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Sharksworld for Android – get the updated goodness!


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 2 Oct 2014 at 12:21
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Fans, I’m ready to release a new version of the Sharksworld app for Android, so if you’d like to get hold of it and let me know how you like it, that would be really helpful.

I’ll refer you to this post for some background information about the App, including some important things to take note of. Please continue to consider this app a beta release…. I’m pretty happy that it’s stable, but have not done exhaustive testing on it.

The major difference in the most recent release is that it now supports the following additional functionality:

– You can now log in with your Sharksworld username and password. You will need to do this in order to make comments.
– You can now make direct comments on a post (by tapping the “new comment” icon in the menu bar) as long as you’re logged in.
– You can also reply to existing comments, by tapping on the author picture for a comment.
– The App will now send a notification to your phone when there is a new post. This feature will only work on native Android environments if you have Google Play Services installed, so if you’re trying to run it on Blackberry with Android emulation, I wouldn’t expect this to work.

Please download the latest version of the app here.

Have fun, tell your friends and please let me have any (constructive) comments and suggestions.

Iā€™m obviously not going to be held liable for any damage that occurs, for any reason, whatsoever, regardless and similar legal stuff.


59 Comments

  • Works like a charm!

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.10.14 12:35:18 by PTAShark Reply
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  • Best app ever! As a Cape Town Sharks supporter, Sharksworld on the go is perfect. Sometime I get these “sharksworld has stopped working” messages and it closes. I am using the best phone ever…Galaxy S5! Lol

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.10.14 12:37:23 by capesharks Reply

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  • @capesharks (Comment 2) : so I’ve done a fair bit of work on trying to improve the stability. Please let me know if you’re still getting closes without an appropriate warning message.

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.10.14 12:45:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • Nice work. Perfect for the train ride to and from work

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.10.14 12:51:44 by durbsguy Reply

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  • Nice app.will Def try it out

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.10.14 13:20:38 by Dunx Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : … just in time for my trip to the US! Now I can easily stay updated with the final rounds of CC.

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.10.14 13:36:24 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Works great on a S3

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.10.14 14:00:02 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 7) : Android 4.3

    Can we edit comments?

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.10.14 14:01:52 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 8) : no, I’m afraid not.

    Editing comments on a social platform is ALWAYS contentious. It’s too easy to go back and unsay something once people have already applied.

    I’d rather suggest the 5 second rule.

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.10.14 14:05:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lekker man!

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.10.14 14:19:32 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 10) : What he said!

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.10.14 14:57:08 by vanmartin Reply
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  • And of course the loading bar at the top is black and white cause nothing else matters šŸ™‚

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.10.14 14:59:27 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Works fine on s4 mini

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.10.14 15:06:52 by Poisy Reply
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  • ?

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.10.14 15:07:18 by Poisy Reply
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  • Oh lol it kept saying it failed but on my browser it shows the comments

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.10.14 15:09:06 by Poisy Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Cool. Makes sense.

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.10.14 16:02:52 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Hi rob I see its not working for the Windows phone like Nokia and that are you going that route

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.10.14 18:02:55 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @sharks4eve2013 (Comment 17) : honestly? Not any time soon.

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.10.14 18:11:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : Not a problem then as long as the website stays it’s all good ????

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.10.14 18:15:39 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @sharks4eve2013 (Comment 19) : the website’s not going anywhere bud

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.10.14 18:17:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • Suppose to be a smiley face not question mark’s

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.10.14 18:17:39 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Glad to hear that

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.10.14 18:19:29 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : Great work Robbo!!

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.10.14 20:12:39 by catfish Reply
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  • @catfish (Comment 23) : thanks buddy

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.10.14 20:19:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Commenting with me Sony Xperia Compact šŸ˜€

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.10.14 08:51:01 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : For IPhone/apple?

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.10.14 09:14:30 by MJ Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 25) : Top phone that

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.10.14 09:28:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MJ (Comment 26) : Sponsor me a macbook and we’ll talk.

