Today I decided to make some changes to the Watchlist to better support my iPad and iPhone. It now has a proper icon when you save the website to your home screen and when it starts up the Safari toolbars are hidden so it feels more like a real application.
I also further fixed some background support issues and corrected the Page Title for iOS devices so that when you save the page the home screen icon is called “Watchlist” instead of “Your Renegade….” I’m really happy with how it has turned out and I can see myself using this a lot more, especially on my iPad where a good TV Guide without a lot of nonsense is hard to come by.
Hope you enjoy it!
I managed to get some free time today earlier than expected so I was able to finish the Watchlist standalone support. As of this moment the Watchlist can now be used by people who have never stepped foot in our WinMX Chat Room. Simply go to the webpage and create an account easily and quickly.
I’ve had a great day of coding today and I decided to update the Watchlist with some new features. One of the biggest requests I’ve had for the watchlist is a way to add and remove shows from the web page itself instead of needing to enter the chat room to do it. I’ve wanted to deliver this for a while but I wanted it to look great and to do that it would require time.
Well I finally got the chance to deliver on that feature request and the current watchlist accessible from http://watch.renmx.com now allows you to add and remove shows right on the webpage itself. When you visit the page you will see a new text entry form at the top right of the page. I think it looks quite slick and it took considerable effort to get it looking that nice. You can also refresh your watchlist from that hover menu.
To remove a show you simply click on the poster image for the TV Show you want to remove. Pretty simple right? – Whenever you add or remove shows to/from your Watchlist you will see a notification appear in the room at the same time. This is because I’m using the standard public API library to add and remove shows that any developer (including you!) can use. Simply request access to the API and I’d be happy to provide you with the information you need.
So that is todays update. Tomorrow I hope to add a new Watchlist Mini-Account creation tool on the webpage so that users who don’t have WinMX accounts can use the Watchlist WebUI too. I feel this is an important feature to take the Watchlist beyond WinMX. I feel it could be a great feature on its own two feet away from our Chat Room and I’d love to have a larger audience enjoy it as much as we do.
Edit: Service has now been restored.
We are currently suffering an internet service outage on our main server in London.
- WinMX Renegades Chat Room
- WinMX Help 4 Your PC Chat Room
- Both SMP and Creative Minecraft Servers
- Garrys Mod Server
This disruption was not planned and is out of our control, I would not expect it to last more than a few hours. Our website and forum are unaffected as they are hosted on a different server in the United States.