This is another in the series of hopefully useful articles on using Auteureist™ The first thing you do (even before you start the app for the first time) is set up some global information that is used by the app. These settings are common between the iPhone and iPad versions so the information is the same (albeit the screenshots will be different.) These are found in the Settings App on the home screen of your device. Launch the settings app and scroll down until you find the Auteureist™ item.
You will be presented with a scrolling list divided into sections:
I’ll go through the various sections and settings.
= Section: Export Email
• “Export Email”. Here you can enter your own email address. This will facilitate email what you write to yourself (a quick way of getting what you write onto your desk or laptop. This email is picked up automatically by various functions like exporting and posting. You should note that future releases will use this information more consistently.
= Section: Posterous Blog
• Posterous Email This item is an email address you use to post to your Posterous blog. This is the default email to use. You can override this setting in the individual blog setup, or at the time you actually post a blog entry to Posterous. This setting must be filled in with a valid Posterous email to enable Posterous support.
= Section: Tumblr
• Tumblr Email This item is an email address you get from the Tubmlr “Goodies” page of your account. This is NOT the email you used to set up Tumblr, but rather, the one you post to.
= Section: Twitter
This section allows posting to your Twitter stream. You need to have JournalMode and you need to authorize the app with Twitter (done the first time you try to post). • Username
This is your Twitter user name and represents your Twitter stream.
• Password This is your Twitter account password.
= Section: Dropbox
This section controls access to your Dropbox account, which can be used for backing, restoring, and archiving your writing database.
• Dropbox Email This is your Dropbox account’s email address that you use to log in with. You will be prompted for a password each time you try to use your Dropbox. This is per the Dropbox developer agreement.
= Section: Accessability This controls what functions are allowed to use Auteureist™.
• Network Functions This switch controls whether Auteureist™ can access the network (cellular and wifi). This overrides the device’s settings if they are on. You should note that turning this off will deny access to certain functions such as the built-in web browser, exporting via wireless or the web server, etc.
• Location Functions This switch controls whether Auteureist™ can determine your GPS location. This overrides the device’s settings if they are on. This will disable determining and including your location when you create a journal entry in the Lifestream stream.
• Falling Banner This switch will turn off the falling blue banner that is shown when you start the app. This banner is used to provide important information about the applicaiton, updates, etc. It is NEVER used for advertising purposes. Some people find it annoying, so you can now turn it off and on as you wish.
= Section: Skin UI
• Use Skin
This switch determines whether the product skin is enabled. If it is turned off, the default device appearance is used for most elements of the UI:
If you turn the switch on, the app UI is colored with the Auteureist™ product colors:
Choose the look you prefer. No, you can’t invent your own skin. Also, on the iPad the switch is there, but it is disabled due some issues with how the iPad highlights custom list elements. Once I can resolve the issue, the feature will be enabled on the iPad.
Once you set the settings, you can start the app for the first time, or restart it it if if it is running in order for the changes to take effect.
One thing I should make clear, is that NONE of your information, location, writing is ever sent up to me, the Auteureist™ web sites, or anyone else. Your information is yours and always stays on your device unless you explicitly send it somewhere.