Party Sign

Party Sign version 1.6.0 – Join the party with flashy messages

Purpose

Have you ever wanted to relay a message to somebody but they were too far away or in a car? Want to send a sexy message in a noisy dance club? Or do you just want everybody to know how you feel right now?

Party Sign is the answer to these situations.

Display large scrolling text and emoticons on the screen to communicate with somebody too far away to hear you or in a noisy environment. Perfect for meeting new people at a dance club or letting your date know how you feel. Many other uses including “Thank You” messages, pranks and jokes.

Usage

Upon launch, you will get the main screen showing the list of available messages as shown below.

Main messages screen

There are 2 ways to add new messages. To quickly add a message without having to specify any settings, use the “Quick Add” button on the lower left corner as shown below.

You will get a dialog box where you can type your message, then pres the “Save” button. Now the message will be displayed automatically. “Quick Add” is a good option when you are in a big hurry to show your message.

To be able to specify other settings, use the “Full Add” option by touching the “+Add…” line as shown below.

You will be presented with the “Add Message” screen. Enter your message at the top and change other settings if needed. More detail on the other settings are described later in the “Edit Message” section.

When finished, use the “Back” gesture to return to the main messages list.

Now, from the main menu, to see the large scrolling text , touch the message line. When done, use the “Back” gesture to return to the main menu.

Message scrolls on screen

To delete a message, simply swipe horizontally on the message. To change the order of the messages, touch and hold a message, then drag and drop the message to it’s new location.

To change the setting for the message, touch the “i” icon on the right side of the message line as shown below.

This will bring up the “Edit Message” screen. From here, you can edit the text, set the speed of scrolling, change the text and background color, and turn on the repeat feature. Turning on the repeat will cause the scrolling text to repeat over and over. You can also change the size of the text on this screen.

Edit message

Emoticons can be added wither by typing them directly into the message text area, or by using the add emoticons button in the lower left corner.

This will bring up a list of the available emoticons and upon selection, will be inserted into your message at the current cursor position. To remove an emoticon that is already in the message, use the delete emoticons button in the lower right corner.

You can also use bold and underline attributes for your messages. To use, highlight one or more words by holding the Caps key and touching the word. Next, touch the “B” for bold or “U” for underline. To un-bold or remove underline, repeat the process.

When finished, use the “Back” gesture to return to the main menu.

The default message settings can be changed by going to the “Preference” screen via the
pull down Menu at the upper left corner of the screen. These settings will be used for NEW messages only. This does NOT change the settings for existing messages.

Change default settings in Preference

The “Keep Screen On” option will keep the scrolling text on and will prevent the WebOS device from going into “sleep” mode. This is useful if you want to see Party Sign scrolling text while your phone is being charged on your desk.

As of version 1.2.0, we’ve added a new feature that will allow you to display multiple messages. Messages can be combined by using the checkbox selection to the left of each message (in the main messages menu) as shown below.

Now when the “Show” icon is touched at the bottom right of the screen, all messages with checkmarks will be shown in the order from top to bottom. The “Show” icon is the right icon as shown below.

The checkmark icon (on the left) will select ALL messages, while the uncheck icon (middle) will un-select ALL messages.

The checkbox selection can also be used to change the settings of multiple messages by using the “Set To Default” option in the app menu. All the selected messages will be set to the settings that are set in the Preferences menu.

App Menu
The following are the selections available in the app menu (upper left corner from the main screen).

What’s New:
This selection will show you the changes that were made in the latest release of this app. Look here first after downloading a new version of the app.

Delete All:
Use this selection to clear out all the messages and start from scratch.

Set To Default:
Use the checkbox selection to change the settings of multiple messages by using the “Set To Default” option. All the selected messages will be set to the settings that are set in the Preferences menu.

Tools:
Under this heading are “Backup” and “Restore.” Use the Backup feature to save all your messages to your Google Docs account. If you do not have a Google Docs account, there is an option in the Preference to email your backup to yourself.

Preference:
Use this screen to change the default preference for your new messages. Note that this does NOT change the settings for your existing messages.

“Keep Screen On”
If you would like to keep the app turned on while charging, set this switch to “YES.”

“Use Google Docs”
If you do not have a free Google account, but still want to backup your messages, set the setting to “NO.” This will allow you to email your backup to yourself.

Help:
“How To Use”
Information on how to use this app.

“Discussion”
Use this selection to see comments and questions left by other users and the option to submit your own comments.

“Check For Updates”
Use this to see if there is a newer version of the app available in the Palm App Catalog.

Tips and Tricks

While the text is scrolling, you can flick your finger on the screen to speed up the scrolling or rewind it back, depending on which way you flick. You can also “drag” the text by moving your finger on the screen left and right and the message will follow your finger’s direction.

You can also flip the device 180 degrees and the message will automatically flip.

If you want to automatically display a message when you open the app, minimize and close the app while the message is scrolling on the screen. Now, when the app is re-opened, the message will automatically be displayed again.

If you would like to change your wallpaper to be the large text shown in Party Sign, press the following keys simultaneously: Orange + Sym + P
This will save the screen as an image which can be viewed with your “Photos” app. Then save as wallpaper by touching the icon on the lower left corner as you would any other picture. Note that the saved image is static and will not scroll.

There are special codes that you can use to display emoticons as follows:

Type To Get
: ) Smiley face
: ( Smiley frown
: p Smiley tongue
: D Big smiley
; ) Wink
:angel Smiley angel
:basketball Basketball
:baseball Baseball
:clock Clock
:cry Crying smiley
:date Current date
:down Thumbs down
:drive Steering wheel
:football Football
:heart Heart
:mad Mad smiley
:miltime Military time
:music Musical note
:nodogs No dogs
:nosmoking No smoking
:peace Peace sign
:rose Red rose
:skull Skull and crossbones
:soccer Soccer
:star Star
:stop Stop Sign
:time Current time
:up Thumbs up

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I use this app for?

A: There are many uses for this app. For students, use it to send messages to your classmates while your teacher isn’t looking. At work, use it to send messages to your co-workers. At a dance club, send messages to that hot guy or girl. Send messages to people in other cars on the road to prevent road rage. Send a love note to your spouse from across the table.

Q: How do I send a message via SMS or email?

A: We are working on this feature but currently, there is no way to send a message that way.

Q: Sometimes the scrolling is not smooth. What can I do?

A: As of WebOS 1.4.1, and Party Sign 1.4.1, there should be a reduction of the stuttering during the scrolling. However, it is recommended that you close all other non-essential applications running on your Palm.  If you find that it still runs slowly after closing all applications, reboot your Palm by pressing the keys ORANGE+SYM+R simultaneously.

Q: What’s different in the new version?

A: You can see the list by going to the app menu (upper left corner) and touch “What’s New.”

Q: Are there any other secret emoticons?

A: Yes. Try :beer.

Changelog

Version 1.6.0:

Color selection shows sample color and emoticons selection also shows sample emoticon.

App menu now features “Backup” and “restore” under “Tools.” This new feature will allow the user to backup the messages to (and restore from) their Google account. If the user does not have a Google account, there is an option to send the backup to themselves via email.

Edit messages now uses multi-line mode (larger text area) for editing longer messages.

Version 1.5.2:

Added bold and underline in Edit screen. To use, highlight one or more words by holding the Caps key and touching the word. Next, touch the “B” for bold or “U” for underline. To un-bold or remove underline, repeat the process.

After touch dragging, the scrolling will now stop and allow the user to position the text. To resume scrolling, flick the screen quickly.

New emoticon :angel added.

Version 1.5.1:

Use :miltime to get military time and :date for current date.

Bug fixes:
Submit discussion comment fixed and options to see older and newer comments.
The first letter of the message is no longer automatically capitalized.

Version 1.5.0:

Remove emoticon button added to edit screen to remove emoticons from message.

