Friday, July 27, 2012

Jelly Belly!

This just hit the market a little while ago -- we worked with Jelly Belly to make a fun Jelly Bean themed wallpaper, take a look! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Gallery Live Wallpaper v1.15

  - New Feature: "Image Options" popup
  - Bug fix: Rare memory crash
  - Update: Two new transitions: Circle in/out
  - Update: Selection border is now white

This update's primary addition is the new "Image Options" popup window.  You can enable this in the prefs, and it allows you to double-tap anywhere on your home screen to activate the feature.  Doing so gives you a simple popup that allows you to visit the image's associated page (Reddit comments thread, or Flickr page).  Alternatively, you can strike that image from the list so you don't have to see it again.

In addition we believe we fixed a (fairly rare) memory crash related to images of a particular size range.  An int was truncating instead of rounding, so it was possible for some images to "thread the needle" and stay too large to load properly.  This should be fixed now.

Finally, a couple cosmetic additions -- two more transition effects are now in the list, and the selection border when editing the "device" available images is now white.  It's classier that way.

Flags Live Wallpaper v1.75 updates

Just pushed a new round of updates that take Flags of Europe, Flags of Oceania, and Flags of South America all up to v1.75.  These are mostly maintenance releases but do fix a couple visible issues as well.

  - Update: Now using Holo UI in settings screen
  - Update: Fixed flagpole color/shading

In addition we fixed the German flag display in portrait and it's inheriting some general optimizations and improvements we've made to the framework over time.

Friday, July 6, 2012

NA Flags Live Wallpaper v1.75

  - Update: Now using Holo UI where available
  - Update: Support for Jelly Bean wallpaper setting

This is primarily a maintenance release to fix a couple minor behavior problems and to enable the better looking settings screen.  In addition, our default "How To" popup (the one that explains how to apply a wallpaper when you push the Market "open" button) now supports Jelly Bean's new ability to directly launch the Wallpaper Preview window.  That should make the general user experience a notch better upon purchase.

Issues with Android 2.2

I'm pushing updates to a couple different products today (Friendly Bugs and Prismatic) to fix an issue with Android 2.2 that appeared in the last update.  Here's what happened.

On June 28th, we switched basically all of our products away from using proguard.cfg, and towards using the newer style of proguard-android.txt that's provided by the SDK.  I spot checked things on a few devices and everything seemed fine.

Well, it wasn't fine.  Basically, the default proguard configuration doesn't preserve any NDK hooks that might be in place.  It's necessary to use the NDK to use OpenGL 2.0 on Android 2.1 or 2.2, which means that on those devices you ended up with a black screen.  At this point almost every device we have has ended up being updated to 2.3.3, so none of the devices I checked at the time were running an Android version that old.  This was neglectful on my part, I should've made a point of checking an NDK-using device.

Thankfully, we noticed this fairly quickly, so really only a couple of products were affected, and a lesson was learned regarding treating Proguard with respect.

Lines Live Wallpaper v1.06

  - Bug Fix: Lines ending too soon on far left (some devices)
  - Update: Now using Holo UI when available

This is primarily a bug-fix release, as we discovered that on very wide devices the scene ended a little too early on the far left side.  That's been fixed, in addition a few other small updates were put into place.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Friendly Bugs Live Wallpaper v2.1

  - Bug Fix: Z-Buffer clipping when butterflies overlap
  - Update: Now using Holo style UI on ICS devices

We've had this one on the list for a while and just now got to it.  It wasn't a grievous problem -- when a butterfly flew above another butterfly, sometimes you'd see part of its wing disappear.  Well, that's taken care of now, sorry for the inconvenience folks!