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[APP] SnapSwap - Android Photoswap clone

7th September 2010, 09:54 AM   |  #1  
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Hi all

Im new here so I hope this is posted right. Ive developed an Android app that is similar to the iPhone Photoswap app. For those not aware, Photoswap lets you take a photo and send it to a random person, and you will in return receive a random photo back. You can then take part in picture-conversations with the person who you received a photo from.

Ive had a couple people testing my app and it seems to just about ready (apart from using the default app icon), and I'd like to put it out there for others to start using (and hopefully provide some feedback on ) Im new to android development (although not new to programming itself), and this is my first android app. IMHO it works better than the similar Picswap app that exists already, as this doesnt force-close constantly or throw-out error messages regarding "corrupt" images

I have attached the APK with my post for anyone who wishes to download and install it

There is a known issue with the app at the moment that it does not (at least on HTC devices) delete any photos that you have taken, and they still appear in your Photos app. From what Ive found, using the camera Intent saves 2 copies of the photo to the SD card, and Ive only found one path from the URI to delete (so 1 copy is deleted, but the other remains). These can be deleted from the Photos app still however, but Im looking into how to delete these automatically from the app also.

Edit: The app also starts with a blank screen (no default image yet), just press the menu key to begin

Edit 16th September: New APK uploaded, fixes some threading issues and adds debug log output. Please download and install this as the old one may continue to run in the background and not pause properly when changing apps.

For those having issues, please use aLogCat (from the market) and filter by "SnapSwap" to access the debug log. Please PM me a copy of this along with your phone model and android version and I will look into it Most issues so far seem to be with Cyanogen Mod and Motorola users
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7th September 2010, 08:27 PM   |  #2  
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hay, i'm one of the beta testers,

and this app is really nice
i hope the optic would be a bit better in the next beta :P , but it makes fun to "swapping" pictures with other testers !

it is much faster then "a world of photo" it never take longer then 10sec since i get a picture

Really nice and weLL done :P

Greetings from germany !
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7th September 2010, 11:30 PM   |  #3  
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Im going to try make an icon for it soon along with a default image to be shown as well, and adjust the polling time with the server for replies (or even look at adding a push notification system to it)
8th September 2010, 09:34 AM   |  #5  
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Just updated the APK in my original post to fix some bugs as at least one user was not being assigned a unique ID properly, updated the server to watch for this also.

For those that have already installed the app, I recommend installing this one over it

If those that have installed it could provide some feedback it would also be greatly appreciated
8th September 2010, 10:23 AM   |  #6  
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nice idea i like it , i will share my photo with others sounds good
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14th September 2010, 11:22 PM   |  #7  
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I downloaded, installed and when i took a pic it immediately force closed.
15th September 2010, 12:10 AM   |  #8  
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Oh great, twenty bucks you get some picture of some dudes junk or some other nasty pic.

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im intrested but it fc right after i hit ok. droid 1
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FC on me each time right after I take the picture and press the OK button

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