Friday, February 24, 2012

Photo frame preferences

I updated the preferences page of digital photo frame to the android standard for options. I'm still learning the android platform and finding nice features. Thanks to google for a great SDK.

A user wanted to see pictures he adds to a network folder while the app is running. You can find a setting to configure an update interval in which the app should look for new photos. By default this is set to off because I'm unsure of the performance impact of this feature. Seemed to work very well on my tablet but how will it run on a phone?

Next I continue to improve the single photo view with sharing to other apps and view next and previously displayed photos.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Memory and performance

I took a look to the bug reports people sent to me (thanks for that) and fixed a number of memory and performance issues. For other android developers working with (potentially) large images, take a look at inSampleSize when loading the bitmap.Because I'm loading bitmaps over the network, the faster I can handle them, the faster I can show them to the user.

Next I'll be working at advanced layouts. Not sure what to do after that. Anyone suggestions?

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Released a new version which is more stable than before and should be more responsive since more threading is used, especially when loading photos over the network.

Next I'm working to implement UPNP as a photo source. That will be the last source of photos. I don't plan on implementing a flickr or picasa source unless there is enough demand for that.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Digital Photo Frame

Released an ad free version today for a low price. Thank you for supporting me!

Also added new functionality recently. You can click on an image and show it fullscreen. The application stops showing new images at that moment. This is very useful if you are just watching the photos pass by but wants to stop at a certain photo.