WriteRoom for the iPhone was just updated, and the sync service was changed from WriteRoom.ws to SimpleText.ws. Since the current version (1.52/1.53) of Scrivener uses WriteRoom.ws I see two options/possibilities:
WriteRoom allows you to choose your syncing server, so… just change the server back to WriteRoom.ws.
Maybe there was a good reason for the change (perhaps WriteRoom.ws is being retired?), so we should sit tight for a Scrivener update.
I don’t see a way to update the syncing service in Scrivener, but maybe I missed it.
Yes, for now change back to writeroom.ws in WriteRoom for the iPhone. As Amber says, 1.54 addresses this, which will be out in the next couple of weeks. 1.54 allows you to choose between simpletext.ws (the default), writeroom.ws, or set up your own server if you are running your own service.
The reason behind the change is that Jesse wants to use it for more apps than just WriteRoom, and it is now open-source so you can self-host if you don’t like the idea of your notes sitting on his server.
I’m afraid you would have to ask Jesse that, or check out the hogbaysoftware.com site to see what is already there, as the simpletext.ws engine is entirely his. He’s very helpful so I’m sure he could point you in the right direction.
All the best,
It appears that after the last update of WriteRoom (just days ago I think), the server software at the soon to be defunct writeroom.ws is no longer supported by the app. So we’re all supposed to leave that sinking ship behind and either self host or change to simpletext.ws - but alas, it appears Scrivener 1.53 won’t let me do that. Will 1.54 be out soon?
Soon-ish. Unfortunately work on 2.0 has delayed 1.54. I know that may sound backwards, but for various reasons I have to finish some code on 2.0 before I can finish off the 1.54 update. I’m hoping to finish of 1.54 next week or the week after though. In the meantime, if you need to use simpletext.ws, download the version of Scrivener from this page: