Skip to main content

PreBook v1.5 "Flow" and Palm Month are here!

PreBook v1.5 "Flow" and Palm Month are here!

5/1/2020


 
It's May! This month, I want to do something different. As of late, I have been working a lot on Windows and Android projects. However, I haven't done much with my webOS or Palm OS apps in recent months. As a result, I have decided to dedicate the majority of this month to Palm-related projects. To start off the month, I have released an exciting new update for PreBook!
I released PreBook in August of 2019. I kept finding things to improve, so I updated it very frequently. It was a lot of fun to work on, but I eventually got bored with it. Unfortunately, I stopped working on PreBook for several months. However, this changed a few days ago when I decided to finally write PreBook v1.5.


With the release of version 1.5, I really wanted to improve the flow of PreBook. I wanted to make it feel very polished and smooth, hence the "Flow" release name. I accomplished this by adding handy UI elements that made the app feel a lot nicer. These included navigation buttons, a loading spinner, and menu sections.


In the end, I think the update turned out really well! You can see all of the changes I've made in this update below.


What's new:
  • Added some new shortcuts.
  • Introduced navigation buttons.
  • Improved the application menu and added some new options.
  • Added a loading spinner.
  • Increased font size.
  • Made some other improvements to the user interface.
  • Fixed some bugs.


As you can see, I have added a lot of features in this update! It's been time-consuming, but writing version 1.5 was definitely worth the effort.

You can find PreBook and my other webOS apps here. Enjoy!

​Thanks for reading, and stay safe!

Popular posts from this blog

Late 2014 Mac mini in 2021 - How does it hold up?

Nearly two months ago, I finally got my first Mac: a late 2014 Mac mini. While I usually don't review stuff on this blog, I thought I would make an exception for this device. My hope is that this review will be helpful and fairly unbiased while helping you make a decision on whether or not to get one of these Macs. So, how does this miniature Macintosh hold up today? Design The Mac mini's design has remained largely unchanged over the last decade. There have been a few small updates and tweaks to it, but nothing particularly major. This means that the 2014 Mac mini features the usual premium and minimal aluminum casing with a white status LED on the front. Overall, I'd say this Mac mini's design has held up pretty well! It's very small, being only 8 inches wide and long, while only having a height of 1.4 inches. It weighs a little over 2.5 pounds, so it's not too heavy, either. These dimensions make for a very nice and compact computer, and I think it fits in wi

I made a custom iPod. Should you?

I made a custom iPod. Should you? The goal of this post is to share my experience modding this retro audio player and help you decide if you should attempt this project, too. While this isn't the sort of thing I usually write about on this blog, my hope is that this post will be helpful to those interested in building a custom iPod. So, without further ado, let's begin! The Backstory With the rise of DankPods , modding iPods has quickly become quite popular among retro tech enthusiasts. As someone who had been using iPods for several years prior to their resurgence in popularity, I was intrigued by the idea of making my own custom iPod. This was especially true since I had a broken iPod Video that I could easily mod. Then, something completely unexpected happened: the pandemic. I quickly realized that this would be a great project to work on during the lockdown. As a result, within days of everything shutting down, I had ordered all my replacement parts and prepared

3 years, 2 iOS apps, and a new site

In March of 2018, I wrote my first Tectra program. It was a basic web browser called Satin Web, and it was the first thing I made with C# and Windows Forms. It is now March 2021, three years later, and I am very excited to announce that the next chapter for Tectra is here. After hours of work, I have finally completed my first two iOS apps and have created a new site from scratch to go along with them. There is a lot to cover, so let's begin! iOS Apps TaskNudge TaskNudge is the first of my two iOS apps. It's pretty simple but very handy! Essentially, it lets you write a single, short-term task and get notified to complete it every 1-60 minutes, depending on what you choose. If you are easily distracted when you use your devices, have trouble remembering to do things, or need a bit of a nudge to get something done, TaskNudge might just be the app for you! Best of all, TaskNudge is very simple and easy to use, while being more useful than something like a timer or alarm. Once you