You are a mobile developer with an app on the store, serving thousands of people in different languages. But localizing the app — back and forth with your in-house translators every time you release a build — is a pain. Here is how to fix that, with a relatively undocumented yet open source software called GlotPress. Continue reading
I was actively working with LimeSurvey during Google Code-in ’11 and had promised them to integrate GlotPress with LimeSurvey (user tables) to help the translators and completed it some weeks back (though this was not the end result that they actually wanted, I’ll work on that later – thought I should write this before I forget the process myself – I know I have a short memory ;)). Continue reading
This post tells you how you can easily make an Android application to extract the text from the image being captured by the camera of your Android phone! We’ll be using a fork of Tesseract Android Tools by Robert Theis called Tess Two. They are based on the Tesseract OCR Engine (mainly maintained by Google) and Leptonica image processing libraries. Continue reading
2011 has brought the creation of a new and creative bulletin board software with it – bbPress. It is one of the most simple and fast forum packages available out there. Until now there was a standalone version of it, but recently, efforts have been made to convert it into a WordPress plugin. Well, we can’t say convert because it is entirely written from scratch, we’re just duplicating the same functionality which you would have found in bbPress standalone, and adding some new bits which would make your forum look super cool! 😉 Continue reading
You must have heard of the famous Mystique theme for WordPress, haven’t you? Well, I’ve ported it over to bbPress and it can be downloaded from here. As bbPress is not that much extensive as WordPress is (in features), there are some things which are missing from the port – like the widgetized sidebar, menus, thumbnails and some other small things. For the time being, there is no settings page – I’ll add one soon. Till then, you can edit the file settings.php located in the lib folder of the theme (from lines 11 to 20) for some basic settings.
- bbPress 1.0+ (works best with bbPress 1.1+ – it hasn’t been released yet)
There have been developments in the bbPress Trac in recent days, the plugin branch is now there (but of course not ready for use). JJJ and PeteMall have been working on it. And what more, I received my first props for the plugin :P.
Another thing is that now I would be rarely updating/adding plugins for standalone version (v1.1 or below) as it would be waste of time, instead I would spend my time on improving the bbPress plugin (v1.2 and above).
There are also some heated discussions going on in the bbPress forums about having another name for the plugin or having its version number as 2.0.
Also read: WordPress integration (official blog post)
Recently, I had released Scrim Email Saver Plugin for bbPress and Stef asked me if a WordPress version existed for the same. Today, I am releasing Scrim Email Saver Plugin for WordPress which filters your blog’s comments for Email IDs and converts them into Scr.im links so that your users’ Email IDs do not get picked up by bots and they receive less (if not zero) spam. Continue reading