WootWatch Update – Adds kids.woot Support

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WootWatch WootWatch, an application that shows you the current item selling on Woot.com, has been update to version 1.5. The update adds a few new features including the integration of kids.woot into the application. Check out the full change log below. Another cool new feature is the ability to rearrange the tabs on the lower menu bar.

1.5 Change Log:
– kids.woot support
– Popups for additional images
– Tabs can be reordered
– “X” button disappears from zoom view, perfect for taking screenshots (Home + Sleep)
– Minor bug fixes and UI tweaks
– Compiled for iPhone 2.2.1 and later, so iPod Touch users who haven’t upgraded to 3.0 can enjoy the latest bug fixes and features
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WootWatch Fix/Update Coming Soon

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WootWatchDuring a recent Woot-Off on Woot.com my WootWatch app stopped working. I contacted the developer and got the following response:

Dear WootWatch user,

Yes, the app stopped working on Thursday morning. This started when woot.com made a change to their page that broke WootWatch’s processing logic. In my defense, the change they made was technically a coding error on their part (they inserted a non-permitted XML character), but although that makes me feel better, it doesn’t help you get your daily Woot fix.

I’ve submitted a patch to the App Store that would work around this problem. You’ll see it as version 1.4.2.1, and it will be available for download as soon as Apple approves the submission.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

– Dave Rahardja
drahardja@pobox.com

PS: I can’t believe they changed their code in the middle of a Woot-Off. Yikes!

Great News! We’ll let you know when the update is released. If you’ve never heard of Woot or WootWatch, check out this review: WootWatch for Today‚Äôs Woot-Off!