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xScope, a multitouch pinch zoom browser

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

  1. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Web settings will be added. Image gallery using the zoom capability will be explored after the browser is stablized. Thank you for your support!

  2. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I almost finished user interface for configurations that the browser is lacking right now. I will take a look at this.
  3. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Will the next version support automatically formatting text to fit the screen when changing zoom level, the way the default browser does?
  4. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    It is just updated so that you can try various configurations.
    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  5. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Feel so bad to have to update again to handle tabs properly :(
    To install update, search 'xScope browser' from market.
  6. droiiiiid

    droiiiiid Member

    Another great update. Now the only thing I need is to be able to set this bad boy as default... :)
  7. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I still haven't figure out that yet :thinking:
  8. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Works - at first I thought it didn't, but you have to go into settings to turn the fit to screen feature on.

  9. droiiiiid

    droiiiiid Member

    When I activated the "Always On" mode, it applied to my entire phone, not just when I was in the browser. I exited and the screen stayed on.

    I even unchecked that setting and my screen still was always on. I had to go back into system settings and change the time-out back on.

    Everything else going great so far.
  10. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
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    hmmm, I just on my droid. If the xScope is not showing, the droid screen goes off after 15 seconds (my default screen time out ).
    Could you do me a favor to test it again? Thanks.
    I am currently working on several issues including:
    1. fix progress bar problem
    2. a context menu (if you click on a phone# or email, it gives you option to activate those applications)
    3. home page design
    4. how to set as default?
  11. cadon69

    cadon69 Member

    That's weird, mine does not do that. It works exactly as its supposed to. I have my timeout set to 15 seconds and when I am not in xscope it goes black after 15 seconds.

  12. droiiiiid

    droiiiiid Member

    Yeah, not sure what happened the first time. It's working fine now. I must have done something strange.
  13. gentlefury

    gentlefury Android Enthusiast

    Firstly, the set as default option is overrated.

    I love how insanely fast this browser is for starters. A couple questions. How do you just type in a url and go there...it seems to only be able to search. I type in a url and it goes to google search.

    Can you change the home screen?

    Love the pin zoom, def a cool feature pinch has always annoyed me since its always touch to get it just right. I wish the double tap zoom was a little more accurate like iphone tho.

    Overall this is a GREAT browser. Refine it some more and it will be the top browser on android.
  14. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Any 1.5 support coming?
  15. zippy

    zippy Well-Known Member


  16. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yes sir:)
  17. lekky

    lekky Lover

    booo, we expect full release roadmap!!!

  18. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    It is related to a URL parser. The future update will make the user having more and more control over it, such as home page.

    Thank you for your support.

  19. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    :D I want one too
  20. pattcom

    pattcom Lurker

    I really like xscope, pin zoom is cool, and simple straight forward pages are great. Like the reason so many people like Google- it's not over burdened with too much fluff.

    Any chance of getting Google Bookmarks to sync with xscope?
    Now that I'm getting comfortable with my Droid, I'm making full use of all of my Google apps- gmail, docs, calendar, etc. It would be great to be able to easily access my google bookmarks as well.

    (Perhaps there's a way to link to my g-bookmarks already as a webpage, someone could tell me if there is.)

  21. aguillon5

    aguillon5 Well-Known Member

    Try Google Mobile
    that is the page my phone is bookmarked to, i click on icon and goes directly to application. Not sure if this is specific to my account but let me know and i will retrace my steps and edit post. This is of course from the phone and not sure if you have to be signed in to google account.
  22. pattcom

    pattcom Lurker

    That is a good page to have, but that doesn't have my Google Bookmarks available there.
    I usually access them from Google Toolbar in Firefox or in IE, so there probably needs to be some way to sync them into a browser. I think Dolphin was supposed to be able do that but I'm not sure. So far, I like everything else I see in X-scope.
  23. pattcom

    pattcom Lurker

    I found two things-
    www.google.com/bookmarks will take me to my account bookmarks. then I star that in X-Scope so it's at the top of my favorites. That will do for now.

    I also found a stand-alone Google bookmarks app, but that opens the default browser, so as soon a XS can figure out how to become the default we'll be in good shape.
  24. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    12/28/2009 update


    Better intent handler (long... click on something on page) for:
    Url link: load in new tab​
    Email: prompt email apps​
    Address: start map application​
    Phone number: start phone app​
    Browser can be set as default or removed from default
    Smarter search box
    Please see http://sites.google.com/site/garysui/ for details.
  25. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Works in pipeline:
    1. Better home page handling
    2. Compile for earlier android version (1.5 and 1.6)
    3. Download manager
    4. View your local gallerias

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