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Michell Bak
Android developer and mobile enthusiast. I like to create stuff.
Android developer and mobile enthusiast. I like to create stuff.

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Does anyone know if all the non-live streamed sessions will be uploaded to YouTube? It seems to have been the standard practice for prior years and many of the most interesting sessions weren't live streamed.

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As a bit of a follow-up on my previous post, here's a look at a slightly updated movie details screen on a Nexus 5X.

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Feeling inspired by an awesome Google Play redesign concept, I created this movie details page for Android. What do you think?

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Here's the Google Play concept:

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Jolly pre-alpha is now available for Android TV

I've spent the last few days working on adding some support for Android TV in Jolly. There's a lot to do still, but I'm pretty happy with how far it's come in just a few days.

If you're upgrading from version 2016-04-25, you can update as usual. If not, please uninstall any prior versions before installing the new version.

As always, please read the notes before downloading.

Download here:

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Developing for Android TV is so much more fun and rewarding than I was expecting! Might make me want to change my priorities for Jolly...

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One of the greatest things about app development (and software development in general) is that it allows you to create something that thousands of people can use every day.

As many of you know, I have worked on Mizuu for about four years, and it's been a lot of work during those four years. As a result, I was a bit apprehensive of taking on the task of creating Jolly. I knew there was a lot of code that had to be rewritten and that it would take a tremendous amount of time to do that. I also knew that most of the initial work wouldn't result in any visual changes, as it was mostly a matter of removing code and improving underlying code.

I've been working on Jolly for the past month or so, and to be honest I'm quite surprised by how far I've gotten.

As some of you know, I have a Nvidia SHIELD TV hooked up to my TV. Last night I used Jolly to watch a movie on the SHIELD TV, and I was unhappy about the experience. So, I started working on adding proper support for Android TV, and I feel I've come a long way in just short of a day.

Here's a video for you to check out of what it looks like at the moment.

#androidtv #androidapps #android #androidtvapps #androiddev #jollyapp #jolly

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Next pre-alpha build of Jolly will introduce improved support for Android TV devices. The biggest change is the movie details view, which will look completely different on Android TV.

I don't have any experience in developing for Android TV, so it'll probably be buggier than usual, but I managed to whip up a proof of concept in 1½ hours. Pretty surprised by how seemingly easy it is to develop for Android TV.

I'm expecting to publish the build some time this weekend.

#androiddev #androidtv #android #jolly #androidapps

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Jolly pre-alpha build available!

I've decided compile a pre-alpha build of Jolly for interested early adopters to try out. It's available on GitHub using the link below. I'll be following up with more pre-alpha builds in the coming weeks.

It should be underscored that these pre-alpha builds aren't fully functional and lack many of the basic features, including playback of video files. This will of course be improved over time.

The GitHub link also includes a public check list of things I have yet to add, improve or fix. Once everything on the check list has been completed, I'll kick off the public alpha test.

Please read the check list and notes before downloading.

Despite being an extremely early build that hasn't been tested on anything but my Nexus 6P running Android N, I'm very interested to know what you think. The entire purpose of these pre-alpha builds is to get very early feedback and hopefully improve the final product.

You can download the first pre-alpha build here:

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I've received a ton of feedback regarding my upcoming Jolly app and the possibility of it being on Android TV, and I've just ordered one of these bad boys... What happens next?

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Slowly, but surely making progress... Public alpha test starting next month.

#byebyemizuu #hellojolly #android #androidapp #androiddev #opensource
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