|Re: Byron Foster's 42s for iPhone v. 2 upgrade in App Store|
Message #19 Posted by Byron Foster on 16 June 2009, 7:17 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Egan Ford
Hi Egan, Thanks for your feedback and your five stars!. The best place from a development standpoint for enhancement suggestions and bugs is at:
about PRLCD in 4 line mode, yea... there are probably several cases like this that 4 lines doesn't handle yet. In fact it was Thomas that fixed the original PRLCD issue. On the other hand, there are a few cases that it kind of falls out nicely, for example "SHOW" which operates unaware of 4 line mode, result in a nice effect such that it displays above the X and Y stack lines.
Import/export requires a WiFi connection so that it can act as an HTTP server. Given how spoiled I have been with i41CX+, this level of import/export is very minimal, however better than nothing.
Better than nothing? :) I would agree with you there, I would add it is even better than something. I think the web server solution is consistent across platforms, a minimal amount of fuss for most use cases, and familiar/intuitive, in my subjective point of view. I even like this solution more then placing files in a directory system somewhere, say for example if the iPhone allowed you to network file browse, it's harder to get wrong this way.
Kudos to Thomas Okken for writing the Free42 web server that provides this functionality. It is actually more capable then demonstrated in 42s in that it will actually upload and download files and store them on the local directory system, and also navigate a filesystem. This functionality is not exposed at the moment. Initial implementations of it allowed you to browse the entire iPhone directory system from root down and download files.
Anyway, I think this whole scheme will pay dividends in future releases by providing a consistent general purpose way for moving data files around.