10 Jul 2006 » permalink
I did some tinkering with NFlick yesterday and just released the 0.2 version. NFlick is an application to quickly browse your flickr photos sets. A cafe-like “I want to show you that photo” solution.
The major changes include:
- Lots of bugs & memory leaks fixed.
- Photos are now auto-rotated and shown fullscreen against a black background.
- The browsing interface is paged (think google search results) showing 18 thumbnails at once. “Paging” is actually a very efficient GUI solution for the small devices. Less data shown = less memory used.
- Thumbnails are, once downloaded, cached into the device memory. That makes future browsing extremely fast. A typical flickr thumbnail is 3-5KB so even if you've got lots of photos it won’t eat too much of your precious space.
- A clickable link to obtain the mini-token on the front page.
With this kind of applications, it’s always possible to extend them into infinity (searching, uploading photos, being able to browse related contact photos, viewing comments, etc). But it’s very usable for me at the moment, and hopefully for others too. The source lives in the Subversion repository:
svn co http://svn.mdk.am/nflick/trunk
Note: If you’re using NFlick 0.1.0 please uninstall the package before installing the new version. There were some packaging changes and a simple upgrade won’t work.
Oh, and besides: I'm going to LugRadio Live 2006. I’ll be doing a small Diva talk. I'm anxious to see how Birmingham and Linux will tune in together. It’s a good test drive before Guadec 2007. Hope to see you all there.