“Set To Default” option added to app menu to allow user to select messages to set to default settings from Preference screen.

New Emoticons added:

Use To Get
:clock Clock
:drive Steering wheel

Bug fixes:
Message with only emoticons are now centered correctly vertically for all sizes.
Using app menu while editing message works properly.
Quick add with only spaces is now ignored.

Version 1.4.1:

Changes for WebOS 1.4.1 to reduce scrolling stutter.

Added option for large text.

New colors Deep Green, Deep Indigo, Garnet, and Mint added.

Bug fixes:
Problem with messages not saving properly the first time app is used has been fixed.

Version 1.3.0:
Quick Show: After “Quick Add”, the new message is automatically shown.

New color “Neon Green” added.

Added feature to remember last message on app closure. To use, minimize while message is scrolling, then close app. When app is re-opened, the message will automatically be displayed again.

New emoticons added:

Use To Get
:nodogs No dogs
:nosmoking No smoking
:peace Peace sign

Bug fixes:
Blank messages are not added.

Version 1.2.0:
Option to keep screen on in Preference. Use this to show messages while charging.

Checkmark messages to combine multiple messages together.

Quick add and full add messages now available.

New emoticons added:

Use To Get
:basketball Basketball
:baseball Baseball
:football Football
:soccer Soccer
:stop Stop sign
:time Current time

Bugs fixed:
Using special characters and multiple spaces now work properly.
Add emoticon via submenu on blank text field fixed.

Version 1.1.0:
Messages can now be reordered by drag and drop.

New colors added:
Brown, gold, gray, orange, pink and purple.

Background colors selectable in Preference and “Message Edit”.

New emoticon selection submenu added to “Message Edit”.

New emoticons added:

Use To Get
; ) Wink
:cry Crying smiley
:mad Mad smiley
:music Musical note
:rose Red rose
:skull Skull and crossbones

Bugs fixed:
“Delete All” now works properly.
Repeating same emoticon in one message now works properly.

563 thoughts on “Party Sign

  • 08/18/2010 at 7:19 pm
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    Can I save this as a wall paper

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    • 08/19/2010 at 4:12 am
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      You can save a static version using SYM + ORANGE + P, but you cannot save a scrolling version.

  • 08/25/2010 at 9:12 am
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    I have a palm pixi I dnt see an orange key on my phone

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    • 08/25/2010 at 4:12 pm
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      Sorry. On the Pixi, it's the button to the left of the "Z" key.

  • 08/26/2010 at 3:28 am
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    -sigh- uh, still hoping for that update with the "mil.date" and such. Hoping it's soon. please?

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  • 08/26/2010 at 4:15 pm
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    Watts so cool about this can sum 1 tell me cuz I don't kno

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  • 09/05/2010 at 7:55 pm
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    How do I add it as my wallpaper because it said,''orange sym p'' what it orange!!!

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    • 09/06/2010 at 2:08 pm
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      On the Pixi, that is the key to the left of the "Z" key.

  • 09/09/2010 at 7:55 am
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    After I have selected the letters and background to the way I want it how can I add it as a msg? I have palm pre

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    • 09/09/2010 at 1:54 pm
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      I'm not sure I understand your question but to add new messages, you can either use the quick add (lower left) or touch the "+ Add.." line. For more info, touch upper left corner, then "Help", then "How To Use"

  • 09/19/2010 at 12:29 pm
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    The palm pre sucks I bought thi phone on line should have stayed w blackberry

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  • 09/23/2010 at 6:00 am
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    Congratulations on Hot App! Can you please add :mildate (dd Mmm yyyy) and :weekday ?

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    • 09/23/2010 at 2:07 pm
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      Thanks for keeping the fire under me to keep me motivated. I'm really going to try to get it done this weekend.

  • 10/10/2010 at 3:17 pm
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    How can I send friends the party signs I make?

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  • 10/10/2010 at 9:09 pm
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    Can I send this as a message?

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    • 10/11/2010 at 3:03 am
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      We are working on that feature.

