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Old 09/21/2012, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MojoWhatsup v1.6.2 (alpha)
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MojoWhatsup is an IM application for Webos that allows you to chat with your Whatsapp friends

MojoWhatsup has been developed as a Webos hybrid app, i.e. a javascript webos app (based in Mojo framework) and a plugin (mojowhatsup_service_plugin) in C++. The plugin implements almost all Whatsapp communication API.

I've tested this app in my HP Veer and my Touchpad. I've also tested it in Pre 2, and Pre 3 emulators. It works for me but surely there will be bugs that I have not detected.
Please test it on your own and if you find any troubles contact me.

INCLUDED FEATURES (GENERAL DESCRIPTION)
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- SMS registration.
- Group and person chats.
- Notification preferences (sound, vibration, banner, etc).
- Emojis (thanks to tgalal, wazapp)
- Sending and receiving media files (images, videso, audio, contacts, location).
- Group creation (adding/removing contacts, change subject)
- Seeing contacts status. Contacts are retreived from device contact databse.
- Set/see personal status.
- Set/see contacts/groups pictures.
- New emoji set
- Encrypted protocol

NOT INCLUDED FEATURES
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- Favorite contacts.

DOWNLOAD LINKS
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Last version (1.6.8)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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See FAQ

CHANGE LOG
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(new)v1.6.2 - September 24, 2013
- GUI simplification (removed main-menu scene)
- Solved the problem of image preview
- Solved the problem of unread message display
- Choose between Palm or Whatsapp speech bubles in Preferences
- Open a private chat with a group participant tapping on his/her message
- Solved some other minor bugs

v1.6.1 - September 20, 2013
- Added functionality to mute individual group chats
- Added option to change the background image of the chat (in Preferences)
- Attempt to solve the problem of emojis on iPhone (please try it and tell me)
- Changed speech bubbles
- Updated Chinese, Italian and Netherlands translations
- Solved some other minor bugs

v1.6.0 - September 12, 2013
- Fixed last registration problem (fail-old-version)
- Send audio memos using microphone button in chat view
- Added support for broadcast messages
- Send/forward message to multiple recipients
- Export chat messages into html file
- See online status in contacts list
- Solved some other minor bugs

v1.5.6 - August 16, 2013
- Fixed last registration problem (fail-old-version)

v1.5.5 - June 24, 2013
- Fixes the problem getting the sms/voice code.

v1.5.4 - May 12, 2013
- Fixed last registration problem (fail-old-version)

v1.5.3 - April 12, 2013
- Fixed media upload problem
- Delete gesture in chats list only delete the chat from the list
- Added menu item 'delete all messages from chat' in chat view
- Added menu item 'delete all messages from all chats' in chats list view

v1.5.2 - March 20, 2013
- Show all availabe profile pictures in contacts list
- Fixed update contacts status

v1.5.1 - January 11, 2013
- Fixed fail-old-version problem
- New improved chat header
- Updated italian and chinese translations
- NOTE: due to a Whatsapp change, contacts status are not updated

v1.5.0 - December 20, 2012
- New registration method (v2)
- Integration with Sony Ericsson MBW-150
- Send message using forward gesture on gesture area
- Added remove account option in Account Configuration
- Added purchase subscription option in Account Configuration
- Added forward to group/forward to contact options in message popup menu
- Upon firing a notification sound, wait 2 seconds until playing the next

v1.4.3 - November 13, 2012
- Fixed plugin error problem when receiving picture notifications

v1.4.2 - November 13, 2012
- New voice method to request the registration code
- Fixed picture preview problem
- Fixed plugin error when sending a picture
- Plugin recompiled in order to support Pixi processor
- Fixed the visualization problem of some emojis
- Fixed the timestamp problem of offline messages
- Enabled log ERROR level in the plugin for debugging puposes
- Some other minor changes

v1.4.1 - November 8, 2012
- Implemented Whatsapp encrypted protocol 1.2
- Therefore the login problem is fixed
- Updated Chinese, Italian and Netherlands translations

v1.4.0 - October 26, 2012
- Added change status feature
- Added complete picture support: profile picture, group pictures and contact pictures
- Added new emoji collection
- Fixed some minor bugs

v1.3.3 - October 10, 2012
- Workaround for last login problem

v1.3.2 - October 8, 2012
- Added notification when a new version is available
- German translation corrected and Russian translation added
- Sends presence unavailable message when app is inactive, in backgraund or minimized
- Fixed issue with messages not coming in background mode

v1.3.1 - October 5, 2012
- Fixed contact load problem
- Updated german and italian translations

v1.3.0 - October 5, 2012
- Fixed registration problem (fail-old-version)
- Added reduce image before sending in preferences
- Added contacts phone types to import in preferences
- Fixed Chinese translation
- Added French translation
- Added change language in preferences

v1.2.0 - October 1, 2012
- Chinese translation (thanks to tonyw)
- Updated scaled Pre3 icons (thanks to virox)
- Added contacts status (in contacts list)
- Fixed image thumb and image viewer (Pre3)
- Other minor bugs fixed

v1.1.0 - September 26, 2012
- German, italian, netherlands translations (thanks to Sonic-NKT, virox, cainvommars, DMeister, wMark90)
- Problem importing all contacts fixed (thanks to capepe)
- Pre3 1.5 folder with MojoWhatsup scaled icon (thanks to virox)
- Orange/Ctrl + Enter sends message
- Removed nojail statement
- Fixed problem with screen orientation when returning from image viewer
- Message font size included in preferences
- Fixed some other minor bugs

v1.0.0 - September 21, 2012
- Public release!
- Max phone length corrected in account configuracion


INSTALLATION AND EXECUTION NOTES:
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- Download above .ipk file. Install it in your device using Preware, Internalz or WebOSQuickInstall.
- Maybe the first time you launch the app you will see an empty card. In this case relaunch application.
- Due to the fact that is an hybrid app, the plugin has to be associated to a webos 'stage'. So, the only way to run it in background is minimizing as a dashboard stage.
- Another problem I found is that webos blocks socket connections when device goes slepp after a few minutes. So, you cannot receive or send messages after wake up. To only way to keep awake device all the time is to use Power Manager service, but it really drains battery life. For this reason I added in preferences the possibility of choosing reconnection intervals when app is in backgroud (dashboard).


