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Yummy Settings

The functionality of Yummy that we’ve seen over the last couple of weeks has pretty much been what you get “out of the box.” There is, however, an increasingly large number of switches and options in the Settings application that you can set to customise Yummy to work just the way you like.

You credentials are typically set when you launch Yummy for the first time. If you want to change to a different user or you’ve changed your password, this is where you change it.

Share new posts. Are new bookmarks public or private by default?

Refresh on startup. By default Yummy with try to synchronise your bookmarks as soon as you start. If you don’t change your bookmarks very often or have a lot of bookmarks and it takes a while to refresh, you may prefer to sync manually.

Remember last screen. If this option is set to ON Yummy will start in the same mode you were using last time you had it open. (Yes, in version 2.0 there’s a typo. This will be fixed in the next version.)

Shake to refresh. A fun option suggested by a user. Rather than having to press the Refresh button in the menu screen, you can simply shake your iPhone or iPod touch to initiate a full sync.

Twitter Client. Many Yummy users also regularly use Twitter. This option allows you to send bookmarks to your favourite Twitter client,

Shorten URL. If enabled, Yummy will shorten the URL using before sending to Twitter. This option is not used when sending links to Safari or Mail.

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Web Preview

A popular request from users of version 1.0 if Yummy was a built-in web page viewer. I was more than happy to oblige.

The “action” menu at the bottom right is exactly the same as that found in the post view screen, with the same functionality and operation.

While mainly designed to view your bookmarks, it’s not unusual to venture off the well trodden path occasionally. If you find a page you want to bookmark as well, you can add it to Delicious using the “add” button which you’ll find to the left of the action button.

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All the information that holds about your bookmarks are available in Yummy, whether you are on- or off-line.

Of course there’s no point in just looking at your bookmarks! You want to do something with them. The first option is hinted at by the arrow to the right of the URL. This opens the web preview. I’ll be talking about that a little more tomorrow.

There are further options that you can find by pressing the “Action” button in the bottom right of the screen:

The two options that are always available are open the link in Safari and send it to Mail. You can also configure Yummy to send the bookmark (optionally shortened using to Twitter. More about that in a couple of days.

You can also edit any bookmark by pressing the “Edit” button in the top right of the screen. Unlike in Yummy version one, all editing, with the exception of the date field, is performed directly in this screen without flipping to an edit only screen.

An “add bookmark” screen looks very similar (see above) but the operation is exactly the same. You can add new bookmarks by pressing the “add” button that you’ll find in most Yummy screens. As with version one, the bookmarklet is also available when you’re in Safari. The instructions for adding it are exactly the same as before.

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Searching for Bookmarks

Searching has always been a big feature of Yummy and has been revamped and improved for version two.

For starters, the screen looks different:

Note how that here we have searched for bookmarks that have both the “iphone” and “development” tag. A similar trick applies when you search by title and notes fields: it searches for all words but not necessarily in any given order. For example searching for “hello world” would find both “Hello there, world” and “World says Hello.”

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View by Tag

Brand new in Yummy 2.0 is the ability to browse through your bookmarks by tag. You could already search for them but a number of users indicated that a screen like this would be very useful:

From here you can drill down to get a list of bookmarks.

One neat touch here (if I do say so myself) is that pressing “Add” button pre-populates the tags field with the current tag, so in this case the “Add bookmark” screen would have “iphone” in the tag field.

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View by Date

Users of Yummy version 1.0 will find this screen the most familiar as it was the default. Nevertheless you will find some changes here.

Rather than have a section heading for every date, the granularity changes as you head back in time. You get a heading for every day of the last week, one for the whole of the week before that, and then fewer and fewer headings as you head even further back in time. You can get to every one of your bookmarks this way but it’s probably easier to search if it’s an old one.

These other methods of finding your old bookmarks will be covered in the next couple of days.

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Menu Screen

There’s not a lot to say about the menu screen in the new version of Yummy.

From here you can select how you want to find your bookmarks. Using the toolbar at the bottom you can also force a refresh (useful mainly if you’ve disabled the automatic refresh on startup option) or add a new bookmark. We’ll cover all the various options in the next week or two.

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Launching Yummy for the First Time

In Yummy 1.0, one thing that caught a number of users out the first time they started Yummy was where to enter their username and password. The Apple convention of keeping settings in the Settings application seems not to have filtered into many iPhone and iPod touch users’ consciousness.

Version 2 makes this whole experience much easier. New users (and everyone upgrading) will see the following screen the first time they run it:

Once you enter your username and password, Yummy will check that they’re valid (so you need network connectivity when you do it) and immediately start to download all your bookmarks. This may take a while if you have a lot of bookmarks, and using WiFi rather than the cell network is not a bad idea. It’s best to wait until they’re all downloaded before exiting but nothing will break if you don’t. You can use Yummy while it’s downloading, so don’t feel that you have a sit and wait, staring at the status bar.

Talking of the “status bar,” the home screen and status bar will be the subject of the next post. Stay tuned.

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In the wild there are millions of iPhone and iPod touches and billions of web pages. While I’ve worked hard to test Yummy on as many handsets and with as many bookmarks as possible, it’s just not possible to try out every combination. So while most people who download Yummy find that it Just Works, there’s a small chance that it doesn’t work the way you expect or returns you to the home screen without any warning.

Of course I will do what I can to help.

Whatever happened, I will be more able to help if you can provide me with a succinct and precise description of it. Details are good — but don’t send me passwords!

If it crashed — returned you to the home screen — I will find your crash logs and bookmarks very helpful.

After you’ve synced with iTunes the crash logs should be in one of the following folders:

On Mac OS X they are located in ~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/MobileDevice.

Windows XP: C:Documents and SettingsApplication DataApple computerLogsCrashReporter/

Windows Vista: C:UsersAppDataRoamingApple computerLogsCrashReporter/MobileDevice/

Secondly, it would be an enormous help if you could send me an export/backup of your bookmarks. (Settings in the top right of the delicious web page and then “Export” in the Bookmarks section.) Of course I would understand if you wanted to keep them private.

You can then email me (support at yummyapp dot com) with the details.

One final note: unfortunately even if I identify the problem I can’t send you a fix immediately. Everything has to go through Apple and they are currently taking about a week to approve new applications. I will offer a work-around if possible.


Frequently Anticipated Questions

Yummy has only been available on the App Store for a couple of days now so I’ve not got a lot of feedback about it yet. However I have seen comments posted about other applications and so thought I would pre-empt your questions with this post. Feel free to ask further questions in the comments and I will do my best to answer them.

What happens if I add a new bookmark when I’m offline?

It goes without saying that accessing your bookmarks without being online is going to be somewhat limiting. Having said that, Yummy goes to some lengths to make sure that none of your edits go missing. If you lose connectivity, it will queue up all your changes and send them to when you’re next online.

Can I get an evaluation copy?

Unfortunately Apple does not allow this possibility in their App Store. There is no other way to distribute iPhone applications on a large scale.