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Nanling Zheng
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Hello everyone, I wanted to pause from working on QuickPic and address some of the concerns that have arisen from QuickPic being acquired by Cheetah Mobile. 

First, QuickPic is an app I've worked very hard on for the last several years. I'm very grateful that so many people use it and love it. But, in all honesty, having those same people leave 1-star reviews so quickly was very discouraging and disappointing. I have no intention of abandoning QuickPic, in fact I didn't just sell it off, me and the original QuickPic team have joined Cheetah Mobile to continue developing the app—but now with the resources to make the work sustainable.

Here are the important things to know about the future of QuickPic:

* QuickPic will always be free
* The same team is still working on the app
* We won't increase the number of sensitive app permissions requested
* Ads won't be coming soon
* New features will coming

We're on the same development path as before so you won't see things like app permissions change. We're also working on bringing features like photo editing and free cloud storage to the app in the near future. 

While I'm talking about QuickPic and some behind-the-scenes workings of the team, there are a few things I wanted to say about independent app development.

I don't think most mobile users understand the hard time small and independent developers face trying to follow our passion creating these apps. To make a great mobile app takes a lot more time than it may seem. To continue supporting it and keeping it updated is equally as hard. The QuickPic team always had the dream of being acquired by a company with plenty of resources so that we could continue this work, but other companies didn't care about us the way Cheetah Mobile has.

The enthusiast Android community too, doesn't seem to understand the realities of monetizing these apps. It's very hard to get enough people to pay for an app. Including a donation button is a good idea, but only ever provided us with a few dollars. This isn't meant to be harsh, only to inform our fans and users about the realities and why we are happy to join Cheetah Mobile.

Cheetah Mobile has contributed a lot to Android and fixed many issues that Google and many smartphone companies could not. The fragmentation of the Android system is getting increasingly serious which could sabotage all Android users’ experience in the future. With the help of a company like Cheetah Mobile who is dedicated to solving problems and improving the Android ecosystem, I sincerely believe that QuickPic can grow faster and better in the future.

Thank you to everyone who has downloaded QuickPic and has given it a chance. I hope this eases any fears you might have and hope that you'll continue to be QuickPic users. 
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+Nanling Zheng Mate, I understand that you made this statement coz of your new management forced you to. And I do know that you don't like what Cheetah trying to do with QuickPic. ;)
What to do man, It's just the way it works.. :(
Good luck to you!
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Nanling Zheng
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QuickPic 4.0 beta:

Auto backup photos to cloud with WiFi (in Settings)
Colorful themes for action bar
Support photo sphere
Google account login with Play Service
Sort folder by file size
Faster scanning folders

Download: http://alensw.com/assets/quickpic_4.0b.apk

We don't use Google Play Beta channel because many "App store" grab the APK into their site as a release version, it's very annoying.
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لطفا کمک و راهنمایی
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Nanling Zheng
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QuickPic 3.8 beta:

Transfer picture/video with WiFi connection between multiple devices.
(2 WiFi related permissions required)

http://alensw.com/assets/quickpic_3.8b.apk

We don't use Google Play Beta channel because many "App store" grab the APK into their site as a release version, it's very annoying.

Thanks!
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+Mohammed Zatari​, first you have to show that album (typing the password if you had put one). Once you see the album, long click to select it, and from settings click: Show.
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QuickPic is going to support Picasa, if you want to test, please send email to me.
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+Sean Rouvinsky
Please no Favorites. "Rating stuff" is in general nothing I would like to see in QuickPic :-(
What about sort by date descent and then using idividual covers for the albums you are used mostly?


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QuickPic dev version run in Android 4.4 KitKat: You can find the top status bar is translucent with action bar, and the navigation bar is also translucent, and it can be auto hided when view a pic with new immersive full screen mode!
If you have got a Nexus 5, please send email to me to get this dev version.
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yes its a great future
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Hello everyone, I wanted to pause from working on QuickPic and address some of the concerns that have arisen from QuickPic being acquired by Cheetah Mobile. 

First, QuickPic is an app I've worked very hard on for the last several years. I'm very grateful that so many people use it and love it. But, in all honesty, having those same people leave 1-star reviews so quickly was very discouraging and disappointing. I have no intention of abandoning QuickPic, in fact I didn't just sell it off, me and the original QuickPic team have joined Cheetah Mobile to continue developing the app—but now with the resources to make the work sustainable.

Here are the important things to know about the future of QuickPic:

* QuickPic will always be free
* The same team is still working on the app
* We won't increase the number of sensitive app permissions requested
* Ads won't be coming soon
* New features will coming

We're on the same development path as before so you won't see things like app permissions change. We're also working on bringing features like photo editing and free cloud storage to the app in the near future. 

While I'm talking about QuickPic and some behind-the-scenes workings of the team, there are a few things I wanted to say about independent app development.

