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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by xScope, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Google got this one right: when you installl the app again, it won't charge you again. So please write a check to ........ LOL

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  2. RocknSteve

    RocknSteve Member

    Lol. I thought it was that if you delete it once, you can get it again without paying. But if you get it again (after deleting it once and re-downloading it once and get rid of it... again lol) you have to pay (again). Anywho. Lol.

    Were you able to see the problem that I was describing?

    Thanks again!
  3. acjohnson55

    acjohnson55 Newbie

    I've been using the beta version for 1.5 for a few days now, and I'm very impressed. Even in its unfinished state, I use it over Dolphin 90% of the time. Please, please, please update the 1.5 beta, if it's not too much work! I would love to get to use some of the features you have been working on since that version was released.

    Also, I agree with tbain on the address bar. Maybe the address bar should disappear after 10 seconds, but reappear if you hit menu (along with the menu). Or it could reappear after a single or double tap.

    Lastly, I think a Firefox-style Find As You Type function would be awesome for those of use who have hard keyboards.
  4. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    The current version build is 4.2, you should got to the market and install again.
  5. acjohnson55

    acjohnson55 Newbie

    If you're replying to me, unfortunately my phone only has Android 1.5, so I can't see xScope on the Market, let alone install it
  6. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The version you have installed was stopped. Depending on my workload, after stablizing current version, I will release newer version for android 1.6 though (G1 is running 1.6 now, right?) Thanks
  7. acjohnson55

    acjohnson55 Newbie

    If you were planning to go through the effort of back-porting to 1.6, would it be much more difficult to do 1.5 instead? I'm using the Samsung Moment, which is slated to be upgraded directly to 2.1, but that may be months away. Also, I think Hero users are stuck with 1.5 for the time being, as well.

    Judging by the number of people on the thread who can't find xScope in the Market, there are many of us who would jump on a 1.5 version! Also, there is an exodus of people leaving Dolphin, after the controversial 2.0 upgrade (me included), I think it would be great for you to fully take advantage of this opportunity to pick up new users.
  8. tbain98

    tbain98 Lurker

    That tickles something in the back of my memories. I have a vague recollection of once or twice seeing a web page rendered such that there was a white box the same size as the password input, floating one line above the input itself (which was also visible). It only happened when I did something that caused the browser to redo its layout, like switching from portrait to landscape or opening/closing the keyboard on my Droid. I never fully figured out what user actions triggered the behavior, but it seems to track with the idea that there might be a second input at work with password inputs.
  9. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Issue 5596 - android - Password characters is vertically misaligned in WebView - Project Hosting on Google Code

  10. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I will try.
  11. RocknSteve

    RocknSteve Member

    I saw that in the new update you said "no S.a.H". What does that mean?

    You posted that link about the password problem, so there isn't a solution as of now? Another question real quick is are you planning on working on the bookmarks some more? Being able to rearrange them would be killer.
  12. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Some users experienced that javascript popup error from Google's page.
    I will think about the bookmarks thing. Ideally, no limit. So they should be organized at least by labels. Then we will have to enable users a easy way to organize them and selectively showing them.... a whole can of worms
  13. RocknSteve

    RocknSteve Member

    Sounds like some good stuff! But what does "S.a.H" mean again?
  14. acjohnson55

    acjohnson55 Newbie

    Exciting!! Do you have a mailing list or anything where news of this would be published? If not, can you drop me a PM when/if it happens?
  15. droiiiiid

    droiiiiid Member

    What's it going to take to get a little press for xScope. I want to yell at someone everytime I see Dolphin touted by a journalist or a commenter as "the" multitouch alternative for Android.
  16. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thank you. The best is always yet to come :)
  17. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Sure. Good news, after some research, I actually have some pretty good idea now to make it visible to both 1.6 and 2.0+ android systems. I don't have to release a different version. So once it is ready, it will be exactly the same as what's on 2.0+ except multi-touch part. But frankly, with one finger pin-zoom, I rarely use the multitouch thing.

    Here is a little video I made (click title. iPhone users might feel a little insulting but hey it is just for fun! We all know that after 3 years when we look back we will know how stone age we have lived now)

    YouTube - oneFingerZoom_0001.wmv

  18. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    It is an error throw by google.com's javascript after failing to grab Gps module.
  19. hood420

    hood420 Android Enthusiast

    Anyway you could offer a beta/alpha for 1.5 on the market just as-is for now? Or have an off market download?
  20. boatman

    boatman Android Enthusiast

    I give props for this everytime I see a multitouch thread either here or howardsforums.! Do the same. We need someone who is 'connected'
  21. droiiiiid

    droiiiiid Member

    What we need is for gizmodo, engadget, or techcrunch to mention it.
  22. AndyDroid

    AndyDroid Lurker

    I really like the xScope Browser, better than the other ones available. What I cant understand is the difficulty of Syncing with the Droid. Even with xScope there is some limitation right now with bookmarks. What I have done is exported an HTML Doc with all my Google Bookmarks and copied onto the SD Card. Then I can open it with the xScope file browser and click on a link.
  23. 310toLeft

    310toLeft Newbie

    I love the browser and use it as my default. But I would love to have the option turn off the ability to zoom with my finger.

    I only use pinch to zoom and find myself zooming in on pages unintentionally when I'm just trying to scroll through them quickly.

    Would this be possible?
  24. gfweb

    gfweb Newbie

    Great browser! I found a problem with Yahoo web mail though. When typing the message, the keyboard pop-up hides the send button. To send I have to rotate the Droid to make the keyboard disappear.
  25. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yes. Eventually there will be an update just for every kind of customization.


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