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.10.14 09:28:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : haha

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.10.14 12:19:09 by MJ Reply

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  • @MJ (Comment 26) : @robdylan (Comment 28) : Welcome to the wonderful world of closed ecosystems.

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.10.14 12:19:16 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 30) : We clearly learnt nothing from microsoft

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.10.14 12:24:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : Rob I can’t get the app going as it always shows a “parse” error. I’m using Samsung S3 mini.

  • Comment 32, posted at 09.10.14 16:33:30 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 32) : can you post your exact Android version please?

  • Comment 33, posted at 09.10.14 16:50:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : 4.1.2 (hope that’s what you meant).

  • Comment 34, posted at 09.10.14 16:57:30 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 34) : yeah that’s perfect, thanks.

  • Comment 35, posted at 10.10.14 08:25:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 34) : you can download a version that should work for you here:

    http://www.sharksworld.co.za/apps/release/Sharksworld.apk

  • Comment 36, posted at 10.10.14 08:26:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • Are you still tweaking the app?

  • Comment 37, posted at 10.10.14 08:49:41 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 37) : Not really. Preparing it for official release now.

  • Comment 38, posted at 10.10.14 09:31:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : Cool

  • Comment 39, posted at 10.10.14 09:48:00 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Beyond excited! Just published my app to the Play store šŸ™‚

  • Comment 40, posted at 10.10.14 11:38:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) : Looks like a trip to the Play store is in order in that case. Congrats Rob!

  • Comment 41, posted at 10.10.14 11:50:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 41) : It’s not there yet…. seems it takes a while for it to show up

  • Comment 42, posted at 10.10.14 12:11:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob – is it meant to work on tablets? I get “Unfortunately Sharksworld has stopped” as soon as I try and open a thread.

    Lenovo Ideatab S6000-H Android 4.2.2 Kernel 3.4.5

  • Comment 43, posted at 10.10.14 12:42:01 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : No prob, it’s not like I don’t have it :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 10.10.14 12:45:38 by vanmartin Reply
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  • well well….

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=za.co.sharksworld.android.v2

  • Comment 45, posted at 10.10.14 12:50:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 43) : strange. Should work.

    What version do you have?

  • Comment 46, posted at 10.10.14 12:54:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) : The one from the Sharksworld url.

    Not a biggy. Works on my phone.

  • Comment 47, posted at 10.10.14 12:56:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) : 1.95

  • Comment 48, posted at 10.10.14 12:57:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 48) : strange. I tested it on my Nexus 7 tab and it worked pretty well. What size screen does your tab have?

  • Comment 49, posted at 10.10.14 13:06:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 47) : do me a favour please. Uninstall it and then reinstall it from the Google Play URL above.

    If it crashes again, you should be able to send me a crash report.

  • Comment 50, posted at 10.10.14 13:26:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 49) : 10 inch

  • Comment 51, posted at 10.10.14 13:34:41 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 50) : Still crashes. Does it send a crash report automatically?

  • Comment 52, posted at 10.10.14 13:37:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 52) : hmmm, I was under the impression it would.

    Does it only do it in landscape mode? Or any time you open a post?

  • Comment 53, posted at 10.10.14 14:51:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : I have tried portrait and landscape. I can see the list of articles either way, but the moment I open one it cans out.

  • Comment 54, posted at 10.10.14 15:12:32 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 54) : ok, I need to debug this with you.

    please send me an email. Rob at sharksworld.co.za

  • Comment 55, posted at 10.10.14 19:26:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • The SW app is finally available through search! Woohoo!

  • Comment 56, posted at 10.10.14 20:50:40 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : thanx Rob will try it this weekend.

  • Comment 57, posted at 10.10.14 23:23:27 by JD Reply
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  • Thanks Rob. The test version works perfectly on my Lenovo tablet

  • Comment 58, posted at 13.10.14 08:03:13 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 58) : awesome. That version should be live on Google Play now

  • Comment 59, posted at 13.10.14 08:48:58 by robdylan Reply
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