I don't think most mobile users understand the hard time small and independent developers face trying to follow our passion creating these apps. To make a great mobile app takes a lot more time than it may seem. To continue supporting it and keeping it updated is equally as hard. The QuickPic team always had the dream of being acquired by a company with plenty of resources so that we could continue this work, but other companies didn't care about us the way Cheetah Mobile has.

The enthusiast Android community too, doesn't seem to understand the realities of monetizing these apps. It's very hard to get enough people to pay for an app. Including a donation button is a good idea, but only ever provided us with a few dollars. This isn't meant to be harsh, only to inform our fans and users about the realities and why we are happy to join Cheetah Mobile.

Cheetah Mobile has contributed a lot to Android and fixed many issues that Google and many smartphone companies could not. The fragmentation of the Android system is getting increasingly serious which could sabotage all Android users’ experience in the future. With the help of a company like Cheetah Mobile who is dedicated to solving problems and improving the Android ecosystem, I sincerely believe that QuickPic can grow faster and better in the future.

Thank you to everyone who has downloaded QuickPic and has given it a chance. I hope this eases any fears you might have and hope that you'll continue to be QuickPic users. 
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+Nanling Zheng That was a very honest statement. Your app is the #1 image catalog software on Android. And it's free.
It's very stupid that people give your app a one star rating only based on being acquired by CM. 
Don't be discouraged by those naive users. We know it's hard work and you need to make a living.
I use your app for my profession daily. My only grief is that it doesn't have a rating system. Something that I desperately need. I'm using a other app for this now. It doesn't have all the features that QP has, but the rating system is essential for my work.
I hope you will implement it soon. QP doesn't need an editor. That's like reinventing the wheel. A dedicated edit button that links to another selectable app is more than enough.

My compliments for your work!
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Nanling Zheng
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QuickPic 3.9 release:

Android 5.0 material style, cleaner UI (the screen shot is running in 4.4, material dialogs also in release version)
Single thumbnail view as default, "Stack" as an option
Long press a folder to change cover
Optimize Picasa albums structure (move G+ posted pictures into a single folder [Posted in Google+])
Fix: edit hidden picture failed

http://alensw.com/assets/quickpic_3.9.apk

We don't use Google Play Beta channel because many "App store" grab the APK into their site as a release version, it's very annoying.
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+Nanling Zheng Still I cant sync Selected Albums onto my phone!! Can you give us download particular album option with this awesome app! :) Something like 'Picasa Tool' which is available on Google Play Store!!
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QuickPic 3.5 Beta2: Now support Picasa, 500px...
http://alensw.com/assets/quickpic_3.5b2.apk
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better photo browser i have ever seen
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Google, please refund to consumers who want to use SD card with their KitKat devices!!! https://www.google.com.hk/search?q=4.4.2+external+sd+card
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agreed Matt, they've come over all heavy handed, Microsoft/Apple style for a bunch of feeble excuses and created problems where they didn't exist before.
I understand the arguments they've presented but would use one of my favourite Scottish expressions "load o' pish" to describe them. ;)
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Google give us a real full screen mode in Kitkat, great!
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HELLO HOW CAN I VIEW MPO 3D PHOTO IN 2D MODE
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I don't understand Google's virtual buttons for Android:
1. Why status bar at top and virtual buttons at bottom even for large screen tablets?! ICS's design was better!
2. Why gesture can not work when the virtual buttons are hided?! You should never EAT the user's gestures, just show the virtual buttons at first touch event, then dispatch the event to the app!
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With the size of smartphones just getting larger and larger it is time for Google and other app developers to rethink UI design. All buttons, menus should be att the bottom of the screen where users fingers are (when holding normally). Many Google interfaces would be instantly better if you turned your phone upside-down.
Just look where the red "g+" is situated on the Google+ It could not be farther away from a users index finger! Madness!
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QuickPic 3.0 RC:
since 2.9 Beta:
Multi-core optimization, faster loading
Better quality preview caches (need rebuild)
Auto scale thumbnails to fit screen
New style cropper with pinch to zoom
Transition optimization
File operations optimization
Fix: hide failed in 4.3
Fix: issues of opening maps app
QuickPic 3.0 RC. 首页 分类 标签 留言 关于 订阅 2019-09-25 | 分类原创作品. QuickPic 3.0 RC. for Android 3.0+: 100% decode super large images, best quality and quicker; Crop better quality image, also does wallpaper; Always hardware acceleration for 3.0+, more smooth for all devices: ...
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I asked to be a beta tester a long time ago. Do you still have the beta tester?
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  • Tongji University
    Applied Mathematics, 1996 - 2000
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Android Developing
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Android and Windows Developing, JAVA/C/C++ Programming, Software architecture and design
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  • QuickPic
    2009 - present
    Author of QuickPic: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alensw.PicFolder
  • 千千静听
    2002 - 2006
    http://baike.baidu.com/view/2063354.htm and http://baike.baidu.com/view/6725.htm
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