LICENSE
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Copyright (c) 2012, Antonio Morales <amoralico@gmail.com>

MojoWhatsup is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms
of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation,
either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

MojoWhatsup is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with MojoWhatsup.
If not, see Licenses - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF).

CONTACT INFO
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e-mail: amoralico@gmail.com


SOURCE CODE
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I've upload source code to ginhub: https://github.com/amoralico/mojowhatsup

DONATE
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If this application has been useful for you or you liked it, please consider donating.
I spent part of my spare time in the last three months to develop this application.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...if%3aNonHosted

ACKNOWLEDEMENTS
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I have been able to develop this application thanks to all Internet users who have previously spent their time selflessly to bring this application to unsupported devices.
Thanks to Tarek Galal (tgalal) for "wazzapp", the whatsup client for Maemo devices.
Thanks to "virox" from the webos nations forums for the application icon.
Thanks also to the members of webosnations forums, in particular the "Whatsapp for Webos" thread.
Thanks to "Eric Blade" (eblade), because surely the version he is developing will be much more suitable for webos devices than mine. I'm looking out a version that integrates with Synergy.
In general thanks to whole internet community for their posts regarding this issue that have helped me a lot.
And finally thanks to Palm and HP to develop the Webos operating system that has surprised me so much.
Thanks to isagar2004 for helping with registration problem.


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Enjoy it

Antonio Morales

P.D. Sorry for my english.

Last edited by amoralico; 02/13/2014 at 01:26 PM. Reason: New release 1.6.2
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Old 09/21/2012, 01:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds interesting. And with webOS’s security concept we won’t have the problems like other OSes have/had, right!?

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Old 09/21/2012, 04:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Coming soon MojoWhatsup, a Webos client for the famous application Whatsapp.
Whaaat? More info, please! I've been following Eric Blade's efforts, and now this comes as a complete surprise! Where did it came from?
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Old 09/21/2012, 05:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That would be great! Do you have a time frame established or just a spare time project? Need to know if I'll have to come here each day or not so frequently. As an independent app? Personally I love webOS synergy. I still pay to have it as a synergy service instead of an app. But whatever works is fine.
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Old 09/21/2012, 07:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That would be great! Do you have a time frame established or just a spare time project? Need to know if I'll have to come here each day or not so frequently. As an independent app? Personally I love webOS synergy. I still pay to have it as a synergy service instead of an app. But whatever works is fine.
Hi, I'm waiting for the post to be approved.
Is an independent app, a personal project. But it will be public.
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Old 09/21/2012, 07:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Whaaat? More info, please! I've been following Eric Blade's efforts, and now this comes as a complete surprise! Where did it came from?
It comes from my own. It's a webos hybrid app (like wIrc), based on Mojo framework. it includes most of the features of Whatsapp.
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Old 09/21/2012, 07:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sounds interesting. And with webOS’s security concept we won’t have the problems like other OSes have/had, right!?

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I do not know what problem you are referring, but I can say that this app is based in the code of other Whatsapp clients (like wazapp for maemo devices).
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Old 09/21/2012, 07:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That is amazing work. This client is even better than the official client for WP7.

I take my hat off to you!
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Old 09/21/2012, 10:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Excelent work!!! works great!!!!
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Old 09/22/2012, 12:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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amoralico,
Will it work on TouchPad? Can you post screenshot of interface please?
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Old 09/22/2012, 12:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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amoralico,
Will it work on TouchPad? Can you post screenshot of interface please?
screenshots of UI =) it's working excelent, i found..i think one bug, when download a video and the playing finish the touchpad is reboted, sorry for my bad english haaha.
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Old 09/22/2012, 02:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for you work. What do I have to choose for 'Push name'l? Anything I want? I don't get any Sms after requesting the code (German number). Any idea?

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Old 09/22/2012, 02:59 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I took very long, but I received a sms code now. Thanks!

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Old 09/22/2012, 03:36 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Seems to work for me too!

I do have 1 problem though! One of my friends 100% sure has WhatsApp, but his number doesn't appear in contacts? Any idea how to fix this?
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I received the SMS code in no time. So, for my understanding: I use the mobile phone number of my contacts for sending messages, right? What happens if they don’t have Whatsup installed?
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Anyway: Nice work and good to know that webOS is still able to keep up!
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Old 09/22/2012, 04:46 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Amoralico, thanks for your great work, working flawlessly on my Pre2!
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Amoralico, thanks for your great work, working flawlessly on my Pre2!
How is the "connection" problem? Did you use the time interval thing? Is the dashboard icon annoying?
What about battery drain? Any differences?

Thanks to the OP for his effort
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Old 09/22/2012, 05:04 AM   #20 (permalink)
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wow this came out of nowhere and it works great as far as i have tested it.
great to have this on my pre3 finally

is it normal that contacts show all contacts with phone numbers even if they definatly dont have whatsapp?

do you plan translations? wouldnt mind helping for a german version.
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