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Building a better browser - Open Source
BIG updates for Pulse, Talon, EvolveSMS, and Source

This one has been a long time in the works! In collaboration with the Googley +Jacob Klinker, I am excited to include a brand new, readability/instant browser in all of our apps!

This thing is fast, powerful, flexible, ad free, a data saver, and looks great. It stores any articles that are loaded on your device, and on the server, so grabbing articles is always super fast. For a closer look at how it works, check out the open source project below!

This has been included in ALL of our network-enabled apps, so get downloading!

Pulse (SMS/Tablet Messenger): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.klinker.messenger
Talon for Twitter: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klinker.android.twitter_l
EvolveSMS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klinker.android.evolve_sms
Source News Reader: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klinker.android.source
Talon Classic: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klinker.android.twitter


Available for ANY DEVELOPER
Not only did we make something that we think is really awesome... but we are making it available for any app developers to use, for free. I am hosting the backend for everyone, so you just get to drop it in and let your users enjoy it :)

The Android library is open-source and incredibly easy to implement. If you are already using Chrome Custom Tabs, it basically piggy-backs off of those APIs. Check it out:


https://github.com/klinker41/article-android


Obviously there is no personal information in any of the requests, so there is no security concern, all we are storing with this project is the article.

If you are a developer, I highly recommend trying it out in your apps! It is a very cool project and a great way to give your users something unique and new.

You're welcome!


Additional Pulse Features

On top of this very cool new browser, there are numerous media enhancements that have been added to Pulse for v1.11.0. Within any message thread, there will now be YouTube and web article previews, for received messages, directly on the message list! This also applies for the web and tablet versions of course.

Whenever a link is received in a message, it will automatically get parsed and loaded. That means that opening articles will be INSTANT within Pulse, from now on! This is a very cool feature in my opinion and really improves the experience, over just displaying a simple web link on a message. Check out the screenshot below for a look at how it works!



Jake and I are super stoked about this project and what it can do for apps, hope you try it out within our apps, then enjoy and integrate it yourselves! We have never seen an open-source project quite like this one :)

It is available and live on all of our apps right now! Enjoy all
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+Luke Klinker Definitely will do. Thanks again.
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Pulse 1.14.0

New version for Pulse SMS is hitting everyone right now! Comes with a ton of new features and improvements:

- New: Option to enable swipe to delete
- New: Option to automatically delete old messages
- New: Option to strip out unicode characters from messages
- New: Delivery reports for Giffgaff users
- New: Added delete button to multi-select on the archive list
- Improve: Dual SIM support
- Improve: Size of message entry box
- Improve: Automatically mark messages as read when they are archived
- Improve: Handle sharing videos from other apps
- Improve: Location sharing
- Tons of bug fixes for notifications and other things that had been reported

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.klinker.messenger

Enjoy the update!
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+Henry Gonzalez yes you can text from any device with pulse, not just your phone.
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Pulse SMS v1.14.0 BETA

I put up a new version of Pulse tonight! Some welcome additions for many people I am sure. Here is a look at the changelog:

- Option to automatically cleanup messages older than a given time (Advanced Features)
- Option to strip unicode characters from text messages
- Giffgaff delivery reports, for users on that carrier
- Mark messages as read when they are archived
- Handle sharing videos from other apps
- Some improvements for dual SIM devices
- Some bug fixes around notifications

It should be hitting all of your devices shortly, enjoy!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.klinker.messenger
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Not sure if this is related to the update, but I'm no longer able to send messages from the chrome extension or the webpage. No error messages. Receipt of messages works fine. Any ideas?
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Talon 5.9.0 BETA

Hey 'all, put up a new version of Talon this afternoon, it will be hitting your devices shortly, if it isn't already available!

Here is the changelog:
- Search all of twitter when auto-completing a user's screen name for a tweet, not just your followers anymore
- Change the widget's text size separately from the apps text size (Under "Widget Customization")
- The absolute date format can now be applied to the compact layouts
- Improvements to the style on the absolute date format

Obviously the big one is the auto-complete changes. This should be a VERY welcome addition for many of you, has been highly requested in the past.

This is just a beta update for now, enjoy!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klinker.android.twitter_l
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+Luke Klinker​ thanks for the update, a little mistake on the Google Store description, it's 5.9.0 instead of the 5.8.0! 😬
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Great list of apps here :)

Obviously a bit bias towards Pulse though, too!
 
From texting to Twitter, these apps prove Android is at its best when it's themed
Themes are most noticeable and plentiful on our home screens, but that is not the only theming we have available. The ability to theme your most-used apps can help the app be easier on the eyes and, in some cases, the battery.
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Some awesome web updates tonight!
 
Pulse v0.13.0

Talon isn't the only one that gets in on the update fun. Have been working really hard to improve the web experience for Pulse, and tonight, I am happy to announce that it has been released, along with the accompanying app changes!

Tons of new stuff for the web tonight, take a look!

