FLITTER: SOURCE POSTED


(Updated 6/21) — Please go check out http://flotzam.com which is the released incarnation of this software!


I just posted the screen saver source to Flitter here.


 


It is now entirely configurable, both for Flickr and Twitter. To install, right click on the .scr file and click Install.  Click the settings button from within the screen saver user interface to configure it. This runs ONLY on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista.  If you are on XP or Server, you’ll need to download the .NET Framework: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=10cc340b-f857-4a14-83f5-25634c3bf043&displaylang=en


This is definitely v.0.0.0.1.  Please provide feedback, issues, bugs and any thing else that comes to mind.


Note that I had to pull the Facebook integration (for now) because I am using a .NET wrapper to Facebook that hasn’t been released just yet, but it is coming soon…


I’m using all kinds of other people’s code in this:



In future posts, I’ll go into a little more about how Tim Aidlin, the designer behind this, and I built it.


Comments (38)

  1. Mental block says:

    Ο κώδικας και τα executables της εφαρμογής που τρέχει σε όλο το MIX07 και δείχνει σε screen saver περιεχόμενο

  2. Microsoft Technical Evangelist Karsten Januszewski blogs about his WPF Screensaver he created that is

  3. Bil Simser says:

    That’s too bad, I was really looking forward to seeing the facebook integration as I’m strugging to figure out how to log into facebook without launching a web browser. There’s a VB.NET library out there so not sure why you had to pull the facebook code as I don’t consider it all that top secret. Hopefully we’ll see the full meal deal soon.

  4. vincos says:

    Great screensaver…I’ve written about it on my italian blog…thanks for sharing

  5. I’m still not sold on Twitter but decided to use it this week during Mix07 to keep up with the goings

  6. :] says:

    stupid question – do you come from Poland? or have just polish surname?

  7. Pierro says:

    howdy – pardon for that word, but AWESOME. Thank you

  8. Adam says:

    Is there a proposed date for the launch of the Facebook addition to the screensaver?

  9. PeteL's Blog says:

    Wow, just wow, that’s all I really need to say. MIX07 was insane, an absolute great time, and some fantastic

  10. karstenj says:

    To the folks asking about the Facebook part: I didn’t use the VB.net wrapper, but a different wrapper that is going to be released shortly.  Can’t give an exact date, but expect it in the next couple months.

    Oh, and my grandfather was from Poland.  

  11. Joshua Allen says:

    We just posted the source code for the mashup app that is showing on the big screens and machines at the event.

  12. peasorela says:

    nice to meet someone with polish ancestors.

  13. Will Smith says:

    I know it’s a beta product, but I’m seeing crashes as soon as soon as I press Preview on Vista 32-bit.

  14. Will Smith says:

    Never mind, I’m an idiot. Very cool screensaver

  15. Keith says:

    Any chance of a Mac OS X version?

  16. xxdesmus says:

    Doesn’t work correctly with dual screens. I am on Vista Home Premium 32-bit …it displays correctly on the right screen, but the left screen hangs on the "loading…" screen.

    xxdesmus AT the google email service if you want to get a hold of me for any reason.

    This looks great, I’d love to get this working correctly on my dual screen.

  17. I have started fooling with Twitter again, even though I said it sucked and I hated it. Maybe it’s more like a love/hate thing. I did it because Mybloglog has started integration with Twitter. Anyway, I came across some…

  18. Jeff says:

    Tried installing this on my WinXPpro machine and keep getting an error when I right-click install.

    The error just asks me to send info to Microsoft.

    Any ideas…I’m putting together a conference and would love to use this.

  19. Gwen Harper says:

    I tried downloading this and running the exe file in Windows Vista and it did not work.

  20. I suppose I’m not done with my MIX ’07 reports yet. Day 3 was interesting… Reverse chronologically

  21. Hmmm. Maybe it would be a good programming exercise for a new programmer to make a Linux-version of this.

    Or not. Huumm. Sounds like an interesting screensaver though. :]

  22. Great minds think alike:-

    http://zeroinfluence.wordpress.com/2007/04/22/smile-youre-live-on-flitter/

    I could ‘t get your screen saver to work (win xp)

    Here’s the error signature :

    AppName: flitter.scr      AppVer: 0.0.0.1     AppStamp:4636b26e

    ModName: kernel32.dll      ModVer: 5.1.2600.2945      ModStamp:44ab9a84

    fDebug: 0       Offset: 00012a5b

  23. teddlesruss says:

    On PIII laptop never gets past first base – "flitter has encountered an error and needs to close" – does this whether I run the .exe or try to run the screensaver or setup the screensaver.

  24. karstenj says:

    All you dudes on XP: it is probably crashing because you don’t have the .NET Framework Version 3.0 installed.  (Note to self: need to build an installer for this thing!) Until I do, go download it here and then try it:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=10cc340b-f857-4a14-83f5-25634c3bf043&displaylang=en

    Not sure why it is crashing on Vista…

  25. Plod says:

    twitter 的继续走红和第三方应用开发者密不可分,Flitter 是开源的屏幕保护程序,激活后自动获取 twitter 和 flickr 上的更新,更新目标和范围可以自行设置。 看来尝试通过 twitter 赢利的人还真不少,Debra Hamel 开设的 TwitterLit 每天更新两条书讯,链接直接跳转到 AMAZON 在线书店的页面,当然链接中加上了 affiliate 信息,不出所料已经有人称其为 Twitter 2.0 了。…

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  27. Tammy Everson says:

    Great example.  Also see thirteen23’s applications. Inspiring WPF!

  28. Tammy Everson says:

    For those interested, the link is <a href="http://www.thirteen23.com">thirteen23</a&gt;.  Arguably some of the best designed WPF examples out there.

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  30. I’m very interested in the phenomenon of Twitter. In this piece, I want to write about a particular aspect

  31. victor says:

    I’ve developed a windows screensaver for twittervision and flickrvision.

    download it at http://www.victormartingarcia.com/2007/05/23/twitter-flickr-vision-windows-screensaver/

  32. rabidrobot says:

    This is great.  Works for me 32bit Ultimate, Dual Monitor, my friends timeline, all works.  Looks very mod too.  Thanks!

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  34. (Updated 6/21) — Please go check out http://flotzam.com which is the released incarnation of this software! I just posted the screen saver source to Flitter here . It is now entirely configurable, both for Flickr and Twitter. To install, right click