the style of stack "revMenubar" to "modeless" -- stops the toolbar overlapping the SE set the windowBoundingRect to the working screenrect -- let's you maximise the SE end preOpenStack
Huge mergExt update
Today we have a massive update to the mergExt suite of externals.
NEW: mergGK ($49) has been released. This is the first crowd sourced external developed for the LiveCode community. The external implements player authentication, leaderboards, achievements and challenges. It also implements peer-to-peer bluetooth and wifi messaging. There’s more to implement with Game Center matches so the crowd funding is still open for those features. Thanks goes to those who were involved in funding this project.
NEW mergAWS ($49) has been released and is focussed on Amazon Web Services. The initial release supports SimpleDB.
NEW: mergCL ($39) has been released that allows your app to receive notifications when the user enters or exits a specified geographic region or moves a significant distance. This external requires the removal of the exits on suspend key from the app plist file. You app is woken in the background whenever any of these events occur and you can send a local notification to get the user to bring it to the foreground.
mergAES 1.1.2 has been released and now also includes 128 bit, ECB and encrypt with key/iv options.
mergMK 1.1.3 has been released resolving a bug with setting the user tracking mode of the map.
These new additions to the suite take the total value to $757 and you can access it all for $299 for a year of updates or $79 for the first month and $20 per month ongoing.
The AppIsle Project
This week I started a new project teaching youth from in and around the small rural town I live in how to build apps with LiveCode. Read more about what we are doing on the AppIsle website.
mergSocial released – post to facebook. twitter and sina weibo
Dropbox, AES encryption and camera control added to mergExt
Today I have released two new externals and a huge update to an existing external. Now the suite contains a total of 15 iOS externals and 1 custom control (DropTool).
The new externals are:
– mergDropbox 1.0 which fully implements the Dropbox SDK on iOS including search, revisions, delta, thumbnails, upload, download and more. Everything is asynchronous which means your users can do other things in your app while files are downloading etc.
– mergAES 1.0 which implements the AES 256 encryption on iOS.
The major update is mergAV 2.0 which now includes a camera control that you can use to capture a still image or record video to a file from the front or back camera.
These externals have been added to the mergExt suite which also includes MapKit, document interaction, action sheets, PDF reader, external accessories, iAd, Settings app, tweet and barcode reading. You can purchase the suite from http://mergext.com or the RunRev store.
Settings app integration added to mergExt
A new external called mergSettings that integrates your LiveCode iOS app with the Settings app and also presents a matching modal settings dialog using InAppSettingsKit has just been added to the mergExt suite.
The mergExt suite now includes 13 iOS externals and a DropTool adding capabilities to LiveCode ranging from barcode reading through to sending tweets. A poll is now available on the M E R Goulding Software Development facebook site for you to vote on what you would like to see added to the suite next.
PDF reader added to mergExt
mergExt has grown again with a new external called mergReader to show a modal PDF reader using the vfrReader open source project. As this wasn’t on the poll I haven’t reset that but don’t forget to vote for what you want next. More details at http://mergext.com
External accessory framework LiveCode external
A client needed their sales staff to be able to print to a mini bluetooth printer from a LiveCode iOS app. The solution was to create another external for the mergExt suite called mergAccessory. With this new external you can connect to, write to and read from accessory hardware that are part of the Made for iPhone program. I’ve included in the download an example for printing to my client’s chosen accessory the BlueBamboo p25i.
revUP features mergExt LiveCode Externals
The first in my series of articles demonstrating the creation of an iOS app using a number of mergExt externals and MobGUI has been published. To celebrate the release there’s half price off mergExt and MobGUI when bought together from the RunRev Marketplace and using the coupon code MERGUI.
mergExt suite of LiveCode externals
The mergZXing project has evolved into a suite of externals for LiveCode. The externals are currently only for LiveCode iOS but long term plans involve all platforms. The suite is called mergExt (standing for M E R Goulding EXTernals) and is available at http://mergext.com. Development of new externals is driven by a community ideas forum and a poll to indicate what people need the most.