Put a Chatbox In Your Buzztouch App with Shoutbox

Setting up a Chatbox in your Buzztouch app is simple.

Shoutbox gives you three methods to connect the user with your Chatbox:
But lots of ads!

First Method: via URL
A URL which you can cut and paste.

This is how I setup the Chatbox in my Buzztouch App.

Create a free Chatbox with Shoutbox.


Copy the url from your Chatbox.

Create a Custom URL – Webpage screen in Buzztouch.

Paste the URL into the Internet URL / Web Address box.


Save the changes.

Update the app.

This is what I ended up with.


Nice, isn’t it.

Second Method: Embedded Link

When this Chatbox is viewed via this embedded link [Mobile Buzz v1.5 Chatbox] with a Android phone, it is not mobile friendly.

Third Method: Javascript

<noscript>Enable Javascript to get full functionality of this <a

The End

  • blueimp Open Source Chat Box it’s suppose to be ad free. I haven’t used it. As Modified for Buzztouch Android
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    MySkylla Wish List

    Here’s a list of How-To’s & Features I would like see.

    If you have any of these (or other) implemented in your app and have a detailed description please send it in & I’ll post it.

    So, Here’s then Wish List:

    Push Notification

    User specific live chat.



    This post will be updated frequently.


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    A Study of Buttons, Buzztouch,Button Boxes, Button Images & Pixels

    Various Icon sizes:


    This is how the icons will look in a button menu set to 65 (small device):


    Pretty much as I expected, except pixel size 128, what happen?

    Notice how the button images sit in the button box.

    Here’s the same button menu with Button background color set to “clear”. (Please note clear is not the same as empty.)


    Please note, “Transparency” is not about making the “Button Box” disappear.

    I didn’t enter a value in the Transparency box to make these changes.

    How-To: Create Your Buzztouch App Using Eclipse

    How-To: Create Your Android Buzztouch Apk With Eclipse
    by MySkylla

    This Part is a How-To create your Android Buzztouch Apk with Eclipse.

    This Part picks up from the end of Creating Your Mobile App Using Buzztouch.

    In the previous Part covered:
    a. Creating a simple app in Buzztouch,
    b. Creating your file structure on your computer, and
    c. Downloading the Buzztouch Source Code.

    In this Part I’ll lead you thru the following steps:

    1. Creating the Eclipse Project.

    2. Modifying the app’s Manifest to allow “Install to SD card”.

    3. Exporting the Apk.

    4. Creating your Release Keystore & ReleaseKey.

    5. Posting your Apk to Dropbox.

    The next Guide will be about installing the App onto your Android Device.

    The MySkylla Mobile App Development Guide homepage can be found with this link.

    To help you understand the process I’ll refer to the HelloFred app which we created previously.  The app you create by following this guide should use your name. Simply use your name instead of “Fred”.

    For example, if your name is “Susan”, you should call your app, “HelloSusan”.

    Once you complete this Guide you should be able to create apps, install the apps to your device and either self-publish the apps or place the apps on one of various app markets.

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    AndroidManifest.xml file missing! It’s a Frequent Problem in Eclipse for Buzztouch Users

    AndroidManifest.xml file missing! is a frequent problem encountered when compiling your Project in Eclipse.

    You can look at the Source Code files and verify the Manifest is there. If so it’s a problem in the setup.

    Following are various solutions tried by various persons.

    The source of the problem has not been identified so why if any of these solutions work is difficult to say. Try these solutions, please comment if a solution works or doesn’t work. Any insights would be appreciated. Also please post the following:

    A. Which Eclipse version your using?
    B. Which Buzztouch version you’re using?
    C. If you used the Windows Eclipse installer?

    Possible Solutions:

    1. Turn everything off and restart.

    2. Right-click on Project
    Select Android Tools
    Select Build Project Properties

    3. I would first verify your installation is complete. Was something missing? If so, please post.

    4. Copy and paste the android manifest into Eclipse.

    5. Click File > Switch Workplace > Other

    Change the location of your workspace….for me I had a custom workspace, so I just changed it back to

    C:UsersMyProfileWorkspace and what do you know it worked.”

    Have another solution, please post it. With a collabrative effort we can solve this problem.

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