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[APP] Fotolio - A photography/art portfolio gallery [9-22-12 V1.3 UPDATE]

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14th January 2012, 06:43 PM   |  #1  
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If you like this app, please rate it in Android market to show your support!

EDIT 7/12/12 - V1.3 Market Fotolio Android Market
V1.3 - New file manager for selecting Fotolio
V1.3 - Custom logo option
V1.3 - UI Cleanup
V1.3 - Bug Fixes (Galaxy S III crashes)

EDIT 7/12/12 - V1.2.5 Market - Jelly Bean Support Fotolio Android Market
V1.2.5 - Jelly Bean Support
V1.2.5 - New graphics for Fotolio selection with three templates
V1.2.5 - Options to configure thumbnail and border sizes
V1.2.5 - Bug fixes including blank image during multi-touch

EDIT 7/04/12 - V1.2.3 BETA - Multi-touch + Much More Fotolio Android Market
V1.2.3 - Added pinch zoom (long press image to activate)
V1.2.3 - App now rotates from Landscape to Portrait
V1.2.3 - Added preferences menu options for personalizing UI
V1.2.3 - As requested, options to select SlideShow speed
V1.2.3 - Updated UI graphics and several bug fixes

EDIT 6/10/12 - V1.2.2 BETA - Multi-touch + Much More
BETA - Multi-touch support (Enabled by longpressing on big image)
BETA - Added preference menu
BETA - Options to change slideshow intervals
BETA - Added toggle for auto-crop
BETA - Added toggle for auto-rotate
BETA - Option to change UI Colors
BETA - Sort files Ascending or Descending order (Random coming next)

EDIT 3/21/12 - V1.2 Market Update - New ScreenShots Below Fotolio Android Market
V1.2 - Major Release
V1.2 - Added new scrolling view
V1.2 - Added multi-fotolio support
V1.2 - Fixed memory leak to avoid out-of-memory issue
V1.2 - Added prompt to turn descriptions on/off
V1.2 - Minor UI changes across the app

Please test and give me your feedback. Thank you to blazingwolf for testing this version to make sure everyone gets the most out of this new version!


EDIT - REMOVED OLD UPDATES


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Thank you to everyone who has made this app a rewarding experience for me. What started as a personal challenge has now become a very successful Android app with 200+ downloads a day! Please follow this thread and like Fotolio on Facebook to keep up with the latest beta and request features!

I am a photographer and know a little bit of programming from high school days. I love the Xoom tablet and first thing I thought of using it for was for my photography portfolio. I soon realized that the built-in gallery is way overkill for something like a portfolio which gave me an idea to develop a simple app suited to showcase art or photography portfolios.

Before I share the app, let me just say that when I say I know very little about programming, I mean really very little. This app is fully functional on my Xoom but that is the only device I have been able to test it for. Theoretically, it should work with any Honeycomb tablet (maybe even some Gingerbread ones) but everything has been configured for the Xoom. With that said, below is a link
to the latest version of the app.

I strongly recommend that you format the pictures to 1280 x 800 resolution for optimal performance. I am open to suggestions and feedback on what you think of the app and what features you would like to see.

Thanks!

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14th January 2012, 11:39 PM   |  #2  
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Nice app.
Do you plan on adding support to choose which folders to view in the app instead of the default "Photography"?
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Nice app.
Do you plan on adding support to choose which folders to view in the app instead of the default "Photography"?

Yes, I do. Actually, I have some partially implemented code to do just this but it was causing errors so I decided to keep it out of the release for now. Will keep everyone posted on when I have it fixed. Thanks!
15th January 2012, 01:23 AM   |  #4  
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I've been using QuickPic. I first use the Gallery Frame widget to access a specific folder that will launch QuickPic. I use image widgets to open specific folders and have a custom 'Portfolio' widget that will launch QuickPic and show the full portfolio listing. The huge benefit of your app from what I can tell in the video is that you can scroll thumbnails over the image you are viewing and there is no lengthy set up as I did with mine. I'll download it and give my feedback.

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It looks nice and clean. It is great for single folder portfolios till you make changes to allow multiple folders if you wish. It didn't work at first for me because my images were larger than 1200x800 and you could see the thumbnails but it wouldn't give a full screen view. I usually have them a bit larger because some clients attempt to zoom in on images for detail. Aside from that it's pretty cool. I couldn't figure out how to do the view where the thumbnails are on top of the full screen view. I'm glad that you worked on this. I do get jealous of the portfolio apps on the Ipad at times.
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I will be purchase this app.

great job
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It looks nice and clean. It is great for single folder portfolios till you make changes to allow multiple folders if you wish. It didn't work at first for me because my images were larger than 1200x800 and you could see the thumbnails but it wouldn't give a full screen view. I usually have them a bit larger because some clients attempt to zoom in on images for detail. Aside from that it's pretty cool. I couldn't figure out how to do the view where the thumbnails are on top of the full screen view. I'm glad that you worked on this. I do get jealous of the portfolio apps on the Ipad at times.

Silly how simple things like multiple folders functionality didn't even occur to me - it sounds simple so I have added it on my To-do list. I want to get basic application preferences completed for the next release and will work on multiple folders next. The alternate view that you saw in the video is being merged into one app right now. You will be able to toggle the views via a quick menu option and set the default in the preferences.

I am curious how big your original images were? I would've thought that the code would work but just slower to process the image.

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I will be purchase this app.

great job

I plan to keep it free and free of ads
15th January 2012, 03:15 PM   |  #7  
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You have made a great start and whether you keep it free or not. I support your efforts. I didn't get a chance to compare image quality but I will. Some of my images are as large 2400px on it's widest side but as I said those few images are mainly to allow the viewer to zoom in to see details. The app freezes or crashes when trying to see the larger images. Another thing I noticed is that vertical images are stretched out to crop into a horizontal meaning that currently you would have to make your whole portfolio horizontal. This is not a major issue but I wanted to mention it.
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Do you know whether it works with ICS? It can't find my images (in a folder I made on the root of my internal sdcard, as well as on on the external sd...both named photography).
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Do you know whether it works with ICS? It can't find my images (in a folder I made on the root of my internal sdcard, as well as on on the external sd...both named photography).

I am building this with a Xoom on Team EOS ICS rom so yes, it works on ICS. Have you tried a capital P in photography? I will have a new version up tonight that will let you select any folder on your Xoom.
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Ok...looking forward to trying the new version. Thanks!

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