Friday, June 15, 2012

urlNeXT Version 1.7.4

As today I found that Google may use differences link for their search page, I make a little update to accomodate the change. I really have no idea since when Google make the change.
Previously google search just use http://www.google.com/search. But today beside "/search", they may use "/webhp" or even just "/".

Beside that, I also make change on the animation to make the animation more likely the Google Chrome animation that appear when you use Swipe Gesture in Mac OS X for back and forward  history browsing. Previously, when I put the animation in urlNeXT, Google Chrome have the animation across the browser window. But some months ago, they change the animation and as it's minor for me, I was postponing change the animation in urlNeXT in case Google change it again.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

wTouch version 0.4.1

As XBMC Eden is already in beta phase, it's time to update the add-ons. There is a change in XBMC's JSON-RPC API, which a change on the add-ons is mandatory.

So here is the update for Eden, wTouch version 0.4.1
Basically not much change in function, but the update is about compatibility with Eden for the JSON-RPC API.

But still, a year without any new feature, I have an idea to empower the gyroscope in the iPhone/iPod Touch, and iPad 2. As previously tested, the new feature is use the gyroscope to control XBMC.
The gestures are:

  • Tap, hold and move/rotate the device left, right, up, or down this will mimicking the arrow keys on the keyboard. Release the tap will stop the action based on the gyroscope. This will give you an experience like you are conducting the XBMC to do what you want.
  • Turn your device Up-Side-Down (the screen facing your table) when a media is played, will make the XBMC pause the media. Turn it back, will automatically play the media again. So if you have a little interruption when you watching movie, just turn your device and when done, turn it back. (If the screen locked, just unlocked it then wTouch will aware the condition of the device and tell XMBC to play the media.
There is another fixed on how displaying the cover images so it will stretch better and show the image within the screen

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

urlNeXT Version 1.7.3

Just a little tweak on link scanner to cover some site, not much update.

Responding from the comments at  Chrome WebStore, about  requesting to turn off the animation page.
The feature to able to turn it off is require a persistent storage to store the selected option. Either we use cloud storage or use your local storage.

Until now, I'm still do not want to have cloud storage (mean may use some little your traffic, or just some information may fly over the internet) and also I do not want to your local storage, although it's just a very-very small amount of data. So I do not have option to store/save your option.

About the animation page itself, I made it as a feedback to user input. As I tested it, without any feedback, I often lost even do not know wether it's happened or no. For comparison, I'm using it on OS X with touch gesture, and helped with another tools BetterTouchTools, and I made gesture to make the shortcut called. Sometimes the gesture work, sometimes not, so feedback is really needed.

But this is not final, and highly probable that I will implement local database/storage to save the options.
And there is no target date about it or which version as it's still not on plan.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

urlNeXT Version 1.7.2

I'm rather hate to make this update, actually it's not an update, just change of the setting.
And honestly, I really do not like to make this change, as now the content script is injecting https.

From the start I use content script, I do not like it inject your https pages. But Google make change again, that the Chrome now, by default use https pages in search. As in this case, I could not use the scan link on google search except allowing the content script injected to HTTPS.

So, at least you know the reason, then you can decide