  • 10/15/2010 at 8:56 pm
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    How can I delete this app????

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    • 10/16/2010 at 1:07 pm
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      To delete this (or any) app, hold the ORANGE button (or gray on pixi) to the left of "Z" then touch the app you want to delete.

    • 10/27/2010 at 12:47 pm
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      We are working on that feature but it is currently not available.

  • 10/26/2010 at 10:44 pm
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    Is there an ability to make short messages (like "hi!") static instead of scrolling?

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    • 10/27/2010 at 12:50 pm
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      Yes. After adding your text ("hi" in this case), touch the "i" icon to go into edit mode of your text. Turn off "Repeat", then swipe to get back to main menu. Now select your text to display it. It will still scroll onto the screen but will stop when it is completely visible. If you want to position your text, you can "drag" it left or right by touching the screen.

  • 11/07/2010 at 7:21 pm
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    How can I make my party sign my wallpaper

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    • 11/13/2010 at 12:26 am
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      You can have a static copy of the Party Sign image as your wall paper by pressing ORANGE + SYM + P simultaneously.

  • 11/08/2010 at 8:35 pm
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    How do you send someone ur party message???

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    • 11/13/2010 at 12:26 am
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      If you mean via Text messaging, we are working on this feature for a future release.

  • 11/10/2010 at 12:24 am
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    How send paty sign

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  • 11/21/2010 at 6:15 pm
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    Any chance of making a version for android? Please!

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  • 12/03/2010 at 11:18 pm
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    I added the message…now how do I send it through a text message to someone in my contacts list?

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    • 12/04/2010 at 1:00 am
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      Sorry but that feature is not available yet.

  • 12/10/2010 at 8:14 pm
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    How do I send it as a text message .. Help

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    • 12/11/2010 at 4:19 am
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      Sorry, you can't do that yet.

  • 12/24/2010 at 12:05 am
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    I c now y y'all gave this away 4 free… You still can't send ur scroll 2 nobody

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  • 12/24/2010 at 12:14 pm
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    How can I send this to my friends?

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  • 12/28/2010 at 1:27 am
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    I love you JEFF SEARCY , FROM: UR LOvE BRENDA AKA TICKLES

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  • 12/28/2010 at 10:21 pm
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    I love this app it is the best ever!

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  • 12/30/2010 at 8:27 pm
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    When will there b an update so we can send this to our friends cuz this is a cool app to send e-vites and stuff I think that will b cool if I was able to do that

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    • 01/04/2011 at 7:35 am
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      There is currently no specific time frame when there will be another update.

  • 01/12/2011 at 4:16 pm
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    Heyy! My friends are jelous that I have it and they don't. This is awesome… I don't c y you need it but oh well 😉 I also think they need more expressions. Imma keep using this 😉 <3

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  • 01/16/2011 at 3:51 pm
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    I love this apps but when are we going to be able to send it as a text message

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    • 01/16/2011 at 11:30 pm
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      There are currently no plans to continue work on this app.

    • 01/31/2011 at 9:28 pm
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      I like this idea a lot. I'm working on some other stuff right now but I'll be sure to put this on my to-do list.

  • 11/05/2011 at 1:46 am
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    Do you have any plans to develop this wonderful Party Sign app for the android operating system? I used to own a palm pre phone and I loved this app. I now have an android phone and I would love to have this app on my new phone.

    I look forward to your reply!

    Vince

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    • 11/05/2011 at 3:35 am
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      Currently, we don't have any plans on moving this app to Android. We are currently working on another project.

  • 11/13/2011 at 5:32 am
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    hi, can this go full screen on the touchpad?
    thanks

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    • 11/13/2011 at 2:17 pm
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      I haven't looked into it but I would have to make some minor modifications. However, currently we are not doing any development on this platform.

  • 11/11/2012 at 9:21 pm
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    Would love to see a version for iPhone 5

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    • 05/02/2013 at 1:38 pm
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      Please try our new website which does the same functions as the Party Sign app:
      http://partysign.me

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