Mounder: Desktop Notifications for StackOverflow.com

by Gordon. 10 Comments

I spent the last few days teaching myself Flex 4 and AIR. Per my usual way of learning things I like to make (somewhat) functional applications. This time I made a desktop notification system for Stackoverflow. Currently it just notifies of new questions asked, subject to certain filters. Eventually I will add notifications for questions that have been answered, among other things. If you install it now, it should update to the latest version automatically in the future. Use the badge below to try it out and let me know what you think:

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  • http://hoisie.com/ Michael Hoisie

    When I launch it, the loading progress bar never finishes. Is there a request that blocks? I’m running it on a mac.

    • http://hempton.com ghempton

      There shouldn’t be any blocking requests. Haven’t tested it on a mac yet though. Any chance you can send me a screen shot?

      • http://hoisie.com/ Michael Hoisie

        The loading process doesn’t seem to start.

        http://imgur.com/K6ZF3

        • http://hempton.com ghempton

          Hmm thanks for the screen shot. I think its probably an exception being thrown when the system tray menu is set (since that might be OS specific). I will have to borrow my sisters computer to fix this. Just as a side note, do/can you run Flex Builder on Mac OSX?

          • http://hoisie.com/ Michael Hoisie

            I see. If you post the code on github or something like that, I could take a quick look.

  • http://hoisie.com/ marketer

    When I launch it, the loading progress bar never finishes. Is there a request that blocks? I'm running it on a mac.

    • http://hempton.com ghempton

      There shouldn't be any blocking requests. Haven't tested it on a mac yet though. Any chance you can send me a screen shot?

      • http://hoisie.com/ marketer

        The loading process doesn't seem to start.

        http://imgur.com/K6ZF3

        • http://hempton.com ghempton

          Hmm thanks for the screen shot. I think its probably an exception being thrown when the system tray menu is set (since that might be OS specific). I will have to borrow my sisters computer to fix this. Just as a side note, do/can you run Flex Builder on Mac OSX?

          • http://hoisie.com/ marketer

            I see. If you post the code on github or something like that, I could take a quick look.