ComicViewer - Android Applet

The author of Androitter - a twitter applet for Android - introduced a new applet.

This time, a ComicViewer. He puts Screen Cast on his blog, so that you can see how it works by just clicking the play button in the Flash on his page.

Update on Jan 19: Adamrocker updated his applet. He has fixed some memory leaks. So I revised links to his page. If you have installed ComicViewer v2 to your Android Zaurus, download his package and re-install, please.

The instruction how to try on your Android Zaurus will be;
o Download the zipped project file and unpack it.
o Copy comic_viewer2/bin/comic_viewer2.apk to android-root/data/app in your Android Zaurus.
o Pack your favorite JPEG or PNG image files in a zip file. Then copy it to your SD card.
o Set SD card to your Zaurus.
o Boot Android up.
o Go Application Folder and click [ComicViewer v2]
o Find /sdcard and press [Enter] key.
o Find your zipped image file.

Once you find the zip file, press [OK]. The image files in your zip will be displayed. You can browse trhough by pressing left and right cursor.
ComicViewer1.png    ComicViewer2.png

Then press [OK]. Now you are in View mode. [L] or [R] on the keyboard shifts the image left or right. [Up] and [Down] cursor key give you scroll. [Menu] has [Zoom In], [Zoom Out] and [Pan]. [Pan] is usefull because some image might be displayed in wrong aspect ratio.
ComicViewer3.png    ComicViewer4.png    ComicViewer5.png

Works in the landscape view as the same.
ComicViewer6.PNG    ComicViewer7.PNG

If aspect ratio is messed up, say [Pan].
ComicViewer8.PNG    ComicView10.png
This applet is a fun thing to see. It runs very light. You will be amazed how it works. It's way faster than the dogs in API Demo. But....


This applet is under development and you may come across some issues. Please do not get mad if anything unexpected happens. Keep it in your mind we are a test bed. Whatever happens it is caused by what we have done.

I would recommend to try this applet on following restrictions.

o Keep your zipped image file less than a few mega-bytes. Too big, too much.
o Once in a while, your Zaurus may be gone crazy. A lot HDD access and no response. In such a case, leave your Zaurus alone for a while. In ten or thirty minutes (I'm not joking), it will come back with "Activity No Respose" dialog, then say [Force close]. You'll be back in home.

These issues might be related to Dalvik GC and how an applet manages its resources. Further study is required.

Anyway, it's very fun thing to try this applet.



I didn't have any collections of image files, so I downloaded some from Miku Hatsune Tumblr to write this post.
posted by 安藤恐竜 at 22:30 | Comment(3) | TrackBack(1) | 日記
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ただし。DalvikのGCがしょぼいくてなのかどうなのか、無反応でHDDアクセスランプを点滅させたまま、30分くらい帰ってこないことがあります。でも。そのまま、優しく見守って上げてください。そのうち、「No Resonse」のダイアログがでます。そこで、「Force close」すれば大丈夫です。

Posted by 安藤恐竜 at 01/18/2008 23:05

Posted by 安藤恐竜 at 01/19/2008 07:33


Posted by adamrocker at 01/21/2008 10:22
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