If you like DotNetNuke and have an iPhone or iPad, then DotNetNuke – DNN News App if for you!
InteractiveWebs have released a DNN community specific App to help interested people say in touch with the latest goings on in the DotNetNuke world.
Now you can browse the latest news, modules and skin information about the popular DotNetNuke CMS system all from your mobile device.
The App is a native Xcode universal app (meaning it works on both the iPad and iPhone natively.
It is designed to tap into community news and information and discussions around DotNetNuke to allow you to read stay up to date with the latest news and events.
We found an issue with what is the current release version of DotNetNuke Blog module 04.01.00 or 04.01.01.
First up, we don’t know what the version number should actually be, as the compiled version on the download is 04.01.00 but the source code is referenced as 04.01.01.
We presume there is some difference, but who knows what it is.
Anyway The Problem
The problem is that any forms on a page that run the blog module, will not allow form data to be validated. By validated, we are talking about ensuring a number is entered in a number field and text in a name filed etc.
The cause is the blog module is using an old ASP.Net 1.0 validation function. While it should be using ASP.NET 2.0 with the updated validation behaviours as found here:
With this mistake, if you use Page.Validate on ASP.NET 2.0, page validation groups are ignored and the controls are validated.
Why the BLOG module is even coded this way is quite questionable in any case. However without DNN being a true open source system, we have no ability to fix this were needed in the source.
We fixed the problem and recompiled a version that people can download an use for free.
You can install this on top of any DNN blog module 04.01.00 and we would expect that future releases of the blog module will not be affected by this version we compiled. However they may well revert back to their junk code in the future releases.
Today we released an update to the Automatic Backlink Module for DotNetNuke.
Details of the update are available here: http://www.interactivewebs.com/automaticlinkbuilder/Support/VersionHistory.aspx
But include improvements on the way site monitoring is handled and the way the module works with the known GZIP issues.
An example of the module can be seen here: http://www.interactivewebs.com/Admin/DotNetNukeWebsites.aspx?&action=add
where you can add your site for back linking.
Today we have released a new version of our Users Online gadget is getting ready for our iPhone app release that will support this module.
Today we have released a new version of the DotNetNuke Users Online Gadget module that allows you to monitor your website from:
- Windows Gadget
- Mac Widget
- Google Gadget
Todays update can be seen here: http://www.interactivewebs.com/usersonline/Support/VersionHistory.aspx
and is getting the module ready for the pending release of our iPhone app that will allow you to connect and monitor your site directly on your iPhone.
Monitoring your DotNetNuke users is easy with the DotNetNuke Users Online Gadget Widget App.
After Installing the DNN Module, you add it to a page on your DotNetNuke website as you would any other module.
The page can be visible to the public or visible to only administrators. Either way the module will function fine.
Once on the site the module will display something like this.
Steps to Using the Gadget Widget App on your site
1. Download the appropriate Gadget, Widget or App by selecting the “Click do Download” link at the top of the module.
2. Install the Gadget to your local website.
3. Enter the configuration of the Gadget / Widget as you would any others on your local computer.
4. In the Settings for the Gadget / Widget enter a Title to use to identify the site you are connecting to. The title will display in the top of the gadget.
5. Then enter the URL for your site, remembering to use the child portal name if you are on a child portal. For Example:
Parent Portal: http://www.interactivewebs.com
Child Portal: http://www.interactivewebs.com/usersonline
(Where UsersOnline is the Child Portal name)
6. Enter a refresh cycle for the gadget / widget to run off to your site and retrieve new data. (Recommended 300 seconds).
OK and you are done!
Clicking on the Users name in the Gadget will deliver you to the sites user profile page.
Today marks a big day for us at InteractiveWebs. We have had approved and released our version 2.0 update to our popular iPhone app “iWebs News”.
The App has been totally rewritten by us, and now is released as a native Xcode iPad & iPhone app in one.
So if you have an iPad, and have previously seen our iWebs News app, then please check out the app on your iPad. It is a terrific experience.
Why is it a Big Deal for us?
Much of our focus over the last 8 months has been on enabling our team to produce rapid iPhone and iPad apps. In order to do this, we felt it necessary to develop a framework that we have called “Mushroom”.
The release of this 2.0 update for iWebs News App marks the first release of any App by us that is built entirely on our new Mushroom Framework.
Naturally we are pleased that apple process approved the app first time around, as this means that all the hard work in testing and resolving any issues paid off.
What does it mean for us?
Actually it means quite a bit! Now we have the rapid deployment framework, that is a “Universal App” running on both iPhone and iPad, we are able to use and deploy the app on behalf of our customers and clients.
Because all of the code is ours, we can take the future development in any direction we like. We are really very excited to see the result, and see how well it performs.
Would you like your own iPhone / iPad App?
If you like what you see, and are interested in having your own business with an App like this, then please contact us to discuss your needs.
This Article has been Removed as it described the method of using YouTube API to return a search as an RSS Feed. This has been depreciated by Google and is no longer Valid.