Sunday, July 22, 2012

ThingiBrowse Version 1.1 for Android



Today I released ThingiBrowse version 1.1 for Android. The version 1.0 was limited to only two important Thing categories and had several bugs in the image loading process. Nevertheless, the user feedback was very good for version 1.0 and led to the implementation of search and a better Google TV navigation.

Version 1.1 provides browsing through new categories and even enables searching for Things. I fixed several bugs in the image loading process and introduced a third party image loading library for better performance and caching. Another important user interface change I needed to make was to implement a left navigation and action bar for Google TV, because it was hard to navigate from the list to the action bar.







Feature Set:
  • browse through the "Featured Things" section on Thingiverse
  • browse through the "Newest Derivatives" section on Thingiverse
  • search for Things
  • optimized left navigation and action bar for Google TV
  • optimized image loading and caching
  • bug fixes

ThingiBrowse can be downloaded in the Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blogspot.marioboehmer.thingibrowse

Available on Google Play

ThingiBrowse is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License by Mario Böhmer.

You may obtain a copy of the License at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/.

You can find the project source at https://github.com/MarioBoehmer/ThingiBrowse.

Keep in mind that the ThingiBrowse app and myself are in no way affiliated with Thingiverse or MakerBot® Industries, so problems with the app should be reported to me at feedback.devorama.thingibrowse@googlemail.com. I also have no control over the content which is displayed in ThingiBrowse because I simply display what the web version of Thingiverse delivers.