Need to share a bill?

September 8th, 2008

Ok, so this isn’t really related to the app you all know and love (Phantasmagoria, that is), but we think you should check it out regardless.

Every now and then here at DevelDerby, we need to share a bill with someone. Perhaps you’ve attended a lunch, or you picked up “Java for dummies” for all your employees, or perhaps bought lemonade for everyone at a prehistoric dig, whatever. The point is that you need to find a suitable way of keeping track of everyone that owes you money, how much they owe, and more of such unpleasantness. We at DevelDerby are in that situation all the time, and we finally found a great way to deal with it.

shareabill.com is a great new service tailored towards those situations. Check it out, share your bills, get your money back, and think of us here at DevelDerby who told you about it. And you vikings out there who bought mead for your whole ship, the service is also available in Norwegian (delregning.no). And of course, download Phantasmagoria if you haven’t allready - it’s the best free image application around!

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Wishlist for the next version

June 9th, 2008

The next update of Phantasmagoria (version 1.1) is scheduled for this summer, and we at DevelDerby would like to get your thoughts on what we should focus on.

Here’s a small list on some of the things that will get some much-needed attention in this update:

  • Better Twitter integration. Twitter is a fiddle fiend, and is plagued with downtime and API call limitations. Phantasmagoria does not currently treat this in an optimal manner, and this will be fixed. This should include choosable polling delay, and better error messages. The currently broken manual status update will also be fixed. Profile images should also be loaded when displaying new tweets.
  • Better Flickr integration. More options when uploading images to Flickr, and better integration between the Flickr and Twitter functionality.
  • A small bug in the text editor, where changes to font and color won’t preview until font size is changed, will be fixed.
  • More graceful camera device discovery.
  • More graceful update check. Important messages from the developers delivered straight to the application.
  • More links to online resources (including a forum).
  • More graceful uninstallation.
  • A bit more nagging. A lot of people use Phantasmagoria now, but few have donated. Dontations will still won’t be required, but will revieve a more noticable placement within the application.
  • Improved about screen, with more information about the connections to Flickr and Twitter.
  • Export directly to PDF.
  • Live previews in the Effect Chooser. This will require a substantial change in the base code, and might not perform well for all effects. It’s still something we will strive to achieve.

So that’s what we are currently planning on fixing. We cannot guarantee anything, but we’ll do our best!

What do you think? Anything else we really need to change? Now’s the time to voice your opinions; who knows when the next update will happen…

Send an email to fredrik@develderby.com, or better yet, leave a comment below! As always, feedback is appreciated, and posters will be invited when we celebrate our 1 million download… ;)

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    Translate Phantasmagoria to your native language

    May 21st, 2008

    The downloads of Phantasmagoria are going through the roof around the web, and Phantasmagoria now has its biggest user base in Spain, the U.S, Brazil, Norway, Czech Republic, Mexico, Argentina, the U.K, Chile and Germany. That’s the top ten, with Spain having most downloads.

    Now that means that there are languages that you guys want that Phantasmagoria currently does not support, as English and Norwegian are the only languages supported now. There are no employees at DevelDerby with sufficient knowledge in other languages, so translating into new languages is up to you.

    Phantasmagoria reads all its text for the user interface from a text file included with its program files. To translate into a new language, you simply need to insert correct strings into a copy of this file. It’s simple, and you would help out lots of users.

    Interested? Send an e-mail to fredrik@develderby.com, and we’ll send you all the info you need. Once you’re done, we’ll include support for the new language in the next version of Phantasmagoria, scheduled for release this summer.

    So what are you waiting for? Translate today, and the Phantasmagoria experience will get even better!

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    Give feedback

    May 6th, 2008

    This site is getting more hits every day, and more of you are finally experiencing the magic that is Phantasmagoria.

    And for those who haven’t taken the plunge, download Phantasmagoria here: www.develderby.com/phantasmagoria/

    We at DevelDerby Software appreciates feedback, so we encourage you to either send an e-mail to support@develderby.com with your thoughts, or better yet, leave your musings as comments to this post!

    All commenters will recieve a wave of happy and warm thoughts in their general direction.

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    Version 1.00 is out!

    May 1st, 2008

    As promised, version 1.00 of Phantasmagoria is now out.

    Download it at www.develderby.com/phantasmagoria.

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    Sample images online!

    April 30th, 2008

    So We at DevelDerby are still working hard with the site and version 1.0 if Phantasmagoria. As you can see, we’ve uploaded a bunch of sample images, all created with the lates build of Phantasmagoria.

    Go to the new Samples page, and check them out!

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    Setting up!

    April 28th, 2008

    Welcome to the brand new Phantasmagoria product page. As you can see, everything is a bit hectic here right now, but we at DevelDerby are doing everything to get the site properly set up. So please be patient, and things will be rock solid before you know it!

    A beta version has been uploaded for you to play with while you wait for the real deal, so head over to the download page to check it out!

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