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Monday, May 25, 2009

Greed update: Scaled Images

I just put out another Greed update. Since I just flashed my phone with the Cupcake update, this is probably the last version of Greed to not require Cupcake. (Of course, I think I said that about 2 updates ago.)

Some new features:

Compressed pages: Well, not actually "compressed"... Essentally, there's a new option in the article viewer (and on the context menu in the article list) you can use to view a "mobile" version of a given page. This uses Google's site compressor to strip the fluff out of web pages so they load faster on a mobile device.

"Cache All" improvements: Up till now, the "Cache all" action executed from the main menu could not be canceled. That is fixed now, and a progress dialog displays while the caching operation takes place. Canceling the progress dialog cancels the caching operation. "Cache All" is still a work in progress.

Image Scaling: The article viewer now (optionally) scales images so you don't have to scroll the viewer to see all them. You can long-press a link or an image in the article viewer to toggle these settings.

Follow Links: The last update included a change to keep the article viewer from opening links you accidentally click on while scrolling through the article. This feature has been added to the context menu in the article viewer. If you want to follow a specific link in the article viewer, you can long-press it, select "Follow Links", then the link will open in the browser when you click on it. Note that this doesn't change the setting, just the behavior for the article you're viewing.

Improved German Translation: Many thanks to Sascha, who translated the resources to German.

That's about it for this update. I'm going to start working on a widget now, so Greed can be Cupcake-compliant.

6 Comments:

  • At 9:27 PM , Blogger Herman M. said...

    Just want to show my appreciation on your work. Greed is one of my most used programs on my G1. I love the UI and all the improvements you've done over time. Can't wait to see the widget. Keep on with the good work.

     
  • At 11:52 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

    Thanks very much Herman, it's great to know people are liking it. :-)

     
  • At 10:11 AM , Blogger grabiarz said...

    Sweet I love the image scaling thanks !! Keep up the awesome work!

     
  • At 8:00 AM , Blogger ph0enix1211 said...

    Greed needs oldest to newest sorting, & to be able to preview more than title in the list. I look forward to future updates! :)

     
  • At 8:30 PM , Blogger Tim Cuthbertson said...

    What is this google site compressor? I've googled (of course) for it and come up empty...

     
  • At 10:48 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

    Tim, I called it by the wrong name most likely. It's essentially this URL: http://www.google.com/gwt/n. You can feed it a URL and it will return a web page with reduced bulk and complexity to make it easier to view on a phone.

     

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