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[WIDGET][2.1+] XKCD Now Home Screen Widget

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10th March 2014, 12:00 PM   |  #11  
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Nice Widget, but I have a suggestion:
For shrinking apk size you just need to compress .png files better
Using "PNGGauntlet" I just got the "xkdc01.png" from 272,44 KB to 195,95.
That's 72% of original image size, without any loss of quality!
That, would be taking down the app weight to about 20mb if I did the maths correctly.
And it's lossless: its just better algorithms re-encoding the png files and removing extra information unneeded for the image.
You can use any program you like, i used PNGGauntlet just because it's so easy to use, and works good enough for me!
A little downside: re-encoding takes time, and in olds computer a lot of time, but in my opinion, for something like this, its worth it.
Bye!

is there any alternative for that app on ubuntu/linux?

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is there any alternative for that app on ubuntu/linux?

Opps,they mention trimage on there website as an alternative for linux, thank you.
10th March 2014, 06:55 PM   |  #12  
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I'll definitely look into it, thanks for telling me

No problem, if you want some help to re-encode them, i could also give a hand in that

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is there any alternative for that app on ubuntu/linux?

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Opps,they mention trimage on there website as an alternative for linux, thank you.

Well, i didn't know trimage.. so thank you!
10th March 2014, 09:40 PM   |  #13  
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Well, i didn't know trimage.. so thank you!

it works very well, helped me to save more than 2MB from my app
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11th March 2014, 01:58 AM   |  #14  
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Wow, I used PNGGauntlet and it went from 25.6Mb to 18.1. I'll include the optimized png's in the next update.
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11th March 2014, 01:21 PM   |  #15  
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Great job! Really nice widget!
As I live in NL but I'm originally from Greece and I travel very often to the US (and have email/phone conversations pretty often with people @ US), this will be very handy!!!
Just installed it on all my android devices!
13th March 2014, 09:16 PM   |  #16  
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Very nice app!
is it possible to change the font and make this whole thing more...ummm more transparent? itīs very useful, but it still looks like a comic...

btw: in the playstore are now about 2 more apps like yours
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