Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

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Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby budz45 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:14 pm

I really like this icon
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After MP is out of it's beta stages and is stable and other XnView family apps are stable/updated... With no rest for the wicked, what about a basic C++ and Objective C written XnView app for our latest popular world used smartphone operating systems :D

It will be a rebirth of the now discontinued XnView Smartphone. I think Android would be the most important platform to support first.

Pierre, you could charge a small fee on Android market - I and many would support you and pay.

How hard would it be port XnView and all it's libraries etc to those two platforms? It would be better to use NDK as much as possible no?

Rundown:
-basic image viewing to begin with, along with image manipulation (cropping, resizing etc)
-support for pinch-to-zoom viewing on both platforms
-support for Open GL / GL ES where possible for viewer next/prev image effects
-support for some GPU acceleration/hardware acceleration where possible
-for opening for accessing SD card on Android
-a Android widget
-Support for auto-rotation Portrait/Landscape according to acclerometer
-thumbnail size display / file list 'no-thumbs' display
-basic Browser + file manager like in MP
-custom 'startup' folder / last used folder
-support for formats like .ico , APNG - formats which Android doesn't even support natively :)
-lot's of customizable settings, few to begin with
-would need approval from Apple if submitting to Apple's IOS AppStore
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Re: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, Iphone OS and maybe W

Postby budz45 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:38 pm

Mock preview I made for Android:

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I took most of the image from a display on http://imgur.com/

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Myself would like to see a White theme on Andrdoid (as a user option), like on this Android app called 'Huaren'
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Re: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, Iphone OS and maybe W

Postby xnview » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:32 am

Not easy to make same code for Android & Iphone, the problem is not library but UI, it's the big job...
But currently with a friend, we try to make a very simple version for iphone...
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Re: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, Iphone OS and maybe W

Postby budz45 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:15 pm

For UI ever heard of CoreUI - http://www.corecodec.com/products

Could CoreUI be the QT for smartphones
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Re: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, Iphone OS and maybe W

Postby xnview » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:36 pm

budz45 wrote:For UI ever heard of CoreUI - http://www.corecodec.com/products
Could CoreUI be the QT for smartphones

i don't know CoreUI
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Re: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, Iphone OS and maybe W

Postby JohnFredC » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:58 pm

Apple is very controlling about everything to do with iOS, including the development tools you use. At least Android app development is Java family-based and the tools are freeeeeeee!

I've looked into this for a couple of mobile productivity apps I have in mind but concluded I am too old (and don't really care) to learn and pay for an entirely new -to me- language environment (I use Delphi, MS Access, and SQL Server). Will wait and see how Win Mobile 7 plays out. All the usual visual studio tools work for it (with appropriate ancillaries), even Visual Basic.

IMO M$ and Nokia could make quite a splash in the tablet market, even if the announced delay is until fall of 2012. Apple's success in the mobile/tablet market has had two engines: quality hardware and unified software experience. Nokia makes great hardware, and M$ could easily enforce a UI paradigm in a way that assured uniformity of user interaction, something that Google apparently can't (or doesn't choose to... the Honeycomb UI just doesn't quite cut it, IMO). Something like the Win Mobile 7 UI crossed with Windows 7 could be really appealing on a tablet.
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Re: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, Iphone OS and maybe W

Postby JohnFredC » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:42 pm

Sorry to go OT there a little bit, but my point is that the future is gestural interfaces. No time like the present to start figuring out how XnView fits into that future. iOS is a good place to start, but don't count Windows out.
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Re: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, Iphone OS and maybe W

Postby budz45 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:46 pm

Well I'm an Android user and I would like to see it on Android first since Android is open and Linux based anyway :P
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Re: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, Iphone OS and maybe W

Postby budz45 » Fri May 20, 2011 1:50 pm

Instead of the name PXn (pocket xnview)

..then how about this name MoXn (mobile xnview) :D
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Re: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, Iphone OS

Postby Troken » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:36 pm

Android +1

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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby mdalacu » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:52 pm

I would really love to see an Android version, even with the most basic ui and it will be above all there is.

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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby budz45 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:02 pm

We need a video review on Youtube of the new XnView IOS app...Would also like to see a future video review of a future Android version.
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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby Redfern » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:53 pm

I agree. Most picture viewers on Android is...at least stupid.
Very small functionality, buggy...it would be great to see Xnview on Android. Oh, well, i even gonna PAY for ереф app if price will not be too hight

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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby fred404 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:14 pm

I certainly would pay for it too. And indeed the most pictureviewers on Android don't do what i am used from xnview. So, keep up the good work!

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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby squeezechart » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:22 pm

I would also vote for an Android version of XnView - the current standard app does not support
third party libraries and many alternatives that support more file formats are full of ads and not
of the quality we are used to from XnView.

I would definitely pay for an XnView for android.

What do you think?


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