One Direction

Just made a long-needed change to Textise. I noticed a little while ago that pages had stopped reporting SSL errors and were now complaining about “too many redirects”. I was pretty sure that the web service had code to deal with this but guess what? – it didn’t. The solution I found came in […]


I’ve been making some changes to the way that Textise manages subscribers. Subscriptions are available to web masters who want to use Textise to power Text Only/Accessibility links on their pages. The rules for subscriptions are pretty simple, as laid out on the For Web Developers page: Commercial use Textise is free for personal use. […]

October News

Overall usage figures for Textise continue to rise. Some comparative figures: Textise Page Views Month 2010 2011 July 4,342 12,920 August 4,076 13,256 September 3,381 12,325 October (1 – 23) 3,036 9,427 Around a three-fold increase, then. Pretty good. Apologies to those of you using the Windows Phone 7 app. If you’re using the new […]

Oh, by the way…

First up, apologies for the recent outage on both the web-site and the WP7 app. This was due to some serious problems I was having with the web service. I’m still unsure whether it was caused by me or my hosting company: the problem was intermittent, which suggests something wrong at their end, but it […]

Textise WP7 app – ‘Testing in progress’

I’ve gone and done it now, haven’t I? I’ve submitted my app to the Windows Marketplace where it’s being tested. Or possibly not, this being a Sunday, although I suppose it’s possible that the little Microsoft testing elves are cruelly made to work 7 day weeks. Here’s hoping! I had such fun, reading through the […]

Textise WP7 app – nearly done

Worked quite a lot on the app yesterday and today (yes, working – for you! – on a Bank Holiday Weekend). Most of what I wanted to do for the first release is now done and it looks sort of like this.. That’s a terrible picture, isn’t it? It was taken using the webcam on […]