New Version in development

Hello everyone,

it’s been a long time without an update of ForTheRecord Mobile. I’ve had very little spare time in the last one and a half years. I finished my bachelor thesis and have been working at sprylab technologies since February . I also recently moved and had a lot of things to take care of. But now I finally have some time again to continue development.

So whats to come?

Live Streaming. For some time now there have been request to support live streaming. I hear you! First tests indicate, that streaming SD channels over wifi seems to be no problem. For HD channels it’s not as stable as most WiFi’s are simply not fast enough and many Android smartphones don’t have the horsepower for this. I suspect this will change in the near time when more and more quad-core phones arrive.

Tablet-UI! Yes, though I’m no designer I’m trying to implement a nice tablet interface. If you are a designer and would like to contribute and help with this task please contact me.

General UI updates. Let’s be honest – the current user interface is not very pretty. This will change. The new version will use many of the new Android UI patterns and design guidelines to create a nice looking user interface.

Easier setup. If you look at the forums you can see that most problems occur with the correct setup of the server connection. The new version will feature an easy wizard for automatic detection of servers in the current WiFis network. It will also automatically use a secure connection to the server. Of cause you can still have different server profiles.

It will still take some time before I can release the new version, because I’m rewriting most of the code to be more maintainable. The old versions used a custom implementation of the ActionBar-Pattern which is not easily ported to the native ActionBar. Also, while I now have more spare time for development, it is still mostly limited to weekends.

If you have additional feature requests, please post them in the forum.

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