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#26 2013-03-14 05:55:45

HalosGhost
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Awesome! Installing now!

All the best,

-HG


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#27 2013-07-27 23:25:48

ioos
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Working on some new features.

It needs a new icon. Any ideas?

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#28 2013-07-27 23:31:18

HalosGhost
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

If I could make some feature requests:

  • Ability to cache pages for offline reading

  • Ability to edit pages

As for the icon, I'd recommend the Arch logo with, instead of the cannon arch cut-out from the bottom, a Wiki "W" cut out of the bottom bowl. To clarify, I whipped this up really quickly in Inkscape:
ArchWiki Logo Proposal
Wikipedia's logo font is Linux Libertine (the double-cross "W" was added per Wikipedia's request and is available in the font—though I just used the standard LinLib "W" for the mock-up).

All the best,

-HG

Last edited by HalosGhost (2013-07-28 00:22:59)


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#29 2013-07-28 00:37:45

progandy
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Here is another take on the logo using inkscape. The font is Ethnocentric
archwikihiqq4.png

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#30 2013-07-28 18:32:43

ioos
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Thanks guys. I like that idea for the logo. I'll play with that format a little bit.


HalosGhost wrote:

If I could make some feature requests:

  • Ability to cache pages for offline reading

  • Ability to edit pages

Offline pages is one thing that I'm working on. It shouldn't be too hard, I'm just not the best programmer; everything takes me longer than it should.

The ability to edit pages probably isn't going to happen (at least not in the near future). I've always intended it to be a "viewer". Adding that functionallity would be a significant undertaking, and well, see the sentence above. Maybe an option to open the full page in a browser?

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#31 2013-07-28 18:57:36

HalosGhost
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

I figured that editing wouldn't be likely. How about viewing page discussions? I imagine that wouldn't be too much extra work.

All the best,

-HG


"All errors are ᴘᴇʙᴋᴀᴄ errors—It's just a matter of narrowing down which keyboard and chair." -Trilby
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#32 2013-07-28 22:10:34

thesilentboatman
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

I actually like the icon it got now. Clean and simple. But I'm sure the new will be great as well smile

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#33 2013-07-30 00:01:52

brenix
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Been waiting for a native android app like this for a while... Thank you for this amazing contribution! Works great BTW..

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#34 2013-07-30 01:33:34

Roberth
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

This is one of my most useful apps on my nexus 4 since I only have one machine, thanks alot for this.


Use the Source, Luke!

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#35 2013-08-04 20:43:05

thiagowfx
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Your app is great! But I have only one general complaint. Say I'm in page X. After switching to another app on my Android, sometimes when I get back to your app it goes back to the wiki homepage, instead of going back to X. Sometimes it doesn't happen. I'm not really sure why.

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#36 2013-08-04 23:47:28

ioos
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

thiagowfx wrote:

Your app is great! But I have only one general complaint. Say I'm in page X. After switching to another app on my Android, sometimes when I get back to your app it goes back to the wiki homepage, instead of going back to X. Sometimes it doesn't happen. I'm not really sure why.


That's due to the way Android works. It manages memory by killing backgrounded apps when the foreground process needs it. Maybe this application should always start on the last page you were viewing? I'll look into it.

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#37 2014-06-17 13:07:32

k0tb4tzen
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

You may add that to the f-droid.org repo.

HowTo: https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/Inclusion_How-To

Thanks for programming this!

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#38 2016-09-08 19:33:40

fsckd
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Re: ArchWiki Viewer for Android

Hi, there's been a couple of big changes to the wiki which require updating the home page of the app. The Beginners' Guide is no more. It has been merged into the Installation Guide. The Forum Etiquette was replaced by the Code of Conduct which covers the entire community (forums, wiki, IRC, etc.). Thanks. smile


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