iCornr Configuration Guide

  1. Edit your iCornr
  2. Create your splash and thumb images
  3. RSS URL
  4. Image Gallery
  5. Youtube URL
  6. Flickr URL
  7. Twitter URL
  8. Music Playlists
  9. Push Notification
  10. Wordpress Plugin
  1. Edit your iCornr

    You can at any time log into your iCornr account and edit your settings.

    You can edit your blog at the My iCornrs page.

  2. Create your splash and thumb images

    You may create 2 special images for your blog. The splash image will show when the blog is first opened and the thumb image gives your blog a face in the blog lists. Make the images with these formats:

    splash: 320x480 pixels
    thumb: 57x57 pixels

    Make sure you save the files with one of the following formats: .png .jpg .gif

    You can edit your blog at the My iCornrs page and set the correct URL for your thumb and splash images.

    Example URLs:
    http://www.myblog.com/splash.jpg
    http://www.myblog.com/thumb.jpg
  3. RSS URL

    This is the URL to your blog's rss feed. Here are some example URLs that may give you an idea what your own may be:

    Wordpress example rss URL:
    http://www.yourblog.com/feed
  4. Image gallery

    At the My iCornrs page you can create new image galleries and add references to images in them. For each image you need to add a thumb URL and an URL pointing to the actual image.

    The galleries only have references (links) to your images. It never stores anything on the iCornr server.

  5. Youtube URL

    If you have uploaded any movies to Youtube you can add them to iCornr by providing the correct feed URL. The feed URL has the following format:

    http://www.youtube.com/rss/tag/queenemeralda.rss
    Here "queenemeralda" is the user that you have uploaded youtube movies with.

  6. Flickr URL

    If you are uploading images to flickr and want to display them in the iCornr app you can add the flicker feed URL.

    To find out your Flickr feed URL you should read this article:

    http://www.flickr.com/services/feeds/docs/photos_public/

    Here is an example Flickr feed URL:
    http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?id=35498941@N07&format=rss2

    In this example URL above the id is 35498941@N07 which is a userid at Flickr. You should replace this with your own userid. To find out your own user id log into Flickr.

    Don't forget to add the

    &format=rss2

    You can also find out your full Flickr RSS URL if you go to your page at Flickr and click on the orange RSS icon near the bottom of the page.

  7. Twitter URL

    If you are posting messages to twitter and wish to publish them with iCornr you simply have to add your twitter RSS feed.

    Here is an example Twitter feed URL:

    http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/29784357.rss

    In the example above the number "29784357" is a Twitter id. Replace this with your own id.

    To find out your twitter id you should log into twitter.

    You can find out your full RSS feed URL by going to:

    http://twitter.com/Yourusername

    Replace "yourusername" with your own username (obviously). In the right menu at the bottom you can see an orange RSS icon. Click on it to see your own twitter feed URL.

  8. Music playlists

    If you have created your own music you can add URLs to your .mp3 files and arrange these into playlists. For each track you can configure the .mp3 URL, lyrics URL and an URL to iTunes store (if it is available there for purchase).

    The mp3 URL should point to your mp3 file. You can host it on your own server or somewhere else.

    The lyrics URL should point to a webpage that shows the lyrics for the song. This page should preferably be configured to look good on iphone.

    Example iTunes URL:

    itms://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=315295594

    You should replace the id=315295594 in the example above with the id to your own song.

    To find out the id for your song you can view it in iTunes on your computer. It will look like this:

    Click on the arrow next to the buy button (marked with red on the image above)

    Select copy link. Paste this into a text editor. This link will look like this:

    http://itunes.apple.com/se/album/jag-hjarta-du-sant-single/id315295594

    Here you can copy the id from the end of the link and put it into your iTunes link for your song. The link should then look like this:

    itms://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=315295594
  9. Push Notification

    If you have VIP status on your iCornr account you may send push notifications to everyone that have subscribed to receive push notifications from your iCornr. When they view your iCornr on the iPhone app they can switch push notifications on/off.

    A push notification is a short message that is sent to the iPhone app immediately when you "push" it through iCornr. You can send short messages from your iCornr on the website but the beauty of push notifications come when you configure your blog to send these notifications every time you write a new blog post for example.

    Before you can send a push notification with your iCornr account you must first generate a "push id". This is your password for sending messages to your subscribers. You should keep this push id SECRET at all times. You are responsible for everything that is sent through your iCornr account. You can re-generate this push id at anytime if you feel that it may have been compromised or just to be safe. If someone use your push id they may send messages with your iCornr account and it will appear as if they were yours. NOT GOOD. Keep your push id SAFE and SECRET at all times.

    You are limited to sending 1 push notification per minute.

    To send a push notification you simply have to call this URL:

    http://www.icornr.com/push.php

    You have to provide a few parameters to the URL.

    pushid=
    blogid=
    message=
    				

    The push id is the exact push id from your iCornr account. The blog id is also the unique id of your iCornr account. The message parameter is simply the message that you want to push to your iPhone subscribers. The message can be max 50 characters long.

    An example push URL may look like this:

    http://www.icornr.com/push.php?blogid=10&message=testing&pushid=DIf6CeCJ5ZZOMxC7OB1AmF5Zjq4NNO

    To be able to send push notifications you must set which host (computer) that is allowed to send push notifications with your iCornr account. If you wish to send a message with the form on the iCornr website this push host must match your own computer hostname.

    If you are setting up your blog to send automatic push notifications for new posts and similar, the push host on you iCornr account must match the hostname of your blog's server.

  10. Wordpress Plugin

    This Wordpress plugin can be used with Wordpress blogs to enable push notification when you publish new posts. Installation is simple and all you have to do is upload the unzipped plugin folder to your wordpress blog and set your blog id and push id in the settings.

    icornrpush.zip
    icornrpush-readme.txt

    More xamples for how to set up automatic push for your blog coming soon!