- New for web: Applies the day/night, dark, light, and black theme that you have set in the app
- New for web: Mirrors the global color theme that you set in the app
- New for web: Use the "rounder bubbles" option that you set in the app
- New for web: Settings section in the navigation drawer, to pull in your changes from the app
- New for web: Create new scheduled messages
- New for web: Use the device management page to remove old, unused, devices (My Account -> Devices)

There are a few things in the background, on the Android side, that are used to support these web changes, but, basically, whenever you make a change on Android, you can also go into the web's "Settings" section and apply them there!

Enjoy 'all! Update is live on the web now, and the Android app should be hitting your devices shortly. I can't say I consider myself nearly as much of a web developer, as an Android one, but I am extremely happy with how all this turned out :)
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Talon for Twitter v5.7.0

Put out a new update for talon this morning, comes with the highly requested ability to remove images from the compact layout!

Compact layout not your thing? No problem, I have plenty more updates to come!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klinker.android.twitter_l

Enjoy 'all!
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Love the new article browser, but for some links it can't pass the cookiewall. Is there a solution? Attached an example...
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/sOvX4ZtmPX1MFO155pehjJI2R_Ok6YfH1wdO6J4zzDXSUI2S8p5abfJ71WhOHA28jdern636Pg
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Thanks for beta testing!
 
Pulse 1.14.0

New version for Pulse SMS is hitting everyone right now! Comes with a ton of new features and improvements:

- New: Option to enable swipe to delete
- New: Option to automatically delete old messages
- New: Option to strip out unicode characters from messages
- New: Delivery reports for Giffgaff users
- New: Added delete button to multi-select on the archive list
- Improve: Dual SIM support
- Improve: Size of message entry box
- Improve: Automatically mark messages as read when they are archived
- Improve: Handle sharing videos from other apps
- Improve: Location sharing
- Tons of bug fixes for notifications and other things that had been reported

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.klinker.messenger

Enjoy the update!
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I am always a little sad when a phase of a beta test ends. Isn't that insane??? Ha
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v1.14.0 BETA

I pushed out another beta this morning. These last few betas have improved on the app stability, or they begin to at least. I am not seeing too many crashes from today's version, not that the app ever had too many, but less is great.

This morning's version also put an option for "Swipe to Delete" in the customization section of settings. This option will make it so swiping from the left side of the screen archives the messages and swiping from the right side of the screen deletes them. Know a lot of people were looking for this functionality.

I just pushed up some changes to the web as well. Sending replies should be a better experience. The text input height will adjust as you continue to add more text. There are a few little things that I still need to improve with it, but overall, a better experience.

As I continue to create the app, I know that beta testers cannot technically rate it (which is a policy that I don't really agree with, btw), but if you really want to help me out, you could opt out of the beta for a few mins, then rate it, and opt back in.

Good reviews make me very happy and want to continue building on the success of the app! So, if you have a few spare minutes, write me a review or give me a rating :) every little bit counts. Enjoy 'all!
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Is there a fix for when I reply from the notification at the top of the screen to make it mark the message as read in the app? When I respond and go back into the app later it still has the indicator that I haven't read the message yet. 
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Talon for Twitter v5.8.0

New version of Talon is hitting everyone's devices now!

Comes with a ton of improvements for auto-completing users, widget customization, and absolute date formatting.

Searching all of Twitter while auto completing users has been highly requested in the past - enjoy the update 'all!
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Holiday Sale - Talon for Twitter

Happy holidays 'all!

To help celebrate, do something for yourself, see what everyone is raving about and try Talon! To sweeten the deal, take an extra 50% off :)


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klinker.android.twitter_l


🌲☃️❄️
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Will there be any discount for Pulse SMS?
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Pulse v1.13.0

Talon isn't the only one that gets in on the update fun. Have been working really hard to improve the web experience for Pulse, and tonight, I am happy to announce that it has been released, along with the accompanying app changes!

Tons of new stuff for the web tonight, take a look!

- New for web: Applies the day/night, dark, light, and black theme that you have set in the app
- New for web: Mirrors the global color theme that you set in the app
- New for web: Use the "rounder bubbles" option that you set in the app
- New for web: Settings section in the navigation drawer, to pull in your changes from the app
- New for web: Create new scheduled messages
- New for web: Use the device management page to remove old, unused, devices (My Account -> Devices)

There are a few things in the background, on the Android side, that are used to support these web changes, but, basically, whenever you make a change on Android, you can also go into the web's "Settings" section and apply them there!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.klinker.messenger

Enjoy 'all! Update is live on the web now, and the Android app should be hitting your devices shortly. I can't say I consider myself nearly as much of a web developer, as an Android one, but I am extremely happy with how all this turned out :)


_Note: if the changes don't show up right away, they will if you refresh the page._
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Love the updates to the web portion. Fantastic work! 
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Lead developer of Klinker Apps along with my twin brother, Jake.
Makers of Talon for Twitter, Pulse (SMS/Tablet Messenger), EvolveSMS, Source News Reader, Blur Launcher